Gentle reader, I wanted to share my husband’s thanksgiving thoughts with you: The following was read on my on my podcast: Yesterday at work, I began to think about my blessings and realized how much I truly have to be thankful for. So let’s begin. I’m thankful for a God who gives Grace to me as I seek to follow him day by day. Many times I fail, but he lifts me up. He is gracious and forgiving. He feeds me through His Word and grants me inspiration. He is the giver of all good things and the one to whom thanks ought to beRead More →

Where were you on the morning of September 11, 2001 when you heard the news about the attacks on America? We should all have an answer to that. Tonight on the Truth and Hope Report, Adam and I remembered where we were, and what most of want to forget–what we felt and how it impacted our lives. I hope you’ll take the time to listen. If you’d rather not download it, you can play the  9/11 +6 podcast online at Adam’s Blog. But if not: I’d just gotten out of poetry class at Ashland University, where I was in my third year of studies, andRead More →

Adam tagged me for The Meme of 47 So here goes, all the interview questions you never wanted to ask me: 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? A song, actually, entitled “Adrienne.” Mom convinced him to spell it “Andrea” (that’s what it sounded like Tommy James was singing to Dad) 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?This morning, during Touched by an Angel 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING It stinks. I can write pretty, but it takes forever 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Pepperoni, but we always buy plain old turkey. 5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? I wish 6. IF YOURead More →

As we go through life, one by one, we are given pool balls, and the occasional bowling ball, by various folks with the instruction: Juggle. Do not ever let the balls fall to the floor. No matter what, you must keep the balls in the air. It is a matter of life and death. If you drop the wrong ones, they will explode in your face.

Gentle Readers, On my husband’s blog, I came across a question from a liberal political blogger, who showed a documentary that interviewed young Blacks with, ah, identity issues. This blogger asked the conservative blogosphere if they feel the same sense of responsibility and concern about this. I’ve been debating with myself whether to respond for several days, but in the end, I couldn’t resist. To start, my dominant feeling in response to the video (I did watch it) is empathy, but I don’t think that’s quite the answer Binkyboy was looking for. If he means do I feel responsible for these problems, I’ll agree withRead More →