Hiding Out In A Secret Place

Hiding out:  “I am nothing but an imperfect being, who is residing on earth with a perfect God as my guidance and protection.”  ― Edmond Mbiaka I am not going to whine or state the obvious about 2020, but like most, I am glad it is in the rear view mirror.  Even so, as I reflect, […]

A God Thing – An Awesome Example Of A Story Rescue

Story Rescue:  “The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.”- Neil Gaiman The rescue story of the nativity would be incomplete without the shepherds “keeping watch over […]

Thoughtful Reflections On Christmas Past And Present

A few years ago, at this time, I had just returned from a three week trip to Indonesia where I was able to assist with a project for Mission Aviation Fellowship. Giving One’s time in this way is an honor and Joy.  I turned 64 while away.  God’s special birthday gift to me – an […]

Christmas Gratitude – The Way Forward

Christmas Gratitude:  “Today be thankful and think how rich you are.  Your family is priceless, your time is gold, and your health is wealth. ” Zig Ziglar.  December at our house is usually one long celebration.  Traditionally, on my side of the family it kicks off at Thanksgiving with an extended family gathering. This leaves […]

The New Normal Day After Thanksgiving – 2020

Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often. – Johnny Carson A New Normal.  I dislike that term, but unfortunately it is accurate for this season in our world. The Holidays are a […]

A Strong Antidote For Disappointment – Thanksgiving

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”  ― Epicurus Thanksgiving served as our extended maternal family’s reunion gathering as a child.  We usually went to the farm where all the traditional comfort food converged from a eight […]

A Grateful Life Is A Grace FULL Life

“For grace is given not because we have done good works, but in order that we may be able to do them.” – Saint Augustine of Hippo A grace full life.  A life full of grace.  What does that look like?  Grace is one of those concepts that you know when you see and experience it, […]

Honoring A Courageous And Loyal Veteran

“The first night in Morotai, the Japanese sent over a bomber on the north end of the island.  The next day we went out and dug a deeper foxhole.”  – Lt. Joseph F. Cullen, Personal Diary Today we are honoring those who have served in protection of our freedoms.  The freedom to choose our leaders, […]

Ten Powerful Thoughts That Will Nurture Gratitude

I suspect you are in the same place I am:  weary of political posturing, ads for health care schemes, and the need to wear masks.  If you are not, then wonderful!  But I personally have found the need to go deep into the gratitude mode. To help with that, below are ten quotes I found […]