A dear friend shared this story with me years ago… She was the youngest of three daughters, and often felt “less than” her older, talented sisters. As younger siblings often are, she was at times the recipient of teasing, criticism, and unsolicited advice from her older, more mature, and “wiser” siblings. In later years she… Continue reading Where Did You Get These Pork Chops?
I was blessed to have a few more encounters with my guardian angel, The Black Guy, before we moved to West Virginia in July… In March, I met up with him as we walked our usual route at the park. He asked how I was feeling, and when I told him I was doing very… Continue reading Farewell to The Black Guy
I received a text message from a dear loved one yesterday. He and his wife are thinking about selling their beautiful home in order to move to a smaller, one-story home. With their increasing health issues, they are becoming unable to maintain the property and live comfortably. After putting so much love, money and hard… Continue reading When Choices Aren’t Totally Free
During our worship service yesterday, Rector Cheryl asked us to consider what fears keep us from generously sharing our gifts with others; not only our monetary possessions, but our other gifts of kindness,talent, support or friendship. We moved to West Virginia a month ago.This morning as I walked, I was thinking of- and missing- my Toledo friends.… Continue reading Sharing Our Inadequacies
My Friends, My Readers, Currently I am writing devotions for Christ in Our Home, a quarterly publication. The assignment is due May 20th. I have so many thoughts I’d like to share in the near future! All is well here; watch for new posts in the next few weeks. Thank you for your patience- and for… Continue reading Writing Assignment…
Early each morning I take my first cup of coffee to my writing desk, light a candle, and journal about whatever is on my heart. After I write about my reflections of the day before and my hopes for the new day, I end with a question for God: “What would you have me know… Continue reading Borders
A few years ago, Bill and Bonnie’s annual Christmas letter had arrived early in December. I was always blessed to hear from these dear friends who had moved from Ohio after retiring. Bonnie had been a treasured friend and mentor while we served together in ministry. But it WAS Advent, the holiday season, and I… Continue reading Beyond The First Few Lines