Tapping at My Bedroom Window

Two nights ago I had a special visitor at my bedroom window. I had no idea what the creature was…but he was a cross between a butterfly, a dragonfly, a bird, a moth and a fairy. I watched him noisily flutter and knock against the glass caught between repulsion and wonder. He was huge. He…

….That’s What Little Girls Are Made Of

 Not all of the boys that I knew were my enemies.  In fact I had a whole lot more friends that were boys than friends that were girls. I didn’t like dolls and I didn’t like ribbons and I sure didn’t like to be inside when there was a great big world outside to play in.  Sometimes, if it was a…

The Tattered Blanket

“People talk about wanting others to succeed, or have a  good life…and some folks really are happy to see someone else do well. But then there are  folks who don’t want anybody to be better off than they are… whether it’s about money or happiness or even talent… and I can tell you already, that…

Viewing a Teenage Drama

This past weekend I had the honor and privilege to be invited to experience “A Senior Theatre Project” by a family friend who attends the local School of Fine Arts. My immensely talented teenage friend wrote and starred in a two person play that had me gripped and gripping my seat from the first scene.…

One Small Pebble

I am sitting here at my favorite writing spot…”Jack” my tiny tabby is “making biscuits” in my lap and making it hard to move my left arm to type…my kids are off to school…clothes are rolling around in the dryer. I am tired, really really tired. But I don’t want to waste the day by going back…

It is My Birthday…and I Will NOT be Afraid.

“Holy week. Sharing the walk with Jesus to the cross. I’ve been there for worship. God arranged for my week to be free from “work” which distracts me from Him. I’ve been waiting for the lesson of my heart which I knew would come this week. I’ve been reading my bible every night before bed.…

The End – Not Even Close

Endure begins with “end” but then goes on…CONTINUES…”ure”…you’re…you are. You are meant for more. “No testing has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tested beyond what you can bear. But when you are tested, He will also provide a way out so that…

Feed the Birds and Believe

When I was out walking late yesterday afternoon I was thinking about a lot of things going on in my life right now…and I was determined to look for signs…that God was hearing me…that God was with me….that everything was going to be ok and work out for the “greatest good and the best and…

I Get By With a Little Help

It is Monday…of Holy Week. There are four more principles to be discussed from 14 Secrets to Better Relationships, the Lenten series book that my church congregation has been reading since Ash Wednesday. Todays “one another” command is “Therefore comfort one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:18. Comfort. We are called to give to one…

Breaking the Sabbath – A Sunday Morning Excerpt from “Home Within”

Sunday was a day when we were supposed to stop everything too. It was a true “Day of rest”,  for the people in my family and my community. We took that seriously. Usually.  All the shops and restaurants were closed down… nobody did any farm work or house work. My parents taught us that a…