Written Words to Look Back On

It has been a rather emotional few weeks for some folks that I hold dear.  Thoughts of them, and the memories running through my mind, has caused me to start searching through my stash of old journals to refresh myself on some special moments.  My pastor of the past fifteen years is going through some pretty… Continue reading Written Words to Look Back On

The Blinding Light of Untruth

The flu got me a few weeks ago and kicked my behind!  The virus that took control of my body was bad enough, with an unimaginable headache, but the lethargy and lifelessness that followed drained all my energy and motivation.  And rest ... rest was unattainable during those first four days - and nights.  My head… Continue reading The Blinding Light of Untruth

“The Pool” – A Sentimental View

Back before Christmas, I had been poking through our storage building, looking through boxes of Christmas decorations to decide which ones I wanted to use for the season. In the process of moving boxes around to see what was there, I found this dusty, beat-up, yellowed, plastic file box. The moment I saw it, my… Continue reading “The Pool” – A Sentimental View

If Consequences Were Easily Visible

How do you put a feeling or an emotion that jumps right out of your chest and stares you right in the eye into words? As you are trying to hold it still so you can look at it, the referenced memory tries to squirm and wiggle away from you before you can grasp it.  Sometimes those little… Continue reading If Consequences Were Easily Visible

Look What is Peeking Out of the Greenhouse Door

Was having a mini crisis the other night about 10:00 PM or so. I kept thinking that I heard something on the back porch. I kept hearing it and kept hearing it. I looked through the peep hole and could see nothing on the porch. Finally, I opened the back door, cautiously, and looked out. (Yes,… Continue reading Look What is Peeking Out of the Greenhouse Door

French Toast is Not Supposed to Look Like That!

Back in the late sixties there were not many times that I had exclusive access to my mom's kitchen.  Let's face it, at that point in time, no one had access to my mom's tiny kitchen.  I would not have had any access if she had been present.  I would hazard a guess to say it… Continue reading French Toast is Not Supposed to Look Like That!

Just One More Look

Yesterday was one of the most hilariously frustrating days that I have had in a while.  I became one of those people that the ones on the other side of a support call are rolling-in-the floor laughing at!  The day actually started out decent. Since it was extremely cold outside, I snuggled in the nice warm bed late and then just stayed inside all… Continue reading Just One More Look