Tag Archives: life and living

Reflections

Life throws us some very difficult challenges. Some days, it’s so hard to stay positive.   I know that I’m not alone in this, but sometimes, it can feel that way.   This morning, I ask God to bless Shaun … Continue reading

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Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

On my way to church this morning, I remembered all those other Easters. The last 20 or so all went about the same way. I can hear him saying to a daughter on the telephone, “Why don’t you bring a … Continue reading

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Answers to My Prayers

Answers to our prayers happen every day.  Look for them. A huge truck lumbered up to the front of the house. The driver jumped out and disappeared into the rear of the truck. I could hear some banging and thumping, … Continue reading

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Fighting the Blues

As I have said before, walking is my therapy. A walk can coax me out of the blues better than just about anything I can think of. Walking with a good friend, well that makes it all the better. Today … Continue reading

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Whispering Hope

A good friend wrote, “Your “floating” thought brought to mind two old “anchor” hymns:” The second verse from “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less:” “When darkness seems to hide His face, I rest on His unchanging grace. In every … Continue reading

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Cheese Sandwiches and Hostess Cupcakes!

Cypress Tree, Carmel, California Painting by Fran Estacio Thank God for the ability to hold on to our memories. How shallow our lives would be if we were not able to. Our memories allow us to relive sweet moments that … Continue reading

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What does God look like?

It had been eight weeks since we’ve been to church. Due to some powerful medications, my husband’s energy level has improved and the pain is well-maintained. So, on the anniversary of his 74th birthday, we made it to the 8:00am … Continue reading

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