The Quiet Place

Now and then I retreat into a world of my own, a place of stillness with muted emotions, a place to just be. It isn’t a light switch that I can switch on and poof, suddenly I am in the quiet place, but rather noticing over several days that I have become quieter, with very little interaction with others. Sometimes …

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Just A Rose

Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness, know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again.” Author Unknown When I took this picture of a rose, I put it away into one of my “someday” files. It just didn’t say anything to me at all. It was just a rose, ya know? …

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When I Was A Kid

When I was young, my granddaddy would tell me stories about the “good old days” and how kids these days didn’t have the sense God gave a goose. Of course he also loved to tell me how he used to walk 20 miles to school, uphill both ways, and barefoot. Every once in a while he would add a few …

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It Takes A Village

It takes a village to raise a child.” African Proverb Listening to all the nearly vicious political debates in the news, I began to wonder. In the middle of all of this, who is watching out for the children? Is this truly the example we want them to learn? How can we claim to be good Christians if we live …

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Serious Spring Fever

It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” Mark Twain I am smack dab in the middle of some serious spring fever. Enough so that I …

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