Using Your Gifts

  Ocean City, MD… This Biblical sand art is straight up awesome. So many people were stopping and taking photos. No wonder! Look at that intricate detail involved in these images. Can you even imagine doing a job like this? My first thought of this incredible work reminds me of how we can all use our gifts,…

Serena Rules!

“I love who I am, and I encourage other people to love and embrace who they are. But it definitely wasn’t easy- it took me a while.” Serena Williams, Instagram She’s wise with her words and she’s on fire on the court. Serena Williams latest win at Wimbledon July 9 has brought her twenty-two grand…

Praying for Orlando

Praying for this world. Some words to remember and live by: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction…. The chain reaction of evil-hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars-must…

UMUS4GV

UMUS4GV. How’s that for a license plate? UMUS4GV. Thank you to whoever did that one, what a sensational reminder for us all when we are driving on the Beltway (and driving our own life). I’ve been contemplating forgiveness quite a bit these days. The Bible talks a lot about forgiveness. Its so, so important. As a “Jesus…

Happy Easter Monday

First, here is a little gift from me to you… Cuteness overlad, right? I just can’t stop smiling with this little one. She is my sweet granddaughter, Ellie, enjoying her new Easter book on Good Friday. I’d like to say that at nearly a year old she is an avid reader and knows what is…

Tale of Two Wolves

There is a Cherokee Indian tale that goes something like this: An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.  “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil—he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt,…

Prayer of St. Francis

Ever read something and just feel it in your soul? The Prayer of St. Francis does that for me. Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light.…

Our Deepest Fear

IMHO, these are the most inspiring words outside of the Bible that have ever been written: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant,…