Tag Archives: grief
My daughter called me this morning, from across the country. First she texted at o’dark thirty; “Are you up?” It was about 5:45 am. I stumbled out of bed and grabbed my cell phone to see who it was. This … Continue reading
Blissful. But always vigilant.
The first few bars of “Beautiful Savior” will bring me to the heart of my faith, and sometimes, the core of my sadness, instantly. Listening to anything by Journey will conjure up the “sparky” side of me and make me … Continue reading
We had worked hard to make the fellowship hall look especially festive. We were fortunate that the children’s pageant was to go on the next morning, so the stage was set with wonderful lighting and Christmas props. The men set … Continue reading
This was supposed to be a hard one. My first Thanksgiving after… you know. But in fact, it was one of the nicest days I’ve spent in a very long time. I am so incredibly blessed. I had prepared for … Continue reading
Today was one of those days when after a fulfilling church service, coffee with friends turned into a raucous laugh-fest! One funny story led to another and we laughed hard – conjuring up grunts and frowns from the folks sitting … Continue reading
Seven people sitting in a small room in a church. Three men. Four women. Feet crossed at the ankles. Hands folded in their laps. Like children on the first day of school, patiently waiting for class to start. Soulful eyes. … Continue reading