Category: Recovery

Following Your GPS

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT) Years ago, I had just driven across the 301 Nice… Continue Reading “Following Your GPS”

Not Nearly Enough Time…

It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late,    and work your worried fingers to the bone.Don’t you know he enjoys    giving rest to those he loves? Psalm 127:2 The Message I moved through the house this morning before heading out the door, making a… Continue Reading “Not Nearly Enough Time…”


“…let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.” Hebrews 10:22 NLT While praying for… Continue Reading “Washed”

Missing the Signs?

Yesterday afternoon as I headed out to run an errand, I was approaching the entrance ramp to I-64 at the college.  As I got closer, slowed, and turned on my left turn signal to enter the ramp, I realized that a car was exiting… Continue Reading “Missing the Signs?”

No Wrinkles on My Spirit

I admit that I love to watch re-runs of The Walton’s on TV. The stories depict a time when hardships were the norm but family values, faith in God and hard work were valued. In a recent episode Grandma Walton was experiencing some health… Continue Reading “No Wrinkles on My Spirit”

Temples and Tilt a Whirls

The redhead sits in her gray writing room with her snaggle toothed feline companion. The black cat’s steady purr does little to slow the dizzying thoughts spinning round and round in the mind of his favorite person like cars on a tilt a whirl.… Continue Reading “Temples and Tilt a Whirls”

You Always Know

I had been visiting prospective advertising clients…driving down I64E in the pouring pain at around 3:00PM heading back to my office in Staunton. There were no hand-held cell phones back then.  Because of my job, I had a bag phone in my car and… Continue Reading “You Always Know”

It Was 1991

It was 1991.  I was driving across the mountain to work.  Tears streaming down my face. Questioning where I was headed…not at that moment…but where my life was headed. Suddenly, I heard the following words coming from the cassette player (remember those) in my… Continue Reading “It Was 1991”


My parents gave me this strand of cultured pearls when I was in high school.   I wore them in my senior picture.   I wore them when I got married.  I was wearing them once when my son was a baby and he pulled them… Continue Reading “Pearls”


I have refined you, but not as silver is refined.    Rather, I have refined you in the furnace of suffering.I will rescue you for my sake—    yes, for my own sake!  Isaiah:10-11 The trials and tests we go through don’t define us…they refine us! Many years… Continue Reading “Refining”