Posted in Thinking Outside the Hive

The Promise


What is this daffodil thinking? It’s February!

Tennessee’s weather is predictably unpredictable–even in winter. It’s not unusual for a warm spell to take a peek from behind the curtain for a few days. The warmth is both a tease and a promise.

The tease is we want to stow away our coats and mittens, but the warm wether won’t last. We’re bound to have another strong cold snap within the next few weeks.

The promise is spring is coming, and that gives us hope in the midst of a frosty forecast. If you’re going through a difficult time right now take heart–it’s a season, it’s not permanent. With God’s help you can overcome every circumstance.

An athlete crippled in a car wreck becomes an Olympic champion in the Paralympics. A drug-addicted mother overcomes the addiction and becomes a mentor for other addicts. A murderer in prison for life becomes a Bible teacher and brings hope to his inmates. An abused woman forgives her abuser and leads him to the Lord.

Maybe that daffodil isn’t so crazy after all.

After the flood, God made a promise to Noah–and to us: “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease” Genesis 8:22.

In other words, as long as the earth endures we will always experience winters in our lives. To believe otherwise is to live in a fantasy world.

The good news is spring is ALWAYS right around the corner.

Posted in Event Schedule

Schedule for May



Bees on comb

May is looking like it’s going to be a busy month for bees and for speaking engagements as well.  Here’s a list of where I’m scheduled to speak so far this month:

Saturday, May 5 — 2018 Spring Gathering of Presbyterian Women of Middle Tennessee, First Presbyterian Church, 204 E Grundy St., Tullahoma.

Saturday, May 5 — Battle of the Books, Tullahoma Library, Tullahoma.

Tuesday, May 8 — United Methodist Women, First United Methodist Church, Shelbyville.

Wednesday, May 16 — Town and Country Garden Club, River Bend Country Club, Shelbyville.

I do have some openings the rest of the year if you’re looking for a speaker for your group meeting or special event.  Please contact me by email: