The Chairs of Prayers

The Chairs of Prayers

Happy Mother’s Day, Daughters! While we were dating, one of the kindest things your mother(-in-law) did for me was actually something she did for Mimi (fixing me Gramma Kemp’s chicken & dumplings was very kind too). It was this beautiful needlework of a personal message that we gave her on...Read more
He Taught Me the 4 Ps (+1)

He Taught Me the 4 Ps (+1)

Happy Easter, Kids! This picture of Pa & I with Coach Dick Birmingham was taken at the 20-year reunion of our 1979 two-time state champion baseball team. We gathered together again 15 years later at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, and no, I wasn’t inducted into the Hall of...Read more
Hope Has Helped Me Cope

Hope Has Helped Me Cope

Good morning, Kids. It’s hard to believe that it’s already been almost five years since we lost Mimi & Pa, and oh, how my life changed five years ago. But, thanks to them, I survived because of a solid foundation of hope that has helped me to cope. I’m thinking...Read more
What’s Written on Your Heart?

What’s Written on Your Heart?

Happy Valentine’s Day, Kids! Today’s reading reminded me of how my friends and I celebrated Valentine’s Day back in elementary school. I remember making mail boxes (complete with Valentine’s Day decor) and signing, sealing, & delivering a handful of Valentine’s Day cards (in a manner that would make any Postmaster...Read more
Let’s Be LAL This Year

Let’s Be LAL This Year

Happy New Year, Kids! That’s right, let’s be LAL this year, and that is learning, alert, & loyal. It would be good to be LOL too (laughing out loud or lots of love). Peter concludes his second letter by saying, “You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard...Read more
It’s Good to Have Helpers!

It’s Good to Have Helpers!

Merry Christmas, Kids! In his gospel, Matthew quoted Isaiah 7:14, “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.” Matthew 1:23 Near the end of His brief stay on earth, God’s Son told His...Read more
Change the World for the Better

Change the World for the Better

Good morning, Kids. Without hesitation, and in unison, Lisa Kelly & Chloe Agnew responded, “For Good,” when asked during a live chat on Facebook, “What is your favorite song to sing as a duet?” While touring around the world for almost a decade as two of the founding members of...Read more
What Are You Wearing Today?

What Are You Wearing Today?

Good morning, Kids. I love this passage in today’s reading, “So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all...Read more
Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day!

Good morning, Kids, and a Happy Labor Day to you. My daily Bible reading the last couple of days has added another dimension to my observance of Labor Day. As a result of reading the wise words found in the Proverbs and of the Preacher in Ecclesiastes, I am reflecting...Read more
Your Body Is a Temple

Your Body Is a Temple

Good morning, Kids. Today’s reading concludes with the words, “… your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God … you have been bought with a price, therefore glorify God in your body.” One of my fondest “Mimi” memories is of...Read more