Basement & Balcony People

Have you ever noticed how some people celebrate your success while others resent it?  I have heard these two types of people described as being “balcony people” and “basement people.” “Balcony people” have a positive outlook on life and high self-esteem.  They are the people who cheer you on, encourage you to reach higher and applaud your victories! They want     read more

Put On A Happy Face

If you see me overly disinfecting my grocery cart and wearing a mask at the Super WalMart, it’s not you – it’s me.  Please don’t take it personally or pick up the children and run.  The reason for my recent Monk-like behavior is a chronic sinus infection and bouts of bronchitis that have been more frequent and severe than I’d     read more

Faith Under Fire

“Be on the alert, your adversary the devil prowls about like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith.” 1 Peter 5:8 Maybe you have had an experience like one I recently encountered with a broken mirror. I had spent an hour praying and reading my bible during my quiet time with the Lord and     read more

“Godswilling”

This week I want to share with you a letter sent from a Bounce! Don’t Break Buddy in Louisiana.   “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”  James 1:5   While living In the Virgin Islands, I learned a new language –     read more

Word of Comfort

David said, While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, Who knows whether the Lord will be gracious to me and let the child live? But now he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me. 2 Samuel 12:23     read more