My Grandmother passed away Tuesday morning. That is one of the most painful sentences I've ever composed. In reality, I never called her "my grandmother." That is far too stiff and formal. It was always Grandma, Gram, or most often, Maw Maw- which incidentally, were her initials: M-A-W, Mary Alice White. I don't even know … Continue reading In Memoriam
Book review: Help, I’m Drowning!
Sally Clarkson's, Help, I'm Drowning is healing balm to a weary, storm-tossed soul.
Advent Poetry: Shadows, D.H. Lawrence
As a means of brightening my own soul as I rebuke anxiety in my own mind during the coldest, darkest part of the year, I've decided to intentionally cultivate joy and gratitude by focusing on Christ and that which points to Him and the good, beautiful, and true things in this world. So I thought … Continue reading Advent Poetry: Shadows, D.H. Lawrence
I've heard a few people now mention that soreness that comes with getting back into the busy spring season of homesteading. I'm there! Nothing like weeding and cleaning up gardens to really stiffen those winter-relaxed muscles. We took the much needed time to clean up the raspberry bushes. We planted about 8 plants 3 years … Continue reading Homestead Update
Thank You, Father
Thank you, Father for the pain that penetrates my heart, for it reminds me of Your suff'ring, of the cross, planned from the start. Before the earth was formed, You knew all from beginning to the endand cast me not from Your presence, but instead called me a friend. In spite of my unrighteousness, You … Continue reading Thank You, Father
Just a Thought
Sometimes our feelings tell us that God is silent. But when we complain that God is silent, when we're straining to hear the voice of God, what we're really saying is that we have exhausted this final decisive Word He has spoken to us in the person of Jesus and in the pages of Scripture. … Continue reading Just a Thought
Faith in Difficult Circumstances
I had some blood work done recently. It was prompted by the random seizure in November and a series of autoimmune flares apart from my usual food allergen triggers. Of course, I always jump to the worst case scenario. It's my way of bracing for bad news and making any surprises good ones. But, my … Continue reading Faith in Difficult Circumstances
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