Entries by Michelle Fitzgerald

Eyes That Wait

My new book manuscript is in! Praise the Lord! It’s like delivering a baby. Now the doctors (editors) say “Isn’t it nice. But let’s take off this toe and this finger and rearrange this arm.” The editing process is grueling. However, the Word of the Lord is eternal and true. Psalm 123:2 talks about us […]

What’s happening in Richmond?

I live in Virginia. It has always been a lovely, genteel state. Maybe we are a bit arrogant in our thinking of ourselves…UVA is called “The University”, as if there are no others…! My mother used to laughingly say, North Carolina was “A valley of humiliation between two mountains of conceit.” Her parents were both […]

How to Praise God

I had an interesting conversation with my 9-year-old grandson yesterday morning. He was asking how I could be sure God was the real God when there were thousands of God’s. He likes to argue. The last Psalm, 150, which I read this last day of the year is full of praise for our exalted God. […]

Mistaken Identity

It has come to my attention that a columnist named Ruth Graham has made disparaging comments about President Bush’s dog. That is not me. I do not know this Ruth Graham nor do I personally know President Bush’s dog! I think you all know me well enough to know this is not my style. I […]

Persecution

Last year, as you may know, I attended the “Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians” in Washington, DC. I was so moved by what I heard and saw that I knew I had to do something. I asked a few local pastors and Christian leaders to meet with me over lunch to talk about what […]

I’m Back! With Pictures!

I’m back! It was a busy summer and much has happened. Uppermost in my heart and mind is my sister, Anne’s diagnosis of breast cancer. She has a virulent form and they will attack it aggressively. I hate it for her. She has a great attitude and goes into this physically strong – she has […]

Stumbling in the Dark

I read this morning that God’s Word “is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105). When that was written, in ancient times, folks didn’t have flashlights. To light up the night, they used torches – as they did when the leaders of the synagogue, arrested Jesus in the garden. […]

Billy Graham’s Vows to His Wife

This was written in long-hand on the day of my parent’s wedding: “To love thee, to cherish thee, to protect thee as long as we both shall live. To be tender, kind, patient and true is the deepest desire of my heart tonight. My darling, I love you with a love that knows no bounds […]