Laying Our Loved Ones To Rest With Honor And Dignity

“The first night in Morotai, the Japanese sent over a bomber on the north end of the island.  The next day we went out and dug a deeper foxhole.”  – Lt. Joseph F. Cullen, Personal Diary My husband went to rent a car for a trip to the west coast.  The occasion:  A memorial service […]

Five Musts When You Go To War In Order To Fight From Victory

“Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:”  ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭144:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬ “Nancy, I am sorry to tell you that the biopsy indicates cancer. I have made an appointment for you to meet with a surgeon next week.” It was not news I wanted anytime, but particularly […]

How To Define Adventure Elements of A Journey Road Map

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination. – Earl Nightingale Every journey needs a road map.  I am resuming work on a book (I have several underway), that I began when I received a diagnosis of breast cancer.  After an initial burst of content […]

How Troubles Can Be Transformed Into Testimony – Armed By Joy

“He knows how to take your troubles and turn them into trophies, how to take the test and make it your testimony.” ~ Joel Osteen Troubles are a staple of life on this earth.  Some folks seem to thrive on looking for it, while others simply expect it on a daily basis. Most times those […]

One Essential Celebration On Which History Pivots

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. Pope John Paul II The resurrection of Jesus Christ.  The one essential celebration in history that brings out chocolate bunnies, colored eggs, and marshmallow peeps.  I like chocolate and joyously display wonderfully painted eggs and decorations we acquired during […]

How To Watch The Television Premiere of Ends Of The Earth

Here am I, send me; send me to the ends of the earth; send me to the rough, the savage lost of the wilderness; send me from all that is called comfort on earth; send me even to death itself, if it be but in your service, and to promote your kingdom — David Brainerd […]

Who Ultimately Are The Really Poor And- How Can We Best Serve Them?

For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. Matt 26:11 Recently I was watching an episode of Poldark on Masterpiece Classic.  It is a BBC Period piece set in Cornwall England beginning in the 1780s.  In this particular episode, the lower classes in the region were starving due to […]

Three Ways In Which Love Never Fails

Love Never Fails….. (1 Corinthians 13:8)  is a stunning statement.  Yet, it is scripture, it is therefore both true and truth.  But, think about it:  Love NEVER Fails! Few of us enjoy failure.  I know I do not.  For those who seem to reside in failure, they have probably had a rough road of conditioning […]

How Rescuing Lost Stories Is A Noble Thing

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31‬:‭8‬ ‭NLT‬‬ The noble mission of giving lost stories a voice goes much deeper than simply finding interesting facts.  There is something quite visceral when a story emerges from the shadows and sheds light on current happenings.    Recently I […]