I’ve been thinking a lot about the story in the Bible about how Jesus was asleep on a cushion in the stern of a boat while his disciples were battling a terrible squall. (Mark 4: 35-41) They awoke Him up and said, “….don’t you care if we drown?” He got up and quieted the storm … Continue reading Asleep in the boat
This past Saturday was expected to be a sad day. You see, my two sisters and I were going to get together and divide up my Mom’s jewelry. I had been holding it all at my house since our Mom went home to heaven back in June. When I took out the boxes in the … Continue reading Hidden Gifts
Blogs are great, aren’t they? So many times we learn things about ourselves and follow the wise advice of others. There are so many self-help blogs out there that we could spend years searching. They are a way for us to vent, as well. I’m having a bad day, I blog about it. I’m dealing … Continue reading Getting ourselves out of the way
So, I was walking up my driveway this morning and I looked down and saw this ‘weed’ growing up through the asphalt. It got me thinking… One of my favorite sayings is: There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen My little ‘weed’ could not have grown without that … Continue reading Pushing Through
There are people who are toxic to us. I’m not saying that they are horrible people, I’m simply saying that some people have no place in our lives, and there may be a variety of reasons for this. Of course, we need to walk away from anyone who is abusive in any way, there … Continue reading Toxic People
Prayer is a difficult word to define and it elicits a myriad of emotions. I have memorized many prayers and sometimes the mouth moves but the thoughts are somewhere else. Perhaps it is because the words are so familiar that I don’t pay attention to what I am saying. That is me ‘praying the prayer.’ … Continue reading Do you pray the prayer or does the prayer pray you?
My Mom spent her final two years in a nursing home, confined to a wheel chair, suffering from dementia. No matter how many times I went to see her there, I never got used to it. I would see many of the residents spending the day in the hallways, just sitting existing. I grew familiar … Continue reading Beauty in unexpected places