WE WILL WALK WITH EACH OTHER, WORK SIDE BY SIDE5.4.2021Tuesday

Rather than getting aggravated at each other, exasperated, whining, or whatever emotions rise up in times of disagreement, why not recognize that our differences may actually help us balance out our needs? My prayer is that we will be thankful for the gifts of others and that we may indeed work side by side andContinue reading “WE WILL WALK WITH EACH OTHER, WORK SIDE BY SIDE5.4.2021Tuesday”

Miracle Grow?4.29.2021Thursday morning prayer

For those who are heavily burdened: You are not alone. Your troubles can be opportunities to grow and learn when places in the hands of Holy, Life-Giving Love. May it be so. I invite you to join in pondering and prayer:

For the moms4.14.2021Wednesday

I have two hearings this morning, one where I represent the child and one where I represent the mother in Dependency and Neglect cases. Both children were born exposed to drugs. Drugs cause a lot of the problems seen at Juvenile Court, but not all of them. Way too often, the root problem is traumaContinue reading “For the moms4.14.2021Wednesday”

KEEP PRAYING THURSDAY 4.8.2021

Don’t give up. That is one of the clear messages of The Bible; don’t give up. Life is a construction zone, sometimes very full of mess and disappointment, but God is the builder and can convert any failed area into something new. I am praying for the children and for all of us who needContinue reading “KEEP PRAYING THURSDAY 4.8.2021”

Mercy Me4/7/2021Wednesday

Sociologists have been calling out for a change in our penal system for years. I remember studying it in the late 1970’s. Currently, neuroscience has been studying images of the brain and finding that good hugs help heal trauma, including PTSD, that shame shuts the brain down, that thinking positive does actually make life betterContinue reading “Mercy Me4/7/2021Wednesday”

LIVING FAITH LOCALLY 4/6/2021 TUESDAY

Today is a local election day here. Behind the scenes of Jesus’ life, the local political system was clearly making its presence known. Ever since I began to study religion, I have been struck by the impact politics and religion have on each other, even how they can be used by each other. I don’tContinue reading “LIVING FAITH LOCALLY 4/6/2021 TUESDAY”

PLAY THE HARMONICA! Uhmm, that is LIVE IN HARMONY !FRIDAY 3.5.2021

Whether on your feet or in the car, whether you love the Blues like I do, whether you like people or not, let’s join together in living harmoniously. Psalm 19:14 – can you put it to music? Here are my ponderings and prayer:

Thankful for those who make our world a better place. Tuesday morning Prayer – March 2, 2021

Who do you think of when you think of those who serve your community? Who are you thankful for that has inspired you or helped to nurture you? Please join with me in giving thanks for these people: