I’m not so old I don’t remember my younger years. I remember them like they were yesterday, and I remember my fears and plans and feelings. You always hope to use what you have learned to help the ones who come after you, but for some reason, they want to learn for themselves in theirContinue reading “CONNECT”
Trust is precious and pure. It’s there from the very beginning of life when a babe looks to her parents for care and love. If eroded away by circumstances, dishonesty, manipulation and mistreatment, it’s very difficult to get back. I think that’s the world we live in now, and time after time our instincts proveContinue reading “TRUST”
Sentimental Saturday: I have a long-ago memory of when I was in first grade. A little boy in my class had the freshest, most beautiful, clean-smelling clothes, and I would discretely sniff his shirt while standing behind him in line! 😁 Because this was back in the nineteen sixties, I imagine his mother used bleachContinue reading “LAUNDRY”
It really isn’t optional.
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”