Toddlers and Tiaras

New FamilyIt started the day she was born.  Her tiny eight pound seven ounce frame could manipulate and “melt” a 180 pound, six-foot tall man.  There in the delivery room of the hospital she grabbed his pinky . . .  and he was “hooked”.  As the years went by, her captivating smile and sweet persuasions helped her in receiving most of what she wanted in life.  Her mother on the other hand, was not so impressed by this maneuver, and felt dethroned as Queen of her own castle.Continue Reading

Pondering Prayer

Whether you are a believer in a specificpondering-woman religion or not, there is one thing that always amazes me.  When in doubt or in need of something that is bigger than we can handle, we ask for prayer.  This is also true if we hear or see someone in pain or despair, we suggest that we will pray for them . . .  I certainly have been on both sides of that conversation.   Continue Reading

Honor & Respect


We talk about these words a lot.  It something we expect and demand from our relationships, we discuss it in our politics.  It should be part of our religious experience, yet do we experience it?  When is the last time that a crowd, or even an individual made a great deal of noise over you?  I am not talking about the “adda girl” or “way to go man” that usually is accompanied by a slap on the back.  I am talking floor shaking “hoorah” with clapping and cheers and whistles?

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