Due to human conditioning, most people don’t want to appear different. We want a smooth life, with as few bumps and bruises as possible. We don’t want to be considered odd, or peculiar, strange or unapproachable. We crave community, acceptance, symmetry with those that surround us. I have always been a wallflower, so I have … Continue reading Do You Look the Same as Everyone Else?
What did I get for an early Valentine’s Day Present? I got a renewed sense of how mean this world can be. Thanks world. Thanks. That is not something I really need to be reminded of. It is painful when someone wounds you so deeply that you can physically feel your heart hurt. It is … Continue reading A Broken Heart Looks Like a Broken Heart
My blindness is nothing! The small patch of vision that remains is enough for me to function in familiar situations without most people knowing that I have vision loss. Recently, I met a young man, totally blind and brave enough to take on the world, by himself. I was on the campus where my niece … Continue reading Look Your Fears in the Eye in 2022!
It is Christmas Eve. Well. Christmas Eve morning as I post this, but we will go with Christmas Eve. Have you ever thought about heaven on Christmas Eve? I’m not necessarily talking about today as the day before Christmas. Have you ever really thought about how the citizens of heaven were feeling the day before … Continue reading Look At It From Their Point of View
Short Soapbox moment.... We just finished up Beth Moore’s study of the Book of Daniel. It is an amazing, in-depth study. It is very intense, but sheds a lot of light on the culture we are living in today. Something troubling my heart tonight is that this message, one of the messages of Daniel, is … Continue reading Observation From the Soapbox
One of the most discouraging things about my vision difficulties is the loss of my driving privileges. I'm not whining, promise! There are just work-arounds that sometimes need to be done for normal, everyday things. Something I really miss is being able to jump in the car and run to the store. Within the past … Continue reading Sometimes Broken Eggs Look Beautiful
I hate to say ugly words. I really do. I especially hate to do it in front of my momma. But they say confession is good for the soul. <SIGH> Last night as I was doing dishes, I dropped the lid to a heavy sauce pan and it dead-on centered the nail of the second … Continue reading Keep Your Eyes Open—the Struggle is Real!
A friend and I started a virtual Bible study the first of January. She desires to go verse by verse through Paul’s prison epistles. I love going verse by verse when I study also. She had a reading plan for Colossians for the month of January. We started there. I have enjoyed it so much. … Continue reading I See a Prayer for Me in There…
I received a text yesterday morning that I knew would come. I was not ready for it. I don’t believe any of us were ready for it. The Pastor of my heart and under whose ministry I have had the most spiritual growth, has gone on home. My heart is sad, but my heart is … Continue reading A Visible Legacy Left Behind
Upfront. Soap Box. (Not about the election!) A little long. History is involved. Definitely SOAP BOX. I was recently talking with a twenty-two year old. We were having a conversation about making the most of the "mask" thing and having some fun with it by using different holiday themed patterns to make a some interesting … Continue reading A Tear in My Eye for the Past and Present