I’m reminded that, like our American heritage, the sum of the story should not be overshadowed by the dark pages, but like the needful dark threads, God uses even national errors to make our country stronger. … More Thankful for the Dark Threads
“I wuv Fanksgiving,”“Why,” I asked.“Because I get to eat wots of food and there’s wots of people at our house.” There you have it! I can relate to this little fellow. I wuv Fanksgiving too. It has always been one of my favorite holidays, mainly because it has been spared from all the hype that … More f-f-F-Fanksgiving!
Are you one of the fortunate ones, one of the blessed? I am, and I am so glad! My wonderful normal is that on Sunday morning you will find me in church. It has always been my normal and I thank God for a mom that made sure that our family was in church. … More It’s a Wonderful Normal
What a life! The Nuthatch comes to my feeder, selects his lunch (or in this case, breakfast) and swoops to the trunk of a nearby tree. He then faces downward and starts cracking the nut, pinning against the tree. Over and over again, he comes and repeats the exact same habit, except perhaps to eat … More Upside-down Lunch
His hands glide gracefully over the keys producing more than just music—he makes the nine-foot Steinway sing, somehow transferring the message of his own heart and that of the composer’s into a delightful banquet of sounds—dark and foreboding one minute, and then an explosion of light the next. The music bursts forth with images of … More Bustin’ Buttons Proud
I watched “Wonder Woman” the other night at our daughter’s suggestion. I had seen some of the other Marvel movies, so I knew what to expect. Although they are not my favorite type of movie, the ending made it worth watching. Granted, all the Greek gods get on my nerves, but then they made me … More Weak Greeks
After watching the 80% partial solar eclipse in our area, I stand in total amazement at the awesomeness of our almighty Creator. His amazing exactness continues to overwhelm me! For example: First of all, the earth is the exact distance from the sun to keep us from being cooked or freezing. The moon is the … More Seriously? A Big Bang?
Pepper, our eleven-year-old black Cocker Spaniel is my walking partner. In any other season, she is also my protector. It’s a comfort to have her along as I walk back our country road when bears are lurking about. I’m not sure how I think she would protect me, but it’s a mental mirage that I … More Tracks in the Snow
People often ask if a physical heart transplant will change a person’s personality. You’ll have to look elsewhere for that answer. Recently, we watched a show about a man who was a hired killer for a mob family. He was ruthless; so much so, that people said that he had no heart. After being in … More Zombies – The Walking Dead
This past week, we visited our son and his wife AND our youngest grandson, Caleb—our Christmas baby! While there, I began working on a little booklet which is a compilation of Matthew Henry’s notes on Proverbs 31. As I was reading and copying and pasting and organizing the information into a booklet, my daughter-in-law … More My Daughters, My Treasures