Richer Than We Think

Richer Than We Think

  It was a fun time. My son and granddaughter fixed Mother’s Day lunch for all of us. Spaghetti, hot rolls, salad, dessert, served up with a big dash of caring. I loved it! These times of togetherness are priceless. I couldn’t put a monetary value on them. I’m rich in having my family around […]

The Merciless Wind, Part I

The Merciless Wind, Part I

Since this is the 100 year anniversary of the Peggs tornado, and although I re-published it last year at this time, I do so again today. For a time, I wrote feature stories for The Tahlequah Daily Press. On May 5, 1985, The Press published an article I wrote about the tornado that destroyed Peggs, […]

Don’t Open the Door

Don’t Open the Door

  When the blues come knocking at your door, don’t open it. They come disguised as many things–fear, worry, anxiety, guilt, sadness, if only, despair–whatever their names, don’t invite them in and make them feel comfortable. They might never leave if you do. Goodness knows, there’s more than enough sadness and misery to go around. […]

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

Hope–that small word that keeps us going when things get rough. These are days like we’ve never seen before and sometimes, hope is hard to come by. But, just when we need it most, help comes.¬† I love the Bible stories of encouragement and one of my favorites is found in II Samuel 9, the […]

An Outstretched Hand

An Outstretched Hand

  Sometimes the world seems cold and harsh, but a caring person can put a warm glow on even the worst¬† situation. Because we are human, we don’t always make the wisest choices in life and those foolish choices can land us in a bad situation. From time to time, we are all in need […]

Those Mean Old Hurt Feelings

Those Mean Old Hurt Feelings

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” John 8:32. And boy, what a freeing statement that is. All my life, I’ve struggled with getting my feelings hurt. And, many of the supposed hurts are just that–supposed. But whether the person who injured my exposed raw nerve ends meant to […]

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