Sharlene Howell

May 5, 2015

     Mother’s day is not like it used to be for me—and that’s true for all of us at some point.


     I remember the Mother’s days as a child when Mama would pin red roses on our Sunday dresses in honor of our living mother. I remember when Mama star...

December 11, 2014


The just shall live by faith. –Galatians 3:11


     “She betrayed me,” I told myself and others who were willing to listen to the sad tale of me and my friend’s controversy. While inside I was thinking, “If I can just gather their sympathy, I can justify my hurt and an...

October 29, 2014


"For we walk by faith, not by sight."

–2 Corinthians 5:7


     One morning at about 6:30, I found myself outside in my housecoat standing atop a kitchen barstool attempting to coax my kitten, Sophie, out of a dogwood tree. Thank the good Lord she was on a lower limb, bu...

October 20, 2014


     Several years ago, on January 15th, my life changed completely as I became a young widow. One part of my life closed and another began. Although I did not think of it as a new beginning at that time—I just looked at what had ended.


     Looking back tod...

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