Today at the grocery store, I was standing in the tea aisle when a man walked by with his frail wife pushing the cart. He politely said, “Excuse me, ma’am,” when he went in front of me and then impatiently and not so nicely asked his wife, “Is this what you want? WHAT?”. I’ve saidContinue reading “MERCY”
Family Friends Job Things If you had to choose only one, which would you choose? Sometimes we don’t get to choose. Whatever your answer, count your blessings. Everyday.
My beautiful African Violets remind me of Grandma Ferne, who raised and propagated them in her home for many years. I love the fresh touch of nature, especially when the new year commences with frigid temperatures as it ushers out the old. In the last few years, I’ve chosen a word to focus on eachContinue reading “FRESH”
Jesus. Too many, even Christians and Christian leaders, rarely speak His name. Meals eaten without thanking Him. Days are begun and end in silent weariness. There are trials trudged,lessons learned, and decisions are made without calling on His name. Christian songs are written without His name and Christmas celebrations void of Jesus. If there isContinue reading “JESUS”
Pain isn’t a requirement to teach life lessons for those who have known love.
I can tell people sometimes think I am long-winded by their glazed eyes and staccato “yeah, yeah”s, but I prefer to make myself clear by way of an example. Kind of like a parable. I wonder if people got impatient with Jesus. He often used parables when trying to get a point across. On theContinue reading “STORIES”
Have mercy on those who are living their testimony of faith in real time. There is always something to learn and challenges to overcome. It’s not over until it’s over. The power of love conquers all. Have mercy. For I am convinced that neither death nor life,neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor theContinue reading “LIFE”
“Every living being deserves respect, but children, animals, and the elderly deserve protection.” Someone commented this and I considered the words carefully. I often hear that respect must be earned and I ask myself, “Do I respect every living being”? How can I respect a person who does heinous things on purpose, or harms peopleContinue reading “RESPECT”
Never has it been brought home as clearly to me when I was a caregiver that people are closest to seeing the holiness of God when they are in a fragile state, and Satan knows it.
A friend once said that when couples marry, one family is usually more dominant than the other. I can see the truth in that statement, especially when blended families are involved. One family has close extended familial relationships, and the other doesn’t. Some have the means to travel, and others all live locally. People getContinue reading “TIME”