Heading South

When most people say, “And that’s when it headed south,” they mean things went terribly wrong. But for me, heading south is heading home. It can be the home in middle Tennessee where my mother lived for 36 years, but it can be other places as well. In this case, it’s home to the mountains … [Read more…]

100 Things–or maybe 21

I just found a notebook from twelve or fifteen years ago with the impressive title, “Lanita’s Lists.” The first entry says “100 Things I’ve Learned in My Life.” Wow! I thought when I found it–my life wisdom from years ago. So it turns out that the list I started so optimistically has only 21 items … [Read more…]

Spiritual Peaks

As Christians, we all have spiritual peaks and valleys, and this week so far included two spiritual peaks for me–in addition to the usual joy of worshiping with my Christian family at Central. The first was last night when over 300 of us gathered at Cincinnati Christian University with members of the Christian Church, Disciples … [Read more…]

Mary DeMuth

An outstanding author that I admire greatly is Mary DeMuth. She spoke at Write to Publish in June and I was touched by her devotion to God, her family, and the craft of writing. You can follow her blog at http://relevantblog.blogspot.com. What she writes is always honest and thought-provoking, whether it’s parenting articles, devotional thoughts, … [Read more…]

More Life and Death

Another death, another friend. This one older, but her death unexpected. Her family is in shock. The doctor told them she had only two to four months to live, and they could see her struggle to breathe, even with oxygen. The next day, as they were processing “two to four months to live,” she died. … [Read more…]