Gratitude…

Each Christmas our family has a tradition of giving a gift to Christ in celebration of His birthday.  We do this before exchanging gifts to one another.   Through they years we have watched as our daughters have given things like a ball, and childish things from their little hearts to hearing them say as adultsContinue reading “Gratitude…”

Sharon…

I first met Sharon when I was her brother’s secretary.  She, along with her Mom and her brother were visiting and came into the office to spend time with her brother. I confess the first time I saw the family walk into our offices I was very intimidated.  I didn’t know what to say orContinue reading “Sharon…”

Around the Table…

Do you remember the first day of school?   You go into a classroom and look around at all the strangers wondering who they are and if you would ever have anything in common with them. In the fall of last year, hubby was being seen at the VA hospital locally and it was recommended toContinue reading “Around the Table…”

Elk…

Late Friday morning this past week, Hubby and I joined another couple for lunch.  It had been a while since we spent time with them and we enjoyed a lunch together, catching up and talking.  It was wonderful.  We had all made plans for the rest of the afternoon when we decided to ditch thoseContinue reading “Elk…”

Hey.. Hey…

You know when some event happens and it brings back a flood of memories?   Today (well, technically yesterday as it is after midnight now), such an event happened for me.   I was on Facebook and saw that Peter Tork of the Monkees had passed away. For a moment, I did not believe my eyes, soContinue reading “Hey.. Hey…”

We have the same name…

I went to kindergarten in the morning.  I had a friend who lived across the street somewhat, it’s an intersection where there are actually a couple of streets merging off of one.  Anyhow, I really liked this girl and her name also was Kathy.   I remember one day another girl came to play with myContinue reading “We have the same name…”

A Warm Piece of Toast…

Years ago while in Japan, a dear friend and I had babies within weeks of one another.   Both were little girls.  We would talk daily on the phone and we loved our talks. One day, mid morning ,the phone rang,  I answered in tears.  It was my friend Cindy, the one who had a babyContinue reading “A Warm Piece of Toast…”

Kindred Spirits…

Now when he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.    I Samuel 18:1 NKJV (New King James Version) In life we all have our best friends, our long time friends, our fair weathered friends.  But, if we areContinue reading “Kindred Spirits…”

The Comfort of a Worn Quilt…

Psalm 91:4 New Living Translation (NLT) He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.   This verse in Psalms reminds me of sitting under an old soft quilt.  You know those quilts made up of many squares from different pieces ofContinue reading “The Comfort of a Worn Quilt…”

My Brother…

1 Corinthians 10:24 New Living Translation (NLT) 24 Don’t be concerned for your own good but for the good of others. I never had a brother.  I always wanted one.  Growing up with my sisters was wonderful and I cherish them, but, I saw my cousins who were, or had brothers and I envied them. Continue reading “My Brother…”