I was searching the house for one thing. I was going into dark corners, closets, drawers, and rooms and finding items I hadn’t seen for ages (including giant dust bunnies).I decided to sort and discard while I am there, and finally,I still need to find what I was initially looking for. How many times whenContinue reading “LOST”
I still remember this retreat. As I waited in line to check in after my arrival, I was behind a woman who was complaining about the wait and how the valets took her car without telling her where it was. I hoped she wasn’t going to be my roommate. I was so tired and stressed.Continue reading “RETREAT”
Real healing. Hidden wounds don’t always fester in ways that are related to the harm. This goes far beyond physical illness. It’s a sickness of the soul. People are good actors and sometimes project the effects of their wounds onto other people as they claim spotlessness. Healing will not happen as long as the scabContinue reading “HEALING”
“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.
Dear Lord, thank you for this day. We are blessed because You are a forgiving and understanding God. You have already done so much for us, and yet you keep on blessing us. Help us start the day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude, and let us take the best of each dayContinue reading “PRAYER”
Thirty-one years ago, after two weeks of sobriety in a treatment program, while watching the 700 Club with Pat Robertson on television, I chose this day to come to Jesus in complete submission, and on my knees, humbly admitted my sinfulness and asked for forgiveness. Jesus welcomed me with open arms that were full ofContinue reading “THIS DAY”
One of the most challenging things I ever did was start praying for someone who hurt me deeply.
Have you gardening enthusiasts ever had a plant that you gave up on because it wasn’t thriving and didn’t look like it had much of a chance?