All Praise and All Thanksgiving

Ellie, I want you to remember that on March 26, 2017, you made your first communion. Remember that it was a rainy, misty day. That we all breathed a sigh of relief when Mama Syd and Papa Chris texted to say they were in Hot Springs. They asked if you wanted to go to...

A Cup of Kindness

I like to plan. It’s a well known gag among ourselves and our friends that Jac and I tend to be decidedly different about the necessity of planning. (I’m bringing him around!) And our children? Yeah, they’ve learned a little too well from my example....

Giving Thanks

This guy.    I’m talking about Jac. . . Not Santa. I asked for help to get the timing of the pie just right and he just did the filling (it’s multiple steps and rather messy). He wore a kilt and a tie to supper. He wrangled my afternoon...

Honor Song

We ironed 3 shirts, 3 pairs of pants, 3 dresses and one sweater then tamed 6 heads of hair. Shoes were found and we loaded up in the heat to go to Cathedral for a funeral. I saw it on Facebook en route to California.  Then Jac texted: “O.C. died last...

Feeling the Love

Folks, let me give it to you straight: God is good. So very, very good. I am a wallower.  If things are crappy, I am naturally drawn to just sinking in up to my pits in the crap and the muck and the ick and just wallowing.  It’s not fun or pleasant, but there it...

Gifted

Wednesday we awoke to snow. At times it was driving side ways and clouded our view and other times the flakes hung suspended in the air, holding their breaths as they fell to the earth. And it was cold.   But we were signed up for an hour of prayer at Cathedral to...