As the last few hours of 2018 fade away into yesteryear, with the first breaths of the new year upon us, I am going to go ahead and share with you, that for me, the upcoming year will encompass the big “D.” Yep... afraid so. It needs to be. I'm not ashamed. There are a lot … Continue reading The Flash and Flicker of Our Promises
Since today is Christmas, I suppose I will tell my Santa story. Have you ever had the incredible sensation that, "This IS the REAL Santa Claus?" I will tell you, it is quite a peculiar feeling for someone that is a few Christmases away from the fancy that "This could be more than Santa's helper." I mean, seriously, … Continue reading The Twinkle in His Eye
We had snow this morning, big, fat, juicy flakes that dropped and clung to every surface, piling up, settling as mounds of fluffy white. As I gaze out the window upon a winter wonderland, I inhale the beauty - because the rain is on the way, and the unsullied covering blanketing all imperfections will soon be gone. As young … Continue reading The Light We Don’t Have to Lose
There are times in life when you just have to uncurl your unyielding, icy fingers and let things drop from the death grip with which you are clutching them, especially old traditions that have simply become inflexible customs. The after effects can be surprisingly refreshing, as I was able to experience over the past Thanksgiving … Continue reading Oh Christmas Tree, What Do I See?