Enoughness

This piece is a response I gave to a recent posting on our church blog.  The writer, a woman about to deliver her first child, wrote about “the voice inside”; it is the critical voice…

Good Grief

Can grief be good?  I am discovering it can for me. I associate grief with the loss of someone I love.  I am now learning a broader definition of this emotion.   Two weeks before Christmas…

Didn’t He Know?

It is the question I am wrestling with. Didn’t He know this shooting would take place?  Didn’t He know that 26 would die? Didn’t He know these were innocent lives?  Didn’t He know this was…

Ouch

A week and a half ago I sprained my ankle.  I twisted it at a party and managed to hobble home not realizing what I had done.  By the next morning I knew things had…

Presence

When Honeydo and I are home on the weekend you might find one of us fixing the plumbing and another gardening or one would be programing and another planning the week’s menu.  Each of these…

Healthy Body, Healthy Soul

I  was at a retreat this past weekend.  It was our annual women’s retreat.  You probably know the drill.  We have a speaker, eat a lot of good food, play games, relax and have fun. …

Masks

Halloween is next month.  The decorations, costumes and candy in the stores have told me so.  The children are considering who they will be.  Each year they select a cartoon character, super hero or movie…

Final Estate

I went to an estate sale yesterday.  I was headed to the store and came across it on my way out of the neighborhood.  I am an avid fan of garage sales.  A great find…

RESET

As part of a radio presentation, a gentleman disclosed he frequently played video games.  Daily he set out to save the world.   He had a young son. When the son asked to play Dad said…

Chicken for 5,000 Please

My mother grew up in the Great Depression. With six in their family things were tight.  She wore homemade clothes with flour sack underwear and I am sure her list of wants was far longer…