‘Marcia’ Category Archive

Meekness is NOT weakness

My father is the sweetest, most kind-hearted man you’ll encounter; so any memory or story of him losing his cool seems a bit foreign to me. About 20 years ago, he was a crisis counselor at a school for girls.  Not a snooty, high-brow, preppy kind of school…nope.  These are girls who are knocking at the back door of the prison system if left without some sort of guidance. Average in stature, Daddy would often… … Continue reading

World’s Biggest Small Group: #31: John 6:1–15

World’s Biggest Small Group: #31: John 6:1–15  November 6 Jesus Feeds Five Thousand 6 After this, Jesus crossed over to the far side of the Sea of Galilee, also known as the Sea of Tiberias. 2 A huge crowd kept following him wherever he went, because they saw his miraculous signs as he healed the sick. 3 Then Jesus climbed… When I was a little girl, my mother owned a album by the late gospel singer Danniebelle Hall.… … Continue reading

“I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love … Continue reading

Who are you?

I love the quote that says we can tell the nature of a person by the way they handle rainy days, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights…in all three of these scenarios, I have failed ridiculously by acting like a silly little spoiled girl.  Then there was the fortune cookie that said, “We were made to persist…it is in persisting that we find out who we are…I truly want to be a person who… … Continue reading

a little song that’s blessed me for years…you don’t even need the music…the lyrics are touching enough…

BECAUSE I’M ME / JESUS LOVES ME Danniebelle Hall “Jesus Loves Me” arranged by Danniebelle Hall I used to think, I thought if I’d be good Then You would love me, Lord, yes You would Ah but now You’re teaching me to see That You love me just, just because, because I’m me (mmmm) And it seemed, and it seemed, it seemed like every time I would try Try to measure up, Lord, somehow I, I would fail, I would fail,… … Continue reading

Family Day

Family DayFamily Day is a national movement to celebrate parental engagement as an effective tool to help keep America’s kids substance free. … Continue reading

A Triskaidekaphobic says whaaaa?

So, today is Friday the 13th…big woo.  Seriously.  Not sure when or why this day became associated with bad luck, but I’ve never had any need or use for it.   But here’s something that’s really cool:  I recently read that the phrase “fear not” occurs roughly 366 times in the Bible…that’s one for every day of the year…plus leap year.  As far as fear goes-we’re totally covered all day, every day. Fear is a… … Continue reading