Christianity, Christmas, Holiday depression, Uncategorized

Not a Hallmark Movie

I have a confession to make -  I do not love Hallmark Christmas movies. I know this will come as a shock to my many friends who love nothing more than curling up on the couch on a cold winter night and being transported to a world where everyone lives in beautifully decorated homes filled… Continue reading Not a Hallmark Movie

Christianity, Spirituality, Uncategorized

Getting past regret

Hello, my name is regret I’m pretty sure we have met Every single day of your life I’m the whisper inside That won’t let you forget These opening lines from a song by Matthew West capture how I have felt for a good part of my life. All of us have things we regret, especially by… Continue reading Getting past regret

Spirituality, Uncategorized

Notes from Me Time

  Walking on the beach with Molly yesterday morning, a thin woman, wearing what appeared to be a wrap around housecoat, was busily picking up shells. Conversationally, I asked,  "Finding some good ones?"  She turned and said, "I'm picking these up in memory of all those murdered..." At this point I thought, 'Has there been… Continue reading Notes from Me Time

Christianity, Daffodls, Spirituality, Uncategorized

Daffodil Strength

My daffodils are here and they give me hope. Years ago when we first moved into our old house, we began transplanting daffodils around the yard. Patches of them grew in the woods around us, leftover from the days when tenant houses were there. I think of them as wild, although I don't know if… Continue reading Daffodil Strength