The Blessing of Community

Every Friday the FMF community writes for five minutes on a prompt given by Kate Motaung. Today’s prompt is: BLESSING Here are my thoughts. Prayers, my own and those of other believers, have blessed me. God hears our prayers. The past couple weeks have been difficult. It has been a comfort to know that the… Continue reading The Blessing of Community

The Lights Along the Shore

We laid my brother to rest.   For years he suffered with mental illness,    going from hospital to home, to hospital to group home. In February I was with him during a two week time period, spending every day at the hospital. While I was at his bedside he began to sing the hymn,… Continue reading The Lights Along the Shore

Book Review: Women Who Move Mountains

The title of the book drew my attention. Women Who Move Mountains: praying with confidence, boldness and grace. Prayer has been a central part of my life. I was curious about Sue Detweiler’s perspective. The first chapter is titled I Believe: Transforming Fear into Faith.  The  author tells her own story of a fearful event… Continue reading Book Review: Women Who Move Mountains

Owls in My Cherry Tree

Every Friday the FMF community writes for five minutes on a prompt given by Kate Motaung. Sometimes the first five minutes of writing stimulates more thought, and I continue on . . . Today’s prompt is: EXPECT expect: to anticipate or look forward to the coming occurrence The sweet cherry tree in my yard is… Continue reading Owls in My Cherry Tree

Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule: Book Review

History provides lessons that we can learn from. The Civil War years in our country were a time of great division. Jennifer Chiaverini has written several historical novels set in this time period. I found the book about Julia and Ulysses Grant to be especially interesting. My knowledge of our eighteenth president was limited. I… Continue reading Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule: Book Review

Healthy Thoughts About Parenting

Every Friday the FMF community writes for five minutes on a prompt given by Kate Motaung. Sometimes the first five minutes of writing stimulates more thought, and I continue on . . . Today’s prompt is: FUTURE When I look back over my years of parenting, I realize that I have made mistakes. I would… Continue reading Healthy Thoughts About Parenting