My Funeral

A very peculiar thing began creeping into my brain a few months ago–something a person just shy of 50 years young, don’t think about much unless they are terminally ill or just received a death sentence. Yes, the big D, and I don’t mean divorce. Death started creeping up on me when I was living…

Darkness brings Light

Darkness Brings Light I was asked to write a blog on gratitude for the month of Thanksgiving 2016. This is not it, but it was one of the most challenging devotions to write in this wilderness, desert place I’ve been traveling through. Life happens. My father recently had a stroke. I am recovering from major…

Season of Thankfulness

My dear cousin, Marilyn Loy Turner sent me two inspiring and thought provoking pieces on being thankful that she wrote years ago.  They were published in the paper under Empty Nest Syndrome. After much division in our great nation America, and Thanks Giving drawing closer, I decided to go ahead and publish these to help get our minds…

Look at the Animals

RunningBusyBustling lifeTraffic, smog,Corporate strifeThe air is thickThe clocks that tickThe cars race to workThe deadlines and coffee stainsStar Bucks and StarstruckSitting the evenings awayWatching the square box that lights up the roomOutsideThe stars they tap-danceThe moon sits back, illuminating the plantsThe breath of creation breathingAnimals scurryingRunningA busy owl building a nestAnts marching carrying fruitBadgers burrowing…