After many hot, dry days, this morning it is overcast and raining. Right now it is a gentle, soft rain as if to prepare the ground for more to come. This rain from God is calling the trees, grass, and foliage to stand straighter, to cool the parched places and take hope in what is… Continue reading What I See in the Rain
This morning a light fog is slowly receding across the grass toward the pond. A Canadian goose flies upward and disappears. All is now still. Where has the life gone? It's as if I'm looking at a photograph. My breath slows as I watch. Nothing, not a breath of air is moving. The fog seems… Continue reading A Moment of Stillness in a Lifeless Scene
Today I'm having lunch with my sister. Not my biological sister, but she is part of my family. She is my sister of the heart, my sister in Christ. We met 41 years ago. We've shared a lot through the years. Lots of tears, lots of laughter, and a lot of meals. When we worked… Continue reading Relationship – Forty One Years and Counting
Every day I tell my cat, "We are two old souls living together and thanking God for our blessings." It's easy to look at Templeton and see how the years have changed him. As for me, I dread looking in the mirror. Who is that person staring back at me? Certainly not the person I… Continue reading The Person Behind the Mirror
Sometimes aging gracefully isn't easy. It's difficult to accept slowing down is inevitable. I see myself still in PJ's late into the morning. I find myself resting between chores. I need reminders that it's all right to take whatever time is needed...there is no longer any need to rush. We condition ourselves to rush through… Continue reading Aging Gracefully Isn’t Easy
I've been watching a lot of You Tube channels on making prayer journals. I have been using one gifted to me, but I don't always remember to open it and write down my prayers. There are so many different ways to structure one, and I realize there is no right or wrong way, only the… Continue reading A Prayer Journal? – Why, Yes!
Ever have a terrible nightmare that sticks with you? After a very sleepless night last night, I fell asleep on the sofa this morning after feeding my cat. When I woke two hours later it was after a very dark dream about forgiving and not being forgiven. This dream resulted in two deaths and an… Continue reading Those Terrible Nightmares that Linger
Four years ago today, I closed on selling my house and on buying a small two bedroom condo. Four years of not having to climb up and down stairs. Four years of not mowing lawn. Four years of not weeding the gardens. Four years of not shoveling snow. Four years of not weeding. Four years… Continue reading Four Years of Not…And No Regrets
A holiday weekend is upon us though I hadn't realized until I looked at my calendar yesterday. Another fact about living alone in retirement: there are no plans for family outings any longer, so unless I have an appointment penciled in my Christian Planner, the days slip by without recognition. Some mornings I forget what… Continue reading What Are We Without a Dream?
Oh, my goodness! I just realized I forgot to add a blog this morning. I had a wonderful beginning to my day. The weather is perfect! My A/C is off and the windows are open. I love weather in the mid 70's, especially with a cool breeze. I've been enjoying this nice change and focusing… Continue reading Perfect Weather, THE Puzzle, and Evening Fasting with Jesus