We are in Paris! However, when we awoke on Monday to fly here, Douglas had a runny nose. Now, it is a full blown cold, but not Covid, thankfully. The pharmacist prescribed nasal spray and aspirin for fever. Douglas just went back for cough syrup, so our first two days have been spent in the... Continue Reading →
The Next Adventure Begins: Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow!
Douglas at age 72 riding a electric bike around the island of Barbados with his son Brandon. This week, Douglas and I will venture to Europe to see children and grandchildren who are living in Portugal. I haven't been on a plane since 2021, when we visited Barbados to see the same kids and grandkids... Continue Reading →
Amazing Love, Forever Love, A Mother’s Love
Photo Credit: Alisa Dyson@ Pixabay They placed him in my arms, and I immediately knew Nothing would ever reduce my love for that child. I held him with sturdy hands, for to me, he was royalty. And my black knight, majestic in his brown skin, just smiled. On Mother's Day each year, I try to... Continue Reading →
Dreams of the Beach
Watching the boats sail. Smiling at kids with their pails. I find contentment. Written for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #462: Pail and Sail. So looking forward to five weeks in Europe, including three weeks in Porto, Portugal in an apartment right on the beach!
Monday Devotional: Don’t Stand in God’s Way!
Ibises at a refuge in Hilton Head SC Acts 11: 15-18 “As I began to speak,” Peter continued, “the Holy Spirit fell on them, just as he fell on us at the beginning. Then I thought of the Lord’s words when he said, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ And since... Continue Reading →
Better A Short Haircut than the Grave: Fandango’s Flash Fiction #217
Photo Credit: Yi Wei @ Unsplash His wife believed herself prescient, Choosing a helmet for his head. She'd rather see his long hair cropped, Than to mourn him when he is dead. While he opted to wear the helmet, It makes him feel less than a man. But as the cars rush past the bicycle... Continue Reading →
Carrying the Needs of Others on Our Backs: What Do You See #184
Long past the summer of her life, With hands thickened by the constant water trips, The grandmother still carries the filled buckets Around her sturdy neck, never letting them slip. It is not sporadic work, for it's a daily necessity. So, she does the hard work once done by beasts. The rich who partake of... Continue Reading →
Becoming a Catalyst for a Joyful Nation
Picture by Kev at Unsplash I saw one lone star. I wished joy for the nation. Let me start the wave. Written for the RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge: Lone and Star.