The week before Mother's Day, I wrote a few words on Facebook and posted several pictures of my mom.  I planned to write an appropriate blog post on that Sunday, to share some special things about her.  I wanted to wrap up this segment of life and move on. I couldn't do it. And that's …

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When the road has changed, When I feel unknown, When there are more questions than answers, I remind myself; You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.....      Psalm 139:5 Truly, there is no place I can go where my Father is not already waiting.

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Change

our bodies change.......... ..... but love remains. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

31 Days of Aging Grace ~ Freedom Flight

I look up alot these days and see... The blue sky and early dusting of snow as we crossed mountains last week... To yesterday... what was to be a rainy day, changed heavy grey to open blue. And the geese are back........ I remember them from last year.  They arrived here when I did... and …

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31 Days of Aging Grace ~ Why Can’t Things Stay The Way They Were?

This saying goodbye to the way things were... I do not like it... no, not one bit. I've been doing it this past year in my own life.  It's not easy.  It's painful.  It requires learning and acceptance and humility.  And I keep asking God, "aren't I too old for all this new stuff?" Apparently not. …

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31 Days of Aging Grace ~ No Hurry Today

I'm in a hurry to get things done, Oh I rush and rush until life's no fun. All I really got to do is live and die, but I'm in a hurry and don't know why This song by Alabama used to make me think of a son... the one who was in a hurry …

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On Boots ‘n’ Pooh ‘n’ Writing

I've had a problem getting words on paper lately.  It's been a problem for a while actually... started last October when my life changed so dramatically. My bossy inner critic keeps telling me I have nothing to say - to just keep quiet.  The word police have arrested me.... "you can't say that".  So in the effort to push …

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Boldly Go… or Hold Back in Fear?

The parable of the talents in the Bible has always bugged me.  The end result seemed unfair...... ....a wealthy man leaves on a journey.  Before leaving he gives talents (money) to three of his servants.  Five talents to one, two to another and one to the last.  While he's gone the first two servants invest and double his …

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Christmas Perfection

I talk on the phone to my parents and Mom laments.  After the initial holiday enthusiasm wanes, after her annual Christmas craft faire is done, after her festive packages are mailed, there is the let down.  The perfect Christmas seems to elude.  Quiet waiting is all that is left. Then it's my turn .....there are no kids or grandkids dropping …

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Waiting for Someday

On the first day after the last day of my job I opened a blank journal and wrote: September 22, 2011 Today is the first day of retirement from the job. The first day of the rest of my life begins. "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable …

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