Jun 1, 2020

Eat the Cheeseburger

Yesterday my nephew Griffin graduated from high school. Last week we enjoyed dinner with him to celebrate since there wasn't a formal graduation. Because he is the youngest of the nieces and nephews, his graduation brought in a flood of memories of times gone by.

May 17, 2020

Finish the Race


For the past several weeks I’ve been in a slump. Not sure exactly how or when it started, just that it would not lift. This is the first thing I’ve written in many weeks.

Can you relate? Do you ever have times in your life where you just.can’t.seem.to.get.up?

Apr 14, 2020

Revenge is Not Sweet

This week I had a trying situation at work - aka, an opportunity to turn the other cheek and show kindness where it was not deserved.

I failed miserably. And for that I'm thankful.

Apr 7, 2020

To Stress or Not To Stress

Last week I drove home from Florida. Straight home, no stopping except for bio and fuel breaks. No hotel stay, no switching drivers - just me. 

Mar 31, 2020

Somehow

When something happens that is just what we need, how often do we say, "Somehow that all came together?" We shake our heads in wonder at how that happened.

Mar 9, 2020

My Time Was My Own

Welcome to Monday's Minute with Mary, 
a nugget of encouragement to start your week.

Do you enjoy your leisure time? Me too! But my problem is that I began to protect and covet it...at the expense of investing in what God called me to do.

Mar 3, 2020

Look Ahead - It's a New Day!

Welcome to Monday's Minute with Mary, 
a nugget of encouragement to start your week.

How often do you find yourself looking back over your shoulder at what happened yesterday? Or last week, last month, last year?

Feb 26, 2020

Transformed in the Dark

Welcome to Monday's Minute with Mary, 
a nugget of encouragement to start your week.

Have you ever been in the dark, can't seem to see what God is doing? Can't sense that God is there at all? Felt abandoned and alone?

Feb 11, 2020

Relish the Moment

Welcome to Monday's Minute with Mary, 
a nugget of encouragement to start your week.

Last Saturday morning the moon was breathtakingly beautiful! I started to go for my camera to capture that moment, then realized it was not possible.

Feb 3, 2020

Slow Down, You're Movin' Too Fast!

Welcome to Monday's Minute with Mary, 
a nugget of encouragement to start your week.

Are you ready for a divine encounter? Sometimes all it takes is for us to slow down and make room for it.

Jan 27, 2020

Focus on His Light

Welcome to Monday's Minute with Mary, 
a nugget of encouragement to start your week.
Do you sometimes find yourself in the dark, struggling with a difficult circumstance that is wearing you out? 


Jan 23, 2020

When Hurt Breeds Offense

A few mornings ago I woke up at 1:30AM. Stressed, anxious, and hurting. Felt like I was going to burst into tears. A few specific people came to mind who said and did hurtful or neglectful things over a period of time.

Jan 16, 2020

Light Up the Darkness

Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 
(Ephesians 5:11, NIV)

Jan 14, 2020

It's a Good Morning, Yes It Is!

Good morning to you!

The Lord has been dealing with me on where I focus. I have a tendency to go negative in my thinking, especially first thing in the morning.