Thanksgiving Prayer

Oh, God, when we have food, help us to remember the hungry. When we have work, help us to remember the jobless. When we have a warm home, help us to remember the homeless. When we are without sickness and pain, help us to remember those who suffer. When we are near to family and friends, Help us to remember     read more

It’s Always Something

It’s Always Something By Penny L. Hunt ©  When’s the last time everything went just the way you planned it?  I pray it’s more often than not, and that you’re having a good week. But life’s a little messy right now, and you’re feeling like you’ve go the bounce-back of a snowball—hang on and remember—tough times never last, and better days     read more

A Brush With PTSD

Last week I bought a sheet of stamps with the photo of a plant sprouting from the ground surrounded by dead leaves, and the words “Healing PTSD” written across the top. I showed them to my husband, a retired career naval officer and attaché with 31 years of military service, and put them in the kitchen drawer.   Last night     read more

Bad News for Goal Setters in 2020

Are you making New Year’s resolutions and setting some personal goals for 2020?  I hope you are because it’s true—goals are the key to most success stories and focus is important. But when our goals are solely self-generated, and don’t line up with the truths revealed in God’s word, we’re stepping into dangerous territory. Buy into the cliché, “If you     read more

What are you celebrating this Christmas?

What are you celebrating this Christmas? When Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life and The Purpose of Christmas asked that question, he received answers like: “I’m celebrating that I made it through another year.” “I’m celebrating being home with family.” “I got a Christmas bonus.” “I’m not celebrating anything; I’m just trying to survive. The bad news is:     read more

Not Every Christmas Is White

Santa broke my heart last week.   While my husband searched for a parking space at a popular Sunday brunch spot, my friend and I went to find a table.  We entered the dining room, stunning with Christmas décor, and I noticed a man, elegantly dressed as Santa, standing nearby. In a very adult and worldly manner, I stopped to shake     read more