To Post or Not to Post

The question today was "Do I do a serious post or lighten it up?" .  We have all been affected by the shooting at the school in Newtown, CT and quite frankly I have had to limit my viewing of television that is focusing on the coverage.  I was just getting overwhelmed with sadness as I am sure many of you are.  So instead I offer a couple of things---first this link to a blog that is so well written and is about mental illness and the writer's connection to the shooter's mom.  If you have a … [Read more...]

There Are No Words

I have no words today.  Sadness is all around.  Tears are flowing.  Lives are forever changed.  Our hearts are broken.  But God can heal.  Prayers for all. … [Read more...]

Move Over, Mom!

The following is a selection from a collection of memories that I am working on that include stories and thoughts of family and life experiences. This one is about my brother in law, Carlton, who has Down Syndrome. I would love to hear what you think. It is never easy to lose a loved one.  There are just so many emotions that come into play when grief is encountered.  Everyone handles it in their own way and most importantly--in their own time.  I do not think that anyone can say "you need to … [Read more...]

Transitions Are Never Easy

Are you ready???  For the week??  For Christmas??  I am happy to say that I think that I am!  I "said" I would downsize it all this year since we are kind of in transition.  But as usual I lied.   Since we are going to be in Florida for the actual celebration I shipped all our packages to our eldest son's place in Jacksonville Beach.  UPS tracking told me that all 4 gigantic boxes arrived last night.  Never mind that I sent yet another one out yesterday.  Now that one included the cookies and … [Read more...]

Trying to Make Sense of it All….

"All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah!  Father of all mercy!  God of all healing counsel!  He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us.  We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort---we get a full measure of that, … [Read more...]