Archive | inspiration for everyday life

What is Your Change Breaker?


For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us (Acts 6:14).   Vacationing in Myrtle Beach, I was catching some rays at the pool when a couple strolled by. His ebony skin struck a vivid contrast against her blonde hair […]

read more

Before It's Too Late


Whitney Boyd’s Story                My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ (Col 2:2).   The sanctuary was crowded with carefree high school kids anxious […]

read more

The Funeral Home That Refused to Bury Jake

brit gar and jake 2

You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy (Psalm 30:11). The lobby in the funeral home was elegantly furnished with rich marble floors, deep mahogany furnishings and crystal lamps. Exquisite artwork embellished three walls and a mirror the size of Rhode Island adorned the other. With nowhere else […]

read more

Is Your Faith Like Toilet Paper?


I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. Psalm 77:11   Our world is filled with negativity. Everywhere we look and listen, fear and dread make doomsday headlines. I’ve learned to guard my heart and limit my exposure to the news. I get enough info online. […]

read more

The Benefits of Caffeine


When I smelled the coffee brewing, I knew John was already up. As I wandered sleepily into the kitchen, my morning-is-my-favorite-part-of-the-day husband beamed as he thrust a package in my face. “Here, Honey, I bought you a little something.” “Nice gift wrap,” I teased as I looked at the attractive plastic bag embellished with a […]

read more

The Kenmore Lone Ranger


Holiday cooking falls on me. Unfortunately, kitchen tools are a bit out of my brothers’ league. If the utensil selection doesn’t involve a chainsaw or a power tool they wouldn’t know what to do with it.  Sometimes I dread being the Kenmore Lone Ranger. Four burners, two ovens, plus a microwave—that’s a lot of territory […]

read more

Learning How to See


“My mother-in-law is in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s Disease,” the woman sitting across from me began. “After years of caring for her in our home, we finally had to put her in a nursing home.”   She flipped through a health magazine left on the table in the waiting room. Her gaze never left […]

read more

The Writing Tree

“How’s your book coming along?” my brother Bruce asked. “Umm…good. I’m close to being finished.” Define close. “It gets embarrassing. Telling people that I’m still writing my book. Ahem…ten years later. I’m like an archer though. I don’t want to just hit the target—I want to hit the bulls eye. I could be published by […]

read more