Thankfulness

A Thanksgiving Prayer

A Thanksgiving Prayer Have you ever sat somewhere and looked at a carpet for a period of time. If you stare at it long enough you see different shapes, designs and even some faces. I was sitting in radiology the other day waiting on someone to finish and was just staring at the carpet, thinking. […]

And It Will Be Given to You

And It Will be Given to You Thanksgiving is just around the corner, just a few days away. The first Thanksgiving that took place in what is now the United States was organized by the pilgrims of Plymouth colony in Massachusetts in 1621. The event celebrated the year’s harvest after the first continental winter survived […]

The Last Hurrah

The Last Hurrah It is amazing how far we have advanced. When a dictionary usually only had definitions for a “word” they now have definitions for phrases also. I was shocked to actually find a definition for the “Last Hurrah”. The free dictionary defines it as 1. a final appearance or effort, especially at the […]

Blessed

Blessed My normal morning routine is to make my bed before putting my coffee on, gather up laundry and take it to the kitchen. Then I put the pot on, grab the dish by the back window, throw a handful of food on it and go out and check on the stray cat that has […]

Avalanche

Avalanche It seems like last year was pretty bad on us, at least the last 6 months, and this year hasn’t started out all that well. Our health issues escalated and Rich had more attacks, some of them more severe than usual and I was diagnosed with more ailments. Osteoporosis was the first and just […]

It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life I’ve spent a lot of my life living in large, cold, unhealthy cities. I can remember that most of the places I lived, the neighbors hardly spoke to you. Even back then people were starting to keep to themselves because they didn’t trust anyone, crime had already started to escalate. For […]

Water Under the Bridge

Water Under the Bridge Life is a long, winding road of experiences, some bad, some good and some just so-so. Satan uses every way he can find to destroy the believers in Christ. He is not omnipotent or omnipresent like God is, so he isn’t everywhere at the same time, but remember that he took […]

The “What If” Stage

The “What If” Stage I can’t begin to count the number of times that I have found solutions, or what to say after the fact. We all go through this. We rethink something over again and again, and then maybe years later it pops into our mind “What if I had said this” or “ […]

Memorial Day

Memorial Day became a Federal Holiday on May 30, 1868. It was established to honor those who died in battle protecting our country and helping protect other countries as well. We have been in more wars than most people realize. The American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Indian Wars, the Mexican War, the Civil […]

On Fire

On Fire The church I was saved at played some awesome music before each service. It touched your heart and helped the congregation focus on being in touch with the Lord. Some of the old time hymns we sang brought tears to my eyes as well as to the eyes of many in the congregation. […]