I hesitate to write this post because most people, including myself, avoid pain at all costs. Who would ever willingly choose pain for oneself or not try anything to keep pain from a loved one. Pain hurts! And in some cases, the worst type of pain is that which is invisible to the eye. The … Continue reading Why Pain is Necessary
Remember these? W.W.J.D. – what would Jesus do? You could find these everywhere…..bracelets, necklaces, pins…..everywhere. It’s kind of funny really, how could we ever really know what Jesus would do? Wouldn’t you think that He would have favored the older brother (Prodigal Son) who obeyed and stayed faithful to his father? Or … Continue reading Uh, somethin’ ain’t workin’ here…..
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?
I truly believe that it is so helpful to operate from a set of core beliefs. A few of mine are above. I do admit, that they may change depending on where I am in life or what I’m dealing with, but that’s ok. These are what I’m feeling like at this moment, and here … Continue reading Operating from your core
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 dementia … Continue reading But she’s still my Mom
I have to admit that peonies are one of my favorite flowers! They are just so magnificent and majestic. It takes a while before they burst open in all of their elegance, but it is worth the wait. They hide their beauty inside a perfectly formed round bud and who could ever guess that at … Continue reading Lessons learned from a peony
I spent the afternoon yesterday with my Mom who is in a nursing home with dementia. Last week she took a turn for the worse and I don’t know how many days I will have left to be with her. It’s a little difficult to communicate with her because she can’t have a conversation anymore … Continue reading Find a Faith PLEASE!
Remember the Commandment ‘Keep Holy the Sabbath?’ Well, I think it is open to interpretation….. Many religious denominations define it by taking the time each week to attend a church service. Maybe that works for some, but I find that people think that they are obeying that Commandment by going to church for an hour, … Continue reading Sabbath
The amazing thing is…..these flowers would have blossomed whether or not I snapped this photo. The beauty that we see in nature is there, whether we are present to look at it or not. It makes me wonder ‘why?’ There is no doubt that God gives us this loveliness for us to enjoy it. Who is … Continue reading Beauty