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 →
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 →
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 →
Sunday Devotional: Leaving Our Water Jars at the Well
John 4: 27-30 Just then his disciples came back. They were shocked to find him talking to a woman, but none of them had the nerve to ask, “What do you want with her?” or “Why are you talking to her?” The woman left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village,... Continue Reading →
Knowing When to Fold Your Cards Brings Peace and a Measure of Joy
I quit the Master's program a few weeks back. Because I decided to withdraw after the midpoint, I will receive two failing grades. Knowing that I might be seen as a failure normally makes me so anxious that I continue on even when I can feel the stress of the tasks hurting me. But I... Continue Reading →
I Can Testify
2 Corinthians 12: 8-10 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s... Continue Reading →