Tag: life

Celebrating the Years

I’ve never been good at celebrating myself. I’m not sure why, really, but birthdays have always been… Awkward. Why is that? Even when it wasn’t about my age, I never liked the attention that a birthday brings. While I should be thankful for another year–another day to be alive, I focus instead on the awkwardness…

The Path of Totality

“The Path of Totality”… There’s just something about that phrase that sounds astronomical, doesn’t it?  It fits the event so well–in both senses of the word, and it sounds like something from a futuristic movie. Only it happened in 2017. We didn’t even realize it until days before the solar eclipse, but our property was…

Afraid of the Dark

My grandchildren love to play with flashlights, so I make sure they are readily available in a special place that little hands can reach. They are an inexpensive toy that entertain for hours. (Yay, Dollar Store!) Even when it’s not dark outside, they will take the flashlights to the basement or a dark room and…

Uninspired

No words. Nothing comes and you’re not even sure what to wish for. Something that could change you for the better, but the voice in your head tells you that you would fall short. Because you know your tendencies.  Your weakness. But it’s there–in arms reach–and the only thing holding you back is YOU.

When the Words Don’t Come

When you want to pray.  You need to pray.  But you just don’t know where to start. The words don’t come. Or they sound hollow. Then there are times when we fall instantly to our knees.  Begging.  Pleading. Tears blurring our vision. We cry out to God.  Our Father.  Our Creator.  Healer. Sustainer. Ever-present help in time…