Asleep in the boat

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 woke Him up and said, “….don’t you care if we drown?” He got up and quieted the stormContinue reading “Asleep in the boat”

Beauty in unexpected places

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 familiarContinue reading “Beauty in unexpected places”

Wasted Time?

I had the great opportunity to spend the last few days on a boat with my sisters.  My sisters and I have been through a lot these past few months, spending our days by our Mom’s bedside as she prepared to leave this world.  After Mom passed, we went back to our own lives, asContinue reading “Wasted Time?”

Do you worry about how others see you?

I don’t think that it’s unusual to wonder about how others see you.  Most of us want to make a good impression and want others to like us.  The question is, how far do we go to achieve that? When we begin to bend, to twist, and to distort ourselves, I think we’ve gone tooContinue reading “Do you worry about how others see you?”

Perhaps we should pay attention to our dreams

I never pay much attention to my dreams.  In fact, I don’t remember most of them.  Once in a while I will have dream that frightens me so much that I make myself wake up.  After I realize that it was just a dream, I force myself to stay awake for fear that when IContinue reading “Perhaps we should pay attention to our dreams”

It’s OK to walk away

  It’s been just over a year since I walked away from my work.  Even though I wasn’t quite ready to leave, I felt I didn’t have a choice.  Without getting into too much detail, I had to support my staff and myself.  At the end of the day, I have to be true toContinue reading “It’s OK to walk away”

But she’s still my Mom

I haven’t’ posted for a bit because I’ve been with my Mom for her last few weeks .  About two weeks ago her earthly journey ended.  Before I continue, let me acknowledge a few things: Yes, she was 93 years old and lived a full life Yes, she was in a nursing home with dementiaContinue reading “But she’s still my Mom”