2020 – What a Year It’s been a hard year, hasn’t it? It’s not like any year we have yet experienced and hopefully not like any we will experience again. Now, it’s the week before Thanksgiving. I’m sure that when this pandemic started back in March, none of us anticipated we would still be in … More Finding Things To Be Thankful For
Giving and Receiving Imagine giving your child a gift. You have put a lot of thought into this gift — it’s the perfect gift for them at this time in their lives. They take the gift from you, untie the ribbon, carefully pull back the wrapping paper, look at the gift . . . and … More Are You Thankful For The Gift Of Your Life?
Waiting is hard. Waiting isn’t fun. We want to know now, to be there now. It’s simply not in our nature to be patient. Where We Wait Think about how often we have to wait. We wait at traffic lights and on busy highways at a standstill. We wait at doctor’s offices and then for … More The Best Thing To Do When You’re Waiting
Halloween is over. Halloween 2020, the scariest of years, with a full moon, the weekend before the most contentious of presidential elections. It’s enough to make you want to hide under the covers. I don’t like being scared. I never have. So Halloween has never been my favorite holiday. I think I may have watched … More What Do You Fear The Most?
Fall has come to Central Florida. Yes, you heard me right — fall has arrived despite the temperatures hovering in the 90’s and feels like temperatures over 100 degrees. Fall has arrived compliments of Starbucks. I guess they decided we needed a treat in this most unusual year, so they released their Pumpkin Spice … More The Mystery Of The Hidden Carrots
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
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
Words. We read them, think them, write them and speak them. We whisper them, sing them and shout them. We use them to encourage, hurt, comfort or simply convey information. Sometimes, they come easy. Other times, not so much. Did I Really Say That? One of my favorite emojis is the person with their eyes … More When You Have Trouble Saying The Right Thing
I’ve been thinking about circles this month. No, not the geometric ones but, rather, circles of people. And, not just any people but circles of friends. A Circle of Friends I recently spent the morning with some friends playing cards and catching up on life. Three of the five of us have children getting married … More Life is Better With a Circle of Friends
This is the next to the last stop on my Impressions of Jerusalem series which covers the events of Good Friday. Be sure to catch my blog next week for the rest of the story. … More Impressions of Jerusalem: Via Dolorosa to Golgotha