This is our first winter in West Virginia. A few weeks ago we had an inch or two of snow and our area schools dismissed students early. Classes were canceled the next day. Coming from Toledo where snow falls more often, I felt the school closings were quite unnecessary and overcautious. I’m going to confess… Continue reading Confessions of a Snow Snob
It was a stressful, frantic morning as I prepared to host a community-wide event at our church. Anxiety grew as my morning arrangements weren’t going as smoothly as I’d hoped. My ministry colleague and friend, Darrell, saw my visible stress and quietly asked, “Would you like a non-anxious presence to walk with you?” His companionship… Continue reading The Work of a Healthy Cell
I took advantage of this beautiful afternoon to enjoy a long walk around our apartment complex. As I meandered around the buildings and hills, I could see four elementary school children gathered at one corner of the road. They were obviously having a great time, laughing and talking as cars passed. When I finally approached… Continue reading Honk If You Love…
Yesterday was a frustrating day. I’d planned to update my iPod but couldn’t get it to sync. I had plenty of time to write- but too many thoughts cluttered my mind. Words just would not flow into creative ideas. The rains poured down, so I was unable to keep my usual walking routine. Every day… Continue reading Rainy Day Reflections
One of the gifts of my time with cancer is that life has become more precious. As I relish these days of good health and being cancer-free, I am still quite aware that my health could change at any time. The truth is, no one knows when one’s health may change. We cannot know how long… Continue reading “Everything is Okay. 36 Cells to Go.”
A few years ago, I was introduced to the idea of choosing a word for each new year. I’ve found that this practice serves as a very helpful guide all year long, sometimes prophetically so! There are several sites on the internet that offer reasons and help for choosing a word. The concept is that… Continue reading What is Your Word for 2017?
(A Definition Reflection for Christmas Day) PRESENT You are present. Existing. You have always been and always will be. You are present. Current. You are with us, in us, at this very moment. You are present. Attentive. You are listening, helping and always at hand. You are present. Here and now. You are not a… Continue reading (A Definition Reflection for Christmas Day)