The year was 2021. That was the year my husband Gary dubbed “The Year of Discontent.” Most people I know felt that way about the previous year, because that was when dreaded COVID-19 really hit hard. It was a terrible year with many people dealing with the horrible virus. My husband and I prayed for … More The Year the Locusts Tried to Steal
I found myself sitting on the patio of our rental house in tears the 4th of July weekend. Why? Because our son Jeffrey had changed his mind and decided he didn’t want to come see us, after all. We’ve only seen him once since we moved here to Arizona in January, and I was so … More Hope For My Hurting Heart
So here my husband Gary and I are – retired. Quite frankly just saying those words makes me feel old! And, I have to admit, there have been moments when I haven’t liked this whole retirement thing – not one bit. Granted, I haven’t been working at a “paid” job for over 5 years. My … More Learning To Have Fun Again
It’s certainly been awhile since I posted my last blog God of the Burning Bush. Why? Well I’ve got tons of excuses. But the bottom line is that for the past months I’ve been very discombobulated. There’s been no normalcy. It’s like I’ve been placed into a sizzling hot frying pan. However, this frying pan … More Into The Frying Pan
I still remember when Jeffrey (our son with special needs) was about 8 years-old. He had heard about upcoming baptisms at church, and told us he wanted to get baptized. We peppered him with questions to make sure he understood fully what baptism meant, and afterward felt in our hearts that the time was right. He … More God of the Burning Bush
Whoa… I was reading one of my journal entries the other day, dated of 3/19/99 (yes, I’m definitely getting old). I was struck by what it said: “Looking out at the beautiful sunshine today I was again filled with a deep remorse of how we are blessed here in the USA, and the majority of … More Remembering Our Blessings
I love to hear birds chirping. In the early mornings I’ll often open my window so I can hear their sweet songs. It’s the most beautiful symphony ever! It delights me and gives me such joy. They sound so happy and carefree. Or I’ll find myself staring out the window watching the bigger birds fly … More Look At The Birds
Have you ever had one of those moments? A time when all of a sudden it seems like a lightbulb has switched on inside your head? You know. I’m talking about an “Aha” moment when something that had seemed impossible or utterly deflating a few minutes ago all of a sudden makes perfect sense. Now … More Eureka!
Ready … Set … Go! I’m sure that’s how this young man felt as he was finishing up high school. He was set to enter a top-notch college, and then onto one of the best law schools. After all, his father was a partner at a well known law firm in the city. He was … More It’s All About How You Finish
Let’s see… Didn’t I just write about the importance of rejoicing through praise and worship in my last post, even during difficult times? Yes I did. I even talked about doing a little jig to brighten your outlook (Rejoicing Because Of Jesus)! Yet just a few days later I found myself once again beginning to … More What Happened?