A few weeks ago I finally went out to the apple tree in our back yard and picked and knocked down the rest of the apples. I had not been able to get to them because of the tyranny of the urgent that caring for my mom had brought in addition to all my other… Read More Rotten to the Core?
I love my mom, perhaps more than ever. My mom has dementia. I’ve talked about it before HERE. I know that her days on this earth are numbered. (Although technically, all of our days are numbered; we just don’t think about it when we are younger.) When I was a child, Mom and I didn’t… Read More Mothering Mother
Today, please Lord, Let me not be Like sour milk That ruins a Good cup of tea; No matter How much Sugar I add The tea still tastes Really bad. But rather let Me be like You Saying and Doing like You want me to. May Your sweetness Overflow So Your goodness My life will… Read More No to Sour Milk
Have you ever found yourself saying something like this: Crumbs don’t have any calories. Hahaha (as you eat them). I know this junk food is bad for me, but doesn’t God want us to enjoy ourselves? One little puff won’t hurt. If I say I’m sorry, they’ll take advantage of me. If I confess that… Read More What God thinks about Rationalizing
Hello everybody! How is it going with you today? I hope it’s going well. But you know as well as I do that sometimes life can be a struggle, and sometimes it seems like we’re losing. Please join me in this prayer that recognizes God for His patience and mercy and love for us in… Read More Worship with me #22
Hello, friends! Welcome to another week of Worship with me! I invite you again today to join me in this prayer of praise to our God! Thank you, Lord, that You place great worth on us! Sometimes we think that because we have sinned and don’t deserve Your mercy and grace, we must not be… Read More Worship with me #16
Do you know how to get gold out of a gold mine? I don’t know all the technological advances of how it is done today, but the short answer is, We dig for it. We go down deep. We take a light and search carefully and diligently, hoping not to… Read More Finding the Gold in Others
A few years ago we had a gift exchange “game” at a Christmas party I attended. Each person drew a number, and starting at number 1, they picked a gift from the gift table or from someone who had already opened a gift that they wanted. If they took someone else’s gift, the other person… Read More How to Recognize & Overcome Prejudice
On our way to visit family for Thanksgiving, we drive mile after mile, passing hundreds of other vehicles that represent drivers from many walks of life. We pass FedEx trucks – (got to be on time!); the farm truck with hay hanging out the back; utility vans and trucks with ladders; semis hauling goods to… Read More Ruts – Am I stuck?
I remember playing this game when I was a child. Did you ever play it? One person was “it”. She got to give the commands: “Red Light!” And everyone had to stop. “Green Light!” And everyone got to go again. The first person that reached the person who was “it” got to be “it”, and… Read More Red Light! Green Light!
Memories are connected to smells, both the good ones and bad ones. The smell of salt water near the ocean, The smell of a cool breeze after a hot summer day, The smell of an attic or basement, The smell of rain, The smell of pine at Christmas. Or, you open the door and take… Read More Smells Permeate
What is a child saying to his/her parent when he/she refuses to obey? I’ve thought of a couple of possibilities, though I’m sure there are others. 1. No! I do not acknowledge you as the boss. I want to be the boss of my own life. If you think you should be the boss, then… Read More The Skewed ‘Tude