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
What I forgot to mention in Part 1 is I had applied for a spot on my church's prayer team in October. I was told I was accepted for ministry on Christmas Eve. While this was also a volunteer position, it didn't have the time constraints the other positions had. I had also … Continue reading Candy Coated – Part 2
In 2009, my favorite non-chocolate candy in life at that time was Sour Punch Straws, and strawberry and blue raspberry flavors in particular. I loved the sweet yet tart flavor, the texture...even the sweet, fruity smell. I used to buy these at Walgreen's when they were on sale: 4 for $3. I'd gorge myself for … Continue reading Candy Coated – Part 1
Let's get to it without much fanfare, shall we? For those of you who follow me, have followed me, have agreed with me in terms of the election and the actions following it, you all know exactly how much I disliked our current president. You all know how I was dead set against … Continue reading I Was Wrong About The President
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