God’s Calling

One winter night my cat darted outside, refused to come back in, and ran from me even though a cold front was quickly dropping the temperature.  This morning I could hear her outside the window calling to me. As I got ready for work, she followed me from room to room and called to me … Continue reading God’s Calling

Where Does My Help Come From

It is hot! Even in this heat, our grand kids - who are ages four, two, and one - want to play outside. Kids don't care about the temperature; they just want to have fun. Do you remember those hot summer days as a kid and settling in the shade to eat refreshing popsicles? When … Continue reading Where Does My Help Come From

Get Up and Carry On

It is really embarrassing to fall in front of people.  Most of the time, we jump up hoping no one actually saw us bite the dust.  Several years ago, a student ran across the playground looking the opposite direction.  Before I even saw him coming, I was knocked to the ground.  My lunch was splattered … Continue reading Get Up and Carry On

The Bond of Unity

Flag Day is one of those holidays that most of us probably know little about. It is not a day that people get off work, watch a parade, shoot fireworks, or have a cookout as with other patriotic holidays like Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, or Labor Day. It is actually not even an … Continue reading The Bond of Unity

Facing the Giants

We may never face giants for battle as in the David and Goliath story in 1 Samuel, but there are often times when we must face daunting problems which are greater than the day to day difficulties. David can teach us a few things about how to effectively handle today’s giants. Regardless of the shape … Continue reading Facing the Giants

Virtuous Woman

Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:10, 30 I vividly remember hearing these scriptures read by the pastor at my Granny Bolin's funeral. I had heard them before and … Continue reading Virtuous Woman

He Paid a Debt He Did Not Owe

Have you ever been punished for something you didn't actually do? Maybe you were rejected and punished even though you tried to do the right things. Maybe you willingly took the blame to prevent someone you cared about from suffering the consequences of their actions or choices.  We often stand up for ourselves refusing to take the blame, … Continue reading He Paid a Debt He Did Not Owe

Lighthouse News Article

Like Jonah, fear caused me to run from God’s call for me to write eleven years ago. I spent months in the belly of the whale as I disobeyed and questioned my abilities. This blog has been the result of God using a total stranger to set my feet on solid ground and confirm that … Continue reading Lighthouse News Article

You are Not Forgotten

It is easy to get discouraged during difficult times and allow fear to control our thoughts and actions. It helps to remember that no matter what I'm going through, I can trust that God is there leading the way and will be with me each step of the journey. Noah and his family were in … Continue reading You are Not Forgotten

Still, Small Voice

When you need direction from God, wouldn’t it be helpful to get some type of huge announcement or spectacular display so there’s no doubt what God wants you to do? How about an audible voice like that of Morgan Freeman, an enormous billboard, or the heat of a burning bush? We watch and wait for … Continue reading Still, Small Voice