FAILURE IS A GOOD THING

By: Dr. Rob Helton Learning to walk is no small feat (no pun intended).  Think about it.  A human being transitions from all fours to just two, from relative safety to present danger.  The danger, of course, is falling… repeatedly.  Ironically, it is the key step (again with the unintentional puns) in the process.  It Read More …

NEW EXPERIENCES

By: Dr. Rob Helton Typically, the older you get the fewer new experiences you have.  Remember when you were a child and almost every experience was new?  The first day of school, the first vacation to the mountains or the beach, the first trip to the dentist… every thing was new and exciting!  (The trip Read More …

WAITING

By: Donna Rudolph WAITING I hate waiting! Have you ever heard the saying, “Hurry up and wait”? That’s what I feel like I’m doing 50% of the time!  As far as I know, I don’t believe I have heard anyone say they like to wait! In fact, everyone I know hates to wait.  Why do Read More …

IS YOUR HEART BURDENED?

By: Donna Rudolph During the years my father pastored churches, (quite a few actually), my mother and father sang in several quartets. In Ohio, they were called “The Carrier Quartet”, we moved to North Carolina and they were called “The New Covenant Quartet”, just to name a few.  In either case they sang a beautiful Read More …

BROKEN

By: Donna Rudolph As many of you know, I have broken my wrist. This event has taught me several things that I would have otherwise never realized. 1) I have a hard time writing with my left hand, but certainly nothing compared to anyone having to read it! 2) It takes me three times as Read More …

MOVING….

By: Donna Rudolph Yessss! We have finally moved to a house! Anyone who knows me, knows I’ve been waiting a long time! Maybe too long, 15 years’ worth of stuff…it’s not easy! Who knew you could accumulate so much stuff in one place. It has taken us at least a month, (maybe more) to box Read More …

SEASONS

By: Donna Rudolph I am so grateful that Fall is coming! I don’t know if I’m the only one, but this 90-degree heat has just about gotten the best of me! I love the crisp air and wonderful colors and especially the smells! It’s my very favorite time of the year. I get more energy Read More …

THANKFULNESS…

By: Donna Rudolph THANKFULNESS… As I sit here today, I think about how ungrateful I am. I’m so ashamed of the way I act sometimes. You’ve heard of the half full/half empty analogy I’m sure. Well, lately I’ve been a half empty kind of person. It happens when I get my mind off things that Read More …