Fruit of the Spirit & Sweet Potato Fries

It had already been a long day and it was only mid-afternoon. Up early for work and a restless night’s sleep added to my fatigue. By the time I clocked out, take-out from one of my favorite restaurants sounded appealing. I was tired, hungry and ready to be home....
When All is Said and Done

When All is Said and Done

After placing my order, I stepped to the side as instructed by the friendly young woman behind the counter. I glanced about, noticing the other customers. Traffic zoomed by outside. The sun was shining. I checked the clock on my phone. No need to rush. As my smoothie...
Pointing Others Toward the Cross of Christ

Pointing Others Toward the Cross of Christ

He wasn’t supposed to be there. But he was. He wasn’t supposed to have a press pass. But he did. As a rookie photojournalist, my husband was handed an opportunity of a lifetime. In June of 1982, he found himself standing within arm’s reach of the Saint of Calcutta....
In the Thick of the Battle

In the Thick of the Battle

My senior year of college involved taking an in-depth Shakespeare class. One of the requirements for passing was to memorize and recite 200 verses of Shakespeare’s literature. To put it mildly, I panicked. I tried. I really did. But the lines would simply not commit...
The Unruly Will

The Unruly Will

When my children were growing up, and old enough to understand, I told them an important truth, “I’m not interested in being your friend, I’m your mom.” My children really didn’t need me to act like a friend. If I did, it would truly be a disservice to them down the...
Stay on Task

Stay on Task

They’ve heard me say it a thousand times. It was a phrase so often repeated to my children during our homeschool days that I had it inscribed on each of their diplomas when they graduated from high school. “Stay on task.” I wanted them to be focused and intentional...