Death comes in an instant and changes our landscapes. Nothing is promised to be solid or to be steady. All we can do is learn from our mistakes, make better choices and love. Loving my brother is a choice I made, even if the manifestation of it was temporary. I am still glad I chose to love him and know him, even briefly. I'm better for it. I hope he was too.
For the last week or so, my mind has been shifted toward the pinnacle of Christianity - the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The account in Luke is one of the most detailed and insightful, while the account of the prayer the Lord made in the Garden of Gethsemane is revelatory. My attention … Continue reading Just A Thought
Starting this blog was a huge leap of faith for me. I didn't think I'd get more than ten people reading this blog. There are now 500 of you who follow it. Only the Lord could have made this possible! Thank you for giving me the time and effort to bother to read, comment, share and … Continue reading These Boots Are Made For Walking
I'm looking at this tree across the street from me. The sky is overcast and gray. Sometimes, the sun tries to peek through and tease us with a hint of light, fooling us into believing it's not as cold as it really is. The tree is tall, with the beautiful autumn leaves, gold and … Continue reading Repose
So, it's been awhile. Forgive me - real life happens between blogs...for all of us! Life for me has been full of many small and large adjustments as of late. All of these adjustments have caused me to give up time, energy, finances and even some semblance of what I consider normalcy. It hasn't been … Continue reading Sacrifice
There are some jobs that only you can do. And some of the time, those are the jobs you don't want. I found myself sobbing quietly in the shower this evening, having felt slighted by my Heavenly Father. I had been crying off and on since I left choir rehearsal. I drove the speed limit and … Continue reading Transitional Sacrifice