My mother called me from her hospital room tonight. She sounds happy and peaceful, and I was thrilled to hear her voice. You see, I am 2,700 miles away from her, across this vast land, and cannot call her! The reason I can’t call her, is that the only time she turns her cellphone … Continue reading Mother
Looking at Psalm 1 this morning, I noticed something I had never seen before. Verse three says this, “He will be like a tree, firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season. And its leaf does not wither . . . ” (NASB) Clearly it’s talking about the person whose … Continue reading What! No Fruit?
I should be doing a great many things, right now. Tomorrow is December 1rst, after all, and Christmas is coming. I’m participating in a Christmas Parade on Friday, and my music recital for my students is on Saturday. Yes, there are a great many things I could be doing now. But stop a moment. … Continue reading Where’s Wally?
It’s just starting to get cool again, here in Georgia. I’ve been able to turn off the air conditioning, and put socks on my feet. After a busy summer, I’m trying to settle into “my new normal”. Dad, Frank Jr and Tara all went to Heaven in a space of 3 weeks. I’m learning … Continue reading October Observations
Suffering. Inner anguish that no one can see. Pain that goes beyond what words can express. Longing to make some sense out of the dreams that never came true. Yes, June has been hard. Maybe these few weeks have felt so strange because I thought I was supposed to be in England with Anne. … Continue reading Seeing His glory
It really has been a great Christmas. While watching movies, and reading stories which portray those who suffer hardship financially during this time of year, or have serious relationship issues or life direction crises (which are all common themes at Christmas) I got to thinking about what it is that MOST of us deal with … Continue reading Christmas
Living well . . . . must we wait until we are elderly, to learn how?? Continue reading Live well . . .
I am so aware of my helplessness – my hope is in God alone. When you realize that nothing you can say or do can make another person believe what you believe, or see things as clearly as you do, or embrace truth, then you are driven to your knees. In Ecclesiastes, King Solomon described … Continue reading It’s nice to know . . . .
O.k., it was like this. It had been a long day. After 10 hours out of the house I arrived home exhausted. I lay on the floor, too tired to think, unaware of anything. After a while I realized that my sweet puppy, Shelley, was standing over me, intent watching, ready for any words of … Continue reading Golden Lessons