The Patience of the Father

It was one of THOSE moments. All I could do was yell when I saw the “artwork” my daughter, Jayme, had added to our bedroom décor. Mad was an understatement when seeing the one thousandth installment in her series of works entitled Scribbles, this one in permanent marker. I was so angry I had to…

Splish, Splash, Dunk

When We Go a Wandering This week’s Sunday drive landed us in Pineville, Missouri. We visited there before and were drawn back by the Elk River by dreams of someday floating on it again. Since Jayme is only two, it may be a while. We need to do some research on the safety of canoeing…

Just A Few Words

And So, Begins a New Year At least that is how I feel in September. Summer break is over. (I can’t even believe how fast it has gone.) With the change of the season, another change comes in our family. After a year and a half, we delivered our granddaughter, Hero, to her home and…

Tender Mercies

Our time of fostering our little June Bug is coming to a close. I am so happy that my granddaughter, Carrie (June’s mama), has done the hard work of putting a sober life into action. She has gone to classes, met with counselors, followed treatment plans, and met every requirement the county has demanded. She…

Whose Crazy Idea Was This?

Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me. Carl Sandburg Hey there! Long time, no see. For me, it has been a long time since I’ve been able to write—nearly seven months to be exact. Putting words onto the page has been something that could not…

Evidence of Love

My six-year-old granddaughter, Brielle, never shows up empty-handed when she comes to visit. Many times, she’s the first of her tribe of seven into the house. She always rushes to the kitchen where she knows she’ll find me and delivers her latest note or picture. This week, it was a drawing of me holding her…

Don’t Walk Away

There is a very short story in the Bible that makes many people, Christian and non-Christian alike, wonder about God’s goodness. Until my daughter brought it to my attention recently, I had never read it before. It seems Elisha, a prophet of God, was being called names by a group of young men. Elisha cursed…

Unleash Your Love

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:11 I received a comment on my recent post Christian, Where Do Your Loyalties Lie? that…

Be the Good

The end of all things is near. Therefore, be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. 1 Peter 4:7 Now that I’ve got your attention, let me say I don’t know when the end of all things will arrive, but for me, it may be sooner than others. You see, I put…

Christian, Where Do Your Loyalties Lie?

You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. Matthew 5:13 I haven’t written much lately. It seemed wise to have a short break during this turbulent time…