2 Kings 22:3-7 In the eighteenth year of his reign, King Josiah sent the secretary, Shaphan son of Azaliah, the son of Meshullam, to the temple of the Lord. He said: “Go up to Hilkiah the high priest and have him get ready the money that has been brought into the temple of the Lord, which the doorkeepers have... Continue Reading →
You Have to Trust Somebody: What Do You See?
Image Credit: Noah Buscher@ Unsplash Alone on the precipice, looking down in fear at the ripple marks on the rocks, I wanted to reach for the rescue represented by the outstretched hand. But trusting others is a challenge for me and has been so since childhood, When I suffered so horribly from ugly conquests that... Continue Reading →
Daily Writing Prompt: Taking Risks Leads to Success
Daily writing promptDescribe a risk you took that you do not regret.View all responses Three years after becoming the legal guardian for my two nieces and nephews, I couldn't find work in my hometown. I had to borrow milk for my infant son because my husband had given up on the marriage. I felt like... Continue Reading →
It Takes Courage and a Sense of Humor to Grow Old
This week, I started exercise classes at the county Senior Center. On Monday, I attended the Siver Strong class, utilizing balls, three-pound weights, and ropes to strengthen our bodies. We moved to music, which was pretty cool. But I underestimated how much moving to music can leave you feeling pain in places you didn't know... Continue Reading →
Banning Books Should be a Crime. Speak Up, America!
Bench by the Road found in Gullah Museum in Hilton Head, SC. It honors Toni Morrison and her book Beloved. Books were my salvation and my sanity as a child. Abandoned by both parents and constantly living in strangers' homes, books of all subjects helped me see that the world was bigger than my hometown.... Continue Reading →
Let the Troubles of Life Shape Us into Beautiful Ones
Life rolls on each day, Despite many obstacles, Just like the river. Written for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge: River and Rolls.
On the Road Again Soon: Hallelujah!
With our tax refund, we have paid for our trip, which will begin in the middle of May. I love it when the whole trip is paid for before we leave. I don't have to worry while traveling about missing paying the bills on the first of the month. This time last year, my life... Continue Reading →
Never Too Old to Inspire Others
When I walked into the gym one day last month, the last thing I expected was to see that I was the Member of the Month for March. I had been going to the gym nearly every day and working with a personal trainer to regain the use of my left leg. Jennifer was terrific,... Continue Reading →
Keeping the Promises We Make to Ourselves: Wordle 601
I define Genving as the art of making promises to oneself regarding one's dreams for the future. It is a call to the life that we want to live. The suffering of depression has ended. No more tears stream down my face. The skeletons of the past that bound me Have been blocked in every... Continue Reading →
Returning to the Real Me
Fort in St. Augustine Florida February 2021 Shaking, she read the document, a testimony to her impregnable faith in herself: Dissolution of Marriage. The nightmare was over! John had shown no regard for her wanting to return to being a nurse practitioner, an honorable profession that bolstered her self-esteem. He'd controlled her with muscle and... Continue Reading →