As we started walking along the Silver Comet Trail on yesterday, I failed to notice that we were walking downhill most of the way, which meant that the way back would be all uphill. Before we left home, I made reference to this possibility to my husband, Douglas, the lifelong hiker, and he assured me... Continue Reading →
You weren't like any other mother in the neighborhood. That caused me some embarrassment, for I wanted you to imitate the moms I saw on television, who, ironically, were white. Your quiescent moods seemed so unmaternal to my teenage mind, so I was too embarrassed to invite people to our home. Yes, you were an... Continue Reading →
Matthew 15:25-28 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said. He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great... Continue Reading →
Dreams accompanied by determination are fulfilled. Written for the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt from My Random Ramblings. The prompt today is Dreams.
I love graduations! So much so, that I have had three of my own, and I always volunteered to attend, much to the delight of other professors in my department! It's a day of pure joy. Parents are happy, particularly those who have been paying for college so so long, that they had come to... Continue Reading →
Though I may be slight, Don't assume I have no might. I trust in Jesus! Written for Ronovan's Weekly Haiku Poetry prmot Challenge #304: slight and might.
I went to bed Friday with a fever and woke up with a higher fever. I freaked out, admittedly. I was so scared, not so much of dying from the virus, but of suffering in a hospital for weeks, due to my compromised immune system. Ever since I survived colon cancer, any time something feels... Continue Reading →
Nearly 40 years ago, I wrote a monthly devotional for the small church where I preached my first sermon, and I loved the study and hard work and prayer that helped me be successful at it. So, here is the first of a new series. Psalm 44:3 It was not by their sword that they won... Continue Reading →
I remember once thinking that I would never have a message to share with the world. I thought that being born in the poorest part of town meant that you would always be there, among people who looked lost and dejected, their only salvation found in a bottle of bourbon, or, when the income tax... Continue Reading →