Choosing Freedom Over Slavery

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” Romans 8:15 Archie and my dream was to go on a cruise for our 20th wedding anniversary. Instead, we bought our second repossessed home two weeks before. We worked on it up and until he went home, one week before our 27th. We never made...

Ugly Me and Missing Horses

Clink, clink, shhhhhh, clink, shhhhhh, clink, I hear the ice maker in the hallway. Murrrrmur, mumble, mumble, murrrrmur. Nondescript, muffled words join the clatter and the smell of stale cigarettes emanating from the air conditioner as it hums in the corner. The hotel room returns to near silence in Schaumburg, IL. Have you ever started a day and had it turn so fast you forget yourself? I have...

Found Purpose, Birthday Blessings and Uglies–Were they lost?

Psalm 146:8 "The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;the Lord loves the righteous." Sunday evening...I love Sundays. Darkness is sneaking into the house as shadows are crawling across the floor and creeping up the sofa. This morning we hung out at Heavenly Dad's house, a cup of Michigan Cherry coffee waiting for us. Extra fun was the bonus that it was...