I have always been a writer.  For most of my life I haven’t written for people to read.  I put pen to paper because I was made in the image of a God who used words to call this world into existence, and He used words to call me to Himself.  Before I was formed in my mother’s womb He breathed into me a mind and heart for reading and writing.  Out of all the talents He could have given He chose a spirit that yearns to take twenty-six symbols and turn them over and over again into pages of what I’ve never considered an ordinary story.  Once in a while, when I would let them slip out into the universe, people told me what I wrote was a gift and asked me if I would please do it more.   I’m just now barely brave enough to put my name on it.




Dear God, (About Laney)

Dear God, (About Laney)“Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.”–Isaiah 43:19 Dear God, I found a letter Delaney wrote to You. It was a gift, because all mamas wonder where their children’s hearts truly […] Read more...

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"Start with the soul and perhaps the temporal gifts I want to exercise will have their chance; and if they do not, I have the best in my hands already, the only thing really needed.  God must be in all my work."  --Flannery O'Connor

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3 Comments on Dear God, (About Laney)

  1. Susan Barone
    March 15, 2018 at 1:28 am (2 months ago)

    I am praying with you and your family…now you have me wondering too if I need a move since I live in Ohio as well! Daily pain, frequent migraines, and no relief have been a constant for me since 2007. I know what you mean about Sundays. I miss church, too. Singing the alto parts to hymns, taking in the atmosphere of people worshiping together, the calm of unified prayers, taking notes during the sermon. I get out to my ladies’ Bible study on Wednesday when I’m well, but yes there’s just something special about meeting at church. Your girls will cherish those times you and your husband worshiped with them. I still remember praying and singing with my grandma, Kathleen Pringle, as she played the piano. Best worship time ever. God bless you and your family — love, Susan

  2. Diane McElwain
    March 15, 2018 at 11:33 am (2 months ago)

    She is a strong young woman. I pray that God will keep her very close and show her grace for her patience. Somewhere there are many people who suffer many thing, this is her thing, and may God bring her to a realization that He is always there, always cradling her.
    God bless your little family.

  3. Sheryl
    March 15, 2018 at 7:10 pm (2 months ago)

    I love you both dearly. mom
    I love you enough to let you go……..


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