Starring : Mr. Smarty-Pants Whippersnapper or You

Two nights ago I had a dream. It was actually more of a vision. Lights were out…. darkness surrounded all except for the luminous stream of light particles and words on a movie screen. I don’t know what movie had been playing, but it was over and it was time for the “credits” to roll.…

Do I Care if There is No Heaven?

I know…I know. I said that I wasn’t going to get “heavy”…but sometimes I just can’t help myself. I have been considering deep questions presented to me earlier this week…Then I woke up this morning with this song in my head…and the two seemed to go together. OK…lighter fare will be on the menu tomorrow.…

So Many Goodies! (Please Take One!)

This weekend I felt like a little kid at a candy store. You don’t need to be rude and remind me that I am not a kid. I am old. I wasn’t at a candy store either. Everybody likes to go to a candy store! I was at a place that many people would probably…

Warning!!! Get Out! … of the Grave

“Iraqi forensic teams in the newly recaptured city of Tikrit have started exhuming bodies (around 1, 700 soldiers) from mass graves believed to contain some of the hundreds of soldiers killed by Islamic State militants last year, a government spokesman said Tuesday. Later, the Islamic State group posted graphic images online that appeared to show…

You’re Breaking My Heart

You can probably see the hand going up, palm out; the face turning… eyes tilted… slit sideways glaring at you; front shoulder slumping downward to expertly avoid the burden they believe you have just attempted to place there.  Maybe you can even hear a huff escaping before,”Stop! You’re breaking my heart!” Can you hear it?…

Dogs, God and Fish and Chips

Today on our way to his school, my 15 year old son and I were doing our typical verbal “sparring.” Usually the topic is something completely stupid…like how I didn’t know for a really long time that “chips” in “fish and chips” were actually french fries because I LOVED Long-John Silvers fish and chips and I…

Ode to “Mr. Billy”

Right now a church that I used to consider my home- away- from -home will be celebrating the life of a beautiful man that everyone knew as “Mr. Billy”.  Mr.Billy Hodges… official job title, “Sexton”. Yes, he looked after the church and the churchyard…but what he did was so much more! I have no idea…

Coming Full Circle

Don’t you love it when things feel like they come full circle? Even if it is a tiny circle? When all  of the parts seem to come together in some semblance of completion with out any loose ends dangling or gaps or breaks?  It is a good feeling. Probably because there aren’t very many things…

See…Hear…Speak…”Every Act of Love” Matters

Friends, I have a gift for you today. I hope that you will accept it and that it will be something that you can use today and always. I heard this song today for the first time. The words were perfect words…almost like a gift for my life, but not one to keep to myself.…

Do You Have a Minute…? That is TOO Bad and SOOOO Sad

In a few short hours the sun will go down again. It’s a Friday Night…High school play-off basketball games; dinners; movies; dates; passing the kids off to the other parent for the custodial weekend. But it is supposed to be more. Not more in the sense of  bar hopping and booze drinking and partying. Not…

Please Step Away from The Crazy

Do you suffer from this problem too? Would you consider this a character issue… a”flaw”? Have you found ways to compensate? I am feeling more than a little bit frustrated because here I am…almost 45 and I am just now recognizing a BIG problem with myself. Sure, there are lots of other things about me…

O Lord You Are….Who Are You?

Oh my Goodness….Thank You! YOU are at it again! You are The Best! You are SO COOL. I LOVE it when all things seem to converge into ONE BIG LIFE LESSON. You, God, are so Good to tell me in bold face what the next thing that I need to understand is! And this time it is…God. Easy…