Who Else Is Afraid Of The Dark? I made my way down the long, dark hallway. It was pitch-black. I couldn’t see a thing. Definitely not a full moon this night. But, I woke up in the middle of the night thirsty, thus my nocturnal trip to the kitchen. It was just as dark walking … More The Helping Hand Of God In The Midst Of Darkness
Something’s Not Right I shouldn’t be here right now. I shouldn’t be sitting at my table in my house typing this blog. It’s the last full weekend in July — I should be in a sleepy little town in South Georgia at my family’s annual reunion. It’s a very strange feeling sitting here. For the … More What Do You Do When Your Tradition Is Interrupted?
The Gift I received a lovely gift last night. It wasn’t wrapped in pretty paper with a big bow or stashed inside a colorful gift bag with matching tissue paper. It wasn’t like a gift you get for your birthday or Christmas, but, it was a gift nonetheless. The gift I received was silence — … More The Unexpected Gift of Blissful Silence
It’s not the customary celebration we have grown to expect. There were no parades and few fireworks displays. Even family or community cookouts were confined by social distancing and safe practice guidelines. Like many birthday parties and other celebrations, the celebration of our nation’s birth was tempered by the pandemic of Covid-19. A Birthday Message … More Happy Birthday America!
Babies Grow Up Way Too Fast It was a Wednesday afternoon in late June when they placed the sleepy baby girl in my arms. A daughter! We had a sweet baby daughter. She was a lovely addition to our family with her shock of dark hair with a mind of its own and her already … More When Your Baby Makes You Feel Your Age
Something unusual caught my eye a few weeks ago when I took my puppy out for his morning constitutional. The tall, purple flowers along the front of our house were leaning toward the sun rising in the East. These normally attention-straight bursts of color — a friend identified them as Agapanthus — were leaning eastward … More A Good Lesson From Flowers: Lean Into The Son
Sometimes a change of scenery is just what you need. My husband and I had to check on some things at my family’s cabin in the mountains of North Carolina this week. Having been confined to our home in Florida for the past couple of months, it was a welcome break. Spring is just arriving … More Why Being In The Mountains Is Good For The Soul
Bread. It’s the most basic of human needs, along with water. In the past, you heard about prisoners getting bread and water. Sailors sailing on the high seas and soldiers fighting in historical wars survived on some form of bread. In more modern times, the bread shelves empty as people prepare for the threat of … More Bread – It’s What We Need The Most
God’s timing is perfect and often very interesting. On April 17, 2019 at 2:00 in the afternoon, we said goodbye to our beloved corgi, Higgins. One year later, on April 17, 2020 at approximately 3:00, we picked up a new addition to our empty nest — a labradoodle puppy! Goodbyes Are So Hard We were … More The Year Without A Dog
The Birth of Christ And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord”. Luke 2:10-11 (ESV) The Crucifixion of … More The Four Most Important Days For All Of Us