He Called Me Daughter

I had heard that Jesus was in the area, but would I dare to go to Him? I’d been deemed unclean because of my condition. I’ve been sick for many years, been to every doctor that exists, all the tests have been done, I have no more money, and no one can help me. Truth be told, I am completely out of hope, too.

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All This For a Flag?

"Today we don’t honor politicians or bankers, or business people. We don’t celebrate evil, or greed, or tyranny. Today we honor the American Flag."

Let’s Face It

About Face In a world of Facebook, face-time, and facial recognition it seems like the human face is pretty important to our culture. Encyclopedia.com describes it this way, “The human face is commonly seen as the key to identifying individuals.” This fact is no more evident than when someone is arrested. Two things happen right …

Don’t Forget This Memorial Day

Even with all of our flaws (and they are many), I love this country. Living in the U.P., my patriotism has grown leaps and bounds. I appreciate how God and Country are celebrated here without fear. It's refreshing. I'm also aware of the fact, that without the sacrifices of life and limb of the countless …

Judgmental Not

So, what's the difference between making a judgment and being judgmental? Personally, I think the difference is mental.... it's all in the attitude. We make judgments all day long. What should I eat? Where should I go? What will I say? What do I think of such and such? What’s the best route to take …

How Do You Smell?

(from the archives 3.12.12) GET A WHIFF OF THIS Americans spend billions of dollars a year on perfumes alone. That's not even counting all the aroma therapy, outlet scented plug-ins, bath oils, air fresheners, candles, soaps, lotions, men's cologne, etc. Overall, we really like our smells! Personally, I love to smell good, and I want …

The Average Blessing

There once was a girl named Julie. She lived in the town of Average. Average was a typical town complete with the basics. It had an OK place to eat called, “Your Average Diner,” a newspaper called, “The Average Gazette,” “Average Joe’s Barber Shop,” “Your Average Bear” Preschool, “Fair to Midland Real-Estate,” “The Law of …