Seasons in Our Life

I’m currently in a season of grief. I have been for about two years, but it continues on, as those I love are still dying. It seems endless. I ask God to give me a break, that it would be okay if no one dies for about a year. But I know it won’t lastContinue reading “Seasons in Our Life”

Handbasket

My dad frequently commented that “our world is going to hell in a handbasket.” What is a ‘handbasket’ and why is the world in one. Worse, this was back in the 1970’s, imagine what he would think now. Roe overturned, Ukraine war, starvation in Sudan, the list is endless. Although this is an unfortunate conversationContinue reading “Handbasket”

Wise Counsel

We all need conversation with a friend, pastor or other enlightened person at various times in our life. It’s a hard earned wisdom, developed from a tumultuous journey with a definitive and positive outcome. Maybe we are the voice of reason for another one. Discernment is very necessary on big major decisions. And not justContinue reading “Wise Counsel”

Never a Bother

That’s quite an expression, Pooh has. It could mean so many things. Depends on how you look at it. Oh, isn’t that true of life, in general. It all depends on what you see/choose to see! I’ve probably been a real downer lately, my friend Mari made a bookmark for me that says: “If IContinue reading “Never a Bother”

A Season of Grief

The first day of summer is next week. Although I look out my window and see blue sky, sun streaming in, green grass, beautiful trees; in my heart, I feel mostly winter. Cold, dark winter. It is like the bottom of the well. A cave without light. An empty pit. Hollow. Disconnected. On my continuousContinue reading “A Season of Grief”

When It’s Too Much

Yesterday I received news that a friend passed away. I made a list in my mind of all I have lost since 2019. TEN! I haven’t even found peace with my sisters’ death in 2020, it’s been a hole in my heart. Now add another to the grief-bag and I just feel like it’s tooContinue reading “When It’s Too Much”

Disciplines

This is one of those tricky words. For some it might mean punishment, but I recognize it as a “specialty, education, or hobby.” Something you have mastered, are considered an expert in, or even a type of degree or experience. i.e. Key areas include architecture, planning, landscape architecture, art and design disciplines, geography, interior designContinue reading “Disciplines”

Irony

Yesterday I wrote a little about the various religions. Then later in the day I found a discussion on NPR about religious experiences people had had. It was a little mind-blowing! I think God definitely has a sense of humor and timing! Just as we experience the mundane in our daily lives, so do weContinue reading “Irony”

Prayer Assists

Last year I had my left knee replaced. What a journey that was! I learned to depend on the various assists that were suggested. A walker, physical therapy, the many exercises, learning how to manage stairs and then graduating to a cane. And now, my body moves easily without help. In our prayer life, thereContinue reading “Prayer Assists”

How the Spirit Moves

Each day I sit down to write and I never really know what the subject is. That is the great thing about letting the spirit move you. But how does it happen? I am not a theologian, but I would venture to guess it’s trusting your inner self, the E.T. light that God planted inContinue reading “How the Spirit Moves”