Make Today Happy! For the last month, every other Sunday, I have been teaching my Sunday School class, because the regular teacher volunteered to do something with the children. I was somewhat surprised to be asked to substitute teach (actually, I was volunteered). I will admit that I am loquacious in class, sharing other Scriptures... Continue Reading →
Jealousy Divides: Three Things Challenge
They aren't acting like blood brothers this evening, fighting over who received the nicer shirt from their mother for Christmas! What silliness! Written for the Three Things Challenge from Pensitivity 101: shirt, blood, evening.
Sitting By the Fire: RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku
Safe in our cocoon. Ashes piled up in the grate. I'm warmed by your love. Written for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #286: Ashes and Cocoon.
A True Christmas Gift: Accepting Our Children for Who They Are
From Mindlovemisery's Menagerie for the Sunday Writing Prompt Caitlin looked at her son, Jeremy, as he entered her home, and she just shook her head. She was so ashamed at the way he was dressed and he smelled of alcohol. She thought, "I never had alcohol in our home, so how could a child of... Continue Reading →
Saturday Six-Word Story Prompt: Memories
I hug you in my memories. Written for the Saturday Six-Word Story Prompt from My Random Ramblings: Memories. Dedicated to my son, Malcolm (died August 12, 2006) and my sister (died December 19, 1972).
The Day She Became Bold: Weekend Writing Prompt
Jackie couldn't be said to have any hubris, She was too timid to take up for herself. Her big sister, Janie, tended to fight for her, So she would give Janie most of her wealth. One day, Janie decided it was past the time That Jackie learned to face her troubles. So, with a nudge... Continue Reading →
The Gift of Health at Christmas
Life doesn't get any more predictable as we age. If anything, you never know what new ache or pain will develop. And although the last 11 days have been difficult ones, I am thankful to enjoy another Christmas season, a season of hope in the midst of the uncertainty and incivility of this world. Today,... Continue Reading →
Stay Hopeful: RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku
Hope came from above. He's the bright and morning star. Be not discouraged! Written for RonovanWries Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge for December 23, 2019: star and hope.
The Good Life: Fandango Provocative Question #52
What does living “the good life” mean to you? Do you think that you’re living “the good life”? What a great question for this time of the year! This is one of those "eye-of- the-beholder" kind of phenomena. Everyone will have a different definition according to what has occurred in their past, what is happening... Continue Reading →
Let Us Recognize All Definitions of the Season
It bothers me when people get upset at others for saying "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas." I used to be one of them that thought that anything but recognizing that "Christ Jesus is the reason for the season" was tantamount to the worst sin. But, as I have reflected on Christmases past, particularly the... Continue Reading →