Is the devil real?

Have you wrestled with dark thoughts? Have you ever spoken ill of someone? Wished harm on someone you know? Have you ever envied the joy of another? Have you ever been shocked by a grisly dream?  Have you considered the content of your mind as nasty? Have you truly identified the source of the your…

Good Grief

Lucy is known for consistently quipping “Good Grief” to Charlie Brown.  Initially I thought “what an oxymoron, what good could possibly blend with grief?” The truth is that I was recently reminded to “NOT lean on my own understanding!”  Two years have crawled by after my son joined Jesus in heaven.  To maintain the joy…

Facing the Sun

Sunflowers are symbolic of faith, loyalty and adoring friendship. The sunflower is the only bud with flower in it’s name and it is the state flower of Kansas.  Imagine Dorothy traveling the yellow brick road, with the scarecrow as her friend, a fellow traveler who had also lost his spark to fear and anxiety.  Both…