My life is simple. I hold to this one truth and it clears up so much confusion. The one truth is this: Jesus loves me, this I know. For the Bible tells me so. This is not scripture but so much common sense about belief is wrapped up into this child’s song. Jesus—the only Son … More Simplicity from Confusion
We’ve all heard that phrase, but as I approach six decades, I’m beginning to think I fit more accurately into that category than the “middle-age” bracket I’d like to claim. Certainly, my body creaks and groans like an old, sagging door, and my stiff joints remind me of our twelve-year-old Cocker Spaniel when she first … More Growing Old… Gracefully?
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?
This is really a challenge to mothers. I’m listening to Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery, and the main character just confessed to a friend that she doesn’t like her mother, never did. The following is an excerpt from the book: “Why,”—she [Valency] had a desperate desire that Barney should know the worst about … More Do I Love My Mother?
In every war, whether here or abroad, one tragedy is universal to every battle: prisoners of war. In each conflict, soldiers are taken, no longer in the fight, but brought to a prison where they are kept indefinitely – sometimes detained long after the war is over. Some are treated harshly, other follow the Geneva … More Prisoners of War
Dreams are strange things. It’s amazing to think that some people allow them to guide their lives! But recently a dream made me stop and think about how much life has changed. I don’t believe any generation has seen as much change as those born between the late 1800s and early 1900s. My grandparents went from … More Remember when…
What parent does not want to prepare their children for a bright and hopeful future? Sadly, there are those who are more consumed with meeting their own pleasures than preparing or even providing for their offspring, but I would tend to believe that most of my readers fall into the first category! As I was … More Preparing our children… for what?
We’ve all done it–saved a few dollars only to find that the product wasn’t what we really wanted. The boots were a great buy, but the first time you wore them in rainy weather your feet got wet! Disappointment and frustration come on the scene, and we’re angry with ourselves for being a penny wise and … More Did You Get What You Paid For?
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