As For Me and My House?

by Laura Forehand The 4th of July.  America’s birthday.  All my life I have been taught to respect this country in which I live.  I don’t think there is anything wrong with that… necessarily. Yesterday, as I was perusing through my Facebook feed, I happened upon the above saying.  My heart immediately sank. It sank…

The Broken and the Beautiful

by Laura Forehand I think we can all agree that if you believe in God, you also believe He is a pretty big deal. Truly. I mean all you really have to do is go to church on any given Sunday or open a bible to one of the many stories of the miraculous things…

The Tea Shop

If I wouldn’t have wrecked my scooter, we might have still been down in the Southern part of Taiwan.  My unfortunate accident had caused us to have a couple of extra days to venture around in the more populated Northern region.  Our host Tanya was dropping us off at the hotel after supper.  That’s when…

Episode 9 – What I Learned at Prayer School

Laura and I both have different histories and came from churches that felt differently about liturgy — hers was for it, mine was against it.  Regardless, both of us agreed that our prayer life had become almost non-existent (or, at the least, ineffective).  We mostly only prayed when we were desperate or emotional.  Even though…

Poem – It Wasn’t God, It Was Me

When I was a kid, I used to burn ants with a magnifying glass.  Actually, it was my glasses, but the effect was the same.  Later, as a teenager, I would shoot sparrows out of the tree next to the church with my friend Jeff and his pellet gun.  It was fun to me and…

Finding My Peace

I have seen some pretty amazing fights break out during the time shortly after the death of a loved one–many times it involves who gets the stuff left behind.  It’s too bad, really!  I don’t know whether there will be much inheritance from my mother if she ever passes away.  At this point, I sometimes…

Finding My Vision

Vision has always been an issue for me.  For as long as I can remember, I have had strong glasses and “issues” with my physical sight.  My parents first had me tested when I was sitting inches away from the television.  I remember wearing prisms on my glasses because I had a “lazy” eye; but…

My Plant Based Journey

In 2015, I began a journey that I never thought I would be on. This is a recording of my telling of that story. It is the tale of two different parts of my life. I hope you can benefit from an in some way. My Plant Based Journey   Help Getting Started EASY TO…

Finding My Mercy

I wonder if you have ever heard the expression, “You made your bed, now you have to lie in it.”  I think we use this message because we don’t want to have to deal with difficult situations.  In a way, it’s our twisted sense of justice.  If we thought about it, we could see ourselves…

Finding My Satisfaction

U2’s classic song repeats, “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.” We can relate to the rhythmic chorus because many of us often feel that way. Not only do we have a sense that we are not there yet, but often we are unsure of where we are going or even what we hope…