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teresa slankard

a word in season

The Father’s Day Card You Never Want To Give

  Because Father’s Day weekend is upon us, I’d like to offer a gentle but firm reminder to those who are still fortunate enough to have their dad around. Though it saddens me to say this, Father’s Day 2017 may be the last year…

June 17, 2017


I AM GRATEFUL for all of you who are joining me during April for the I AM GRATEFUL movement.  I know that there are some who are still a bit confused in what it’s all about, yet they can sense that God is calling…

April 2, 2017

I AM GRATEFUL: It’s Almost Time! (Part 3)

  April 1st is only two days away and time has been flying leading up to this event!  If you are just joining us you can read all about the I AM GRATEFUL movement here and here.  But for those who have already begun…

March 29, 2017
The Cloak of Grace

The Cloak of Grace: Bringing Comfort (part 2)

Bringing Comfort Through the Warmth of Your Words Have you ever experienced a significant loss before? An unpredictable event that turns your whole world upside down? Some losses can be traumatic. By definition, trauma is: a sudden upheaval. A jolt. An unexpected blow. And…

February 14, 2017
The Cloak of Grace

The Cloak Of Grace: My Journey Through The Winter of Loss

My Journey Through The Winter of Loss It was a bitter-cold January morning as I sat staring at the beautiful spray of sunflowers, lotus pods, and wheat stalks. Woven throughout the arrangement were yellow satin ribbons embellished with glittered inscriptions of the many roles…

February 6, 2017
a word in season

The Cup of Cool Water

The Letter That Brought Sweet Relief… It arrived on a busy Saturday morning in May.  A day typically filled with numerous last minute preparations for our Sunday services. On first glance of the letter, I smiled. My daughter with the artistic flare had creatively…

November 3, 2016