I’m sure most, if not all of us have heard them (at one time or another), “Stories around the Campfire.” Whether funny, or scary, we’ve been captivated by the one who told the story. What imagination, what creativity it must have taken to tell the story in such a way that made the experience, memorable.

Back in the day (in that small country town), who needed television, in the presence of such a great story teller. Some of my most treasured memories of my great-grandmother, were of us kids sitting around and listening as she told the story. We were engaged and totally captivated as the story unfolded in the recesses of our minds. She connected with us in a way that seems to be lost on this generation.

There are way too many channels on cable, options with video games (x-box, playstation,etc), social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), smart phones, and let us not forget the endless after-school activities (sports, clubs, etc). We are overloaded with activities and have somehow lost our ability to truly connect.

Date Night with hubby, cell phone is conveniently left at home for that very reason. I thoroughly enjoy taking pictures, but find great value in connecting with my husband one on one. These smart phones are amazing and gives us access to a plethora of information at our fingertips. We seem to always be available (via email, social media, and by our ability to answer the phone as it rings). Busy lives that may not be yielding any real productivity.

That is why we must be intentional in how we live our lives. The recent events unfolding on the news, saddens me #suchhate It’s everywhere. I believe what we have is a failure to connect. We are viewing one another through eyes that are really not seeing each other.

Today is a New Day! Full of Endless Possibilities. Let be intentional and get out there, in our communities, in our environment, and let’s Make A Difference! #Connect #ShareAndShowGodsLove #BeKind #BeSaltBeLight #TheresEnoughHateGoingAroundAsItIs

Scriptural References:

 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35


“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

This blog(from my heart), is in response to the events that just took place in Orlando, Florida (2016)