I AM HERE….. 06/23/2021 …..

Paul tells the Corinthians, “Do you want to be the best in something? Do you really want something to brag about? How about being best at generosity, like you said you wanted to be?“ Paul doesn’t even say to give everything away, just to give as you are able. Develop the gift of generosity. (IIContinue reading “I AM HERE….. 06/23/2021 …..”

THE POWER OF LOVE – TAKE TWO— 6/3/2021 —-

True power is found in Love. So often, I hear about the power to overcome, the power to succeed, the power of this, the power of that. Our society has so many ideas of how to gain power and how to help bring good. It is fascinating to me to see pictures of brain imagingContinue reading “THE POWER OF LOVE – TAKE TWO— 6/3/2021 —-“

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”