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All posts by Dr. Mary Speed

Believe. Ask. Receive.

Believe. Ask. Receive.

To have the things we want, we go through a time-tested process of believing, asking, then receiving. This concept may seem simplistic; however, recall when you were a youth and decided that you wanted an item or permission to go...
S.O.S.

S.O.S.

SOS is the morse code statement for distress. The letters have been defined by some people to mean SAVE OUR SOULS. The letters are not an acronym but an international signal of distress. Yes, this morse code signal from a...
Construction

Construction

I keep shoe boxes. How many? Enough that when my grandboys visit, they have plenty of “material” for building.  They take great glee in making towers and even greater delight, as is evidenced by their squeals, in seeing the towers...
Summer Lovin’

Summer Lovin’

In the sweet, soothing days of summer, people give themselves to something that gets lost 75 percent of the time during the rest of the year. In summer, individuals, couples and families make the time to connect through laughter, tugs...
Adopted Fathers

Adopted Fathers

When a single mom goes out on a date with somebody new / It always winds up feeling like a job interview  / My mama used to wonder if she’d ever meet someone who wouldn’t find out about me and...
Mother May I?

Mother May I?

“Mother” stood away from us with her back to us, and we took turns asking, “Mother, may I…” Take two steps forward? Jump two steps to the right? “Mother” could say yes, you may or no, you may not, and...
Dynamic

Dynamic

On a television program called Good Times, JJ, one of the main characters, frequently exclaimed “Dy-no-mite!” I believe that everyone has dynamite inside. The resurrection of Christ is a good place to examine that potential. A massive boulder rolled in...
Safe Homes

Safe Homes

After a family lost their house to fire, someone asked a child how she was doing without her home; the child replied, “Oh! We have a home; we just need a house to put it in.” Where we live ought...
To Have & To Hold or Not

To Have & To Hold or Not

It’s odd how the simple words, “to have and to hold,” that seem of so little consequence during a marriage ceremony, become the reason for cataclysmic divides. What goes wrong? Actually the problem is, by most standards, generally with what...
The Present

The Present

William Wordsworth wrote, “Life is divided into three terms—that which was, which is, and which will be.” Anything can be tolerated in the present moment. Rarely, however, are moments perceived without the overshadowing of the past.  What I mean is,...
No Trespassing

No Trespassing

I am reluctant to say something of a more personal nature than I typically do; however, I am hoping that what you are about to read may in some way be pertinent to yourself—words that perhaps you need to hear—even...
Miracles

Miracles

Nothing left is what people feel after having their homes flooded or their hearts attacked by devastating news. Morris Goodman can related to losses. On March 10, 1981, his airplane crashed; as a result his body parts were inoperable. His...