Tag: life

RAIN/Scripture Challenge: Hosea

“It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring!”  “Rain, rain, go away–come again another day” “Raindrops Keep Fallin on My Head”   “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down”  The songs and poetry are endless, and so it seems, is the rain. We know it won’t last forever, but some days (like this…

The Gift of Forgiveness

Hear me out. Seriously.  I know you don’t want to hear it, but it’s for your own good. For my own good. We must forgive. NOTHING— n.o.t.h.i.n.g. can replace the this simple act that can bring complete freedom. The tangled web that begins with a tiny thread of unforgiveness turns into a giant web of bitterness and…

Sometimes I Forget That I’m Strange

I am a Nana, yet I still talk baby-talk to my grandbabies.  I like dill pickles with my chili.  I can use a sewing machine and power tools.  I love to read–and sometimes take a book with me in the tree while I sit in a deer stand. Seriously, though! I don’t think I even know what “normal”…

What Are You Looking For?

What is it that you’re looking for? Is it purpose?  Success?  Position? Or maybe it’s a person.  The perfect date.  The perfect spouse. The perfect children. We spend much of our life pining away for something we don’t have or for the next new gadget that comes along.  I have an incredible husband.  Four wonderful…

A Degree in Motherhood

There will be no walking across a stage to receive a diploma. This honorary degree in the field of motherhood was bestowed on me in 1981 (the nine months before my first son was born counts!) and the real lessons began. There was no instruction manual. No class. No teacher. No book that could prepare you for this.…

Love and Broken Hearts

Life is precious. Why something so obvious needs to be said is beyond my scope of understanding. But it’s true.  Humanly speaking, we often take life for granted.  We live like today–this moment–is all that matters.  We scurry through the day with our own agenda and hardly give thought to what opportunities we might be…