Romance Novels

I posted books I have read the past few months. In that post I said I don't like horror or romance novels. A friend asked why I don't like romance novels. For me, they lead to sin. Reading a romance novel can cause me to become unhappy with my own marriage. True romance novels filled…

David Ray Duncan

May I tell you a few stories about my brother-in-law David Ray Duncan? He and the rest of the family still call me by my childhood nickname Kandie. He commented on my post Saturday. He is an amazing man. My in-laws Glen and Rita Duncan were great parents, but a huge part of why David…

Programs

I was working out the other day. I was working out with a trainer who knows much more about exercise than I do. Why? Because she has experience, strength, and hope. She’s teaching me a program of weight training. She shows me the way to get stronger. One day at a time. Step by step.…

Book Quote: Invisible Pain

“Here’s the deal: Pain affects us. It affects every part of who we are and how we live. We often cannot see the pain others are experiencing. Many people we see each day have invisible illnesses: MS, migraines, heart disease, diabetes, and many others. Lots of folks live with chronic pain that we don’t see.…

What Can You Know?

Last month my husband and I spent a week in Chattanooga studying 1 John, 2 John, and 3 John at a Precept Ministries International Spring Study Program.  I love these intensive study programs!  As part of the study, we made list of what we can know according to 1 John. The author states clearly that…

Long Time Waiting

If you have been praying for someone… If you have loved ones you wish would turn from their sin… If it seems to have been so long… I want to encourage you.  Don’t give up!  Trust God.  Pray without ceasing.  You are not alone. God hears your prayers.  My mom was a bitter, abusive drunk.…

Stop the Gossiping 

I’ve posted about this before. I speak as a mom who has experienced the death of my son.  But it seems not everyone got the message.  A young man in our community died. Two in the past week in fact. One, a college student, was shot in a robbery gone bad. The other, a 13…

Foot In Mouth

Also known as sin.  Recently in a lady’s Bible study, I tried to comment on a particular topic. What I tried to say was relevant to the topic being discussed, but what I said came out all wrong.  I did not carefully consider my words. I did not plan what I was going to say.…