Driving eastward in the darkness before dawn to be at my father’s hospital bedside, God revealed an important message through the beauty of the rising sun. As I traveled farther from home, and closer to my destination, the sky slowly brightened. First there was simply an overall lightening of the horizon, but gradually He revealed small points of brighter light. With each passing mile the … Continue reading …revealing sunrise
In AA we are taught to take life “one day at a time”. Well, I’ve got that down. I can do my days, sun shining or rain falling, days I can do. Move forward, check the list, one task after another, even those days that I’m quiet and reflective, days I can do. But nights are a different story. As the energy of activity winds … Continue reading …one at a time
When your bottom is not deep, it is easy to see over the edge where people gather in joyful celebration. When your bottom is not deep, it is easy to see the horizon where the sun glistens on a cool and inviting river of wine. When your bottom is not deep, it is easy to hear the voices in the breeze telling you … Continue reading …the bottom
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…