Hold On

“But you are a God of forgiveness…slow to become angry, and full of love and mercy; you didn’t abandon them.” (Nehemiah 9:17)  Ever wonder how different the world would be if you were in charge? In the movie Bruce Almighty, God briefly bestowed all of his tasks upon the main character. Bruce Nolan had big...

October 3, 2022October 3, 2022by

No Better Place to Be

After hearing “talk” for years about how the middle school in the town I teach in will move all 6th grade classes there, it finally came to reality this school year.  Construction was completed over the summer and we were ready to move in!  All 6th grades were always housed in all of our elementary...

September 26, 2022September 26, 2022by

God is Faithful to Equip Us

Before I clicked off the call, doubt and worry were creeping into my mind. How would I navigate the mountain roads at night, engulfed in darkness? I would never find my way from one station to the next. What would happen if I got lost, with all his necessities in my car? Fear rapidly reared...

September 20, 2022September 20, 2022by

Give Him All You Got!

I will never forget the morning my husband and I took our children to the playground. It was early in the morning and the weather was beautiful so we decided to take them out so they can get some fresh air. At the playground I saw my son who is two years old on top...

September 13, 2022September 13, 2022by


Over the last sixteen years in the education field, I have learned a lot about the limitations that students, specifically special education students, put upon themselves. As a Master Teacher of Special Education, I have had the privilege to work with several school buildings in addition to various classroom settings, teachers, and students.  I have...

September 5, 2022September 5, 2022by


When I was younger, I raced bicycles. I was as committed as a ninth grader could be to the sport of cycling. I looked the part, complete with my helmet, full racing kit, the tiny pedals that you need special shoes to wear. Wearing all of the right things did not make me the second...

August 29, 2022August 29, 2022by

Exit Through the Gift Shop

We just got back from vacation and we made a lot of stops along the way. We visited a few museums and a couple other places. It seems everywhere we went there was that familiar arrow, the sign…EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP. Not a simple suggestion to visit…NOPE…it was basically exit through the gift shop...

August 22, 2022August 22, 2022by

That Perfect Summer Bod

…Daniel…prayed three times a day, just as he always had, giving thanks to his God. (Daniel 6:10) I’m a Grammy! Yes, my first grandchild arrived in July and with this new title came a shocking realization – I look like a Grandmom! Not that that’s a bad thing, and not that all grandma’s tip the scale…not even that I...

August 16, 2022August 16, 2022by

Heart of the Matter

A few weeks ago, my wife and I spent a few days in beautiful Lancaster, PA.  On the list of planned activities was seeing the production of David at the Sight and Sound Theatre.  Over the past few months, I have had some co-workers and friends tell me what a great show it was and...

August 8, 2022August 8, 2022by

Take My Hand

As we exited the car, I told my granddaughter to take my hand. “Why?” she asked as usual.“I want to keep you safe.” I replied.“Oh, okay.” She reluctantly obeyed. It was not easy for this four-year-old bundle of energy to surrender her desire to dash across the lot to our destination. As we walked I...

August 1, 2022August 1, 2022by