Long Time Waiting

If you have been praying for someone… If you have loved ones you wish would turn from their sin… If it seems to have been so long… I want to encourage you.  Don’t give up!  Trust God.  Pray without ceasing.  You are not alone. God hears your prayers.  My mom was a bitter, abusive drunk.…

Amazon Shopping

I used to spend all year shopping for our kids’ Christmas gifts. It was great fun! Buying for a family of nine meant I had to budget and spread the purchases over many months. I enjoyed the hunt for bargains and special gifts for each child. I liked taking them shopping for their siblings.  Then…

Fading Slowly

Her hair is faded to white.  She is fair-skinned and thin. Her memory may fade.  Mine will not.  I remember when they met.  I didn’t like her.  I still had fantasies that they’d get back together; we’d be a happy family.  Not again, but for the first time.  We’d never before been a happy family.  Before…

Why My Husband Loves Me after 33 Years

Thirty-three years ago I married a cute engineering major with a wonderful tenor voice. He played guitar and racketball. He stole my heart the moment we met in his apartment. We first laid eyes on each other when Ron was carrying a night stand into the apartment. He was moving in a day earlier than expected.…

My other children?

It’s been a while since I wrote anything about my other offspring. I use offspring because children just doesn’t seem quite right.  My youngest is twenty, a junior in college, and owns her own gymnastics business. She teaches little people balance, tumbling, team work, following directions, and self-control. Her gym had a long waiting list…

Golda

I posted this yesterday: “Today I’m headed to see a beautiful saint named Golda who may be face to face with God any moment. I love her. I love that she made herself available to my family the week of August 13, 2013, to be with my sweet stepmom and drive her here to be…

Available 

I got home from a ten-day trip last night. Thought I’d be home until mid-September. But I told God I would “Be available” two years ago. So when someone very dear to me calls and says, “I need to visit a sick friend five hours away, will you pick me up Thursday and take me?”…

My Man

Day 24 Twenty-four Carat Gold June 24, 1509. Henry VIII was crowned King of England.  Henry the eighth valued a male heir. He wanted one. He wanted a wife who could give him one. He left the Church and created his own church so he could get divorced and marry a new wife. Twenty-four carat…

Engaged!

I’m blowing off the challenge today because… MY BIG BROTHER GOT ENGAGED!!! My brother has never been married. He’s been with Gretchen for a couple of years and I adore her! She is kind, smart, funny, and full of love. I have never wanted him to marry anyone he was dating, but I told him…

Photo Challenge: Four

June 1-30 Challenge Day 4 Photo Challenge June 4, 1917. The first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded. If there was a Pulitzer for amateur photography… Today is your chance to post your entry for the competition! Post a picture representing the number 4. It can be four items, four people, or something showing the number 4.…