No one in the little Iowa town recognized the young family, escorted by the groom’s brother, as they walked toward the front of the chapel. Entering the pew they immediately knelt in prayer. After the wedding one of the guests was overheard inquiring about the very religious family from out of town. I grew up in a Methodist home, the eldest daughter of faith-filled parents … Continue reading …a Lenten meditation
The January sky is gray and the air cool, but not cold, with a threat of rain. You know the kind of day that makes you want to stay in your pj’s, curled up in bed, binge watching a series on your iPad. It’s the kind of day you have when life has kept you in fast forward for weeks since the 6:30am phone call … Continue reading …a tap on the shoulder
Resolutions. Beginnings. Endings. There are so many well known cliches surrounding the turning of the calendar to begin a New Year. What is so special and different about January 1? We are given the gift of a new beginning with every sunrise. We are given the gift of turning the page on a difficult chapter in our life with every sunset. If you have read … Continue reading Beginnings….
Today is her birthday. I don’t know exactly how old she would have been, a lady never tells. She had an ageless timeless spirit that burned so brightly, illuminating the lives of everyone she met, that her flame burned out long before any of us were prepared to let her go. I met her in what can only be viewed as a God ordained encounter. … Continue reading Remembering Debra…
This morning my fingers stumbled upon the Blog of a friend whom I’ve lost touch with. She’s one of those friends God gives us for a ‘season’. We feed and support each other’s spirits then life takes each of you on your own parallel, no longer intersecting, journey. However, your hearts know that you are but a moment away should one of you need to … Continue reading Connecting threads…..
She called this morning. She called because she cannot reply when she sees I’ve texted her. She lives too far away for me to pop in and remind her of my love so I text randomly to let her know she’s in my heart. Her voice is weak and her voice is strong. Her spirit is fighting and her spirit is tired. Her words are … Continue reading Precious….
I stumbled on a video yesterday, the morning of July 4th. While it felt like a random encounter, I know God placed it in my path to find, saying “Watch This”, on a day when I would be able to receive the messages it contained. The video was actually produced and aired about 9 months ago, but I was drinking then, and I didn’t see … Continue reading Watch this….