My father was sick for many years with COPD and emphysema. We all knew he would pass on before my mother, unless of course she had a tragic accident or an unexpected illness. Thankfully neither of those happened, and sadly, my dad died on February 28, 2015. Before he passed, I always believed it was … Continue reading What do men have to do with it?
The first sign of paranormal activity in our new home was a foul smell. It smelled like decaying food and was relegated to one part of the house; my 9-year-old son’s bedroom closet. A ghost was not my first guess as the source of this odor. I ransacked his room, emptying lunch sacks, backpacks from prior school years, … Continue reading The Ghost of Gibraltar
For many years I've been on a frightening journey of faith. I say frightening because I stumbled into the land of doubt and uncertainty and wondered if the God I was raised to believe in could love me even though I had serious questions about this Christian faith I was told was the only path … Continue reading Who is God, really?
Years ago, after selling our home and waiting for the new home to be built, we rented a house that used to be an old barn. In renovating, the owners preserved the charm of the barn on the outside as well as the inside of the house. They kept the old wooden rafters, wood floors, and … Continue reading Trick or treat
I had to google the words on this beautiful stone (first picture) (a lovely gift from my friends and coworkers when I retired) and found out it is a line in the song Oceans by Hillsong: Spirit, lead me where my trust is without borders. My thought was, I don't have a place where my … Continue reading Trust Without Borders
It was a Saturday morning, and I had gotten there early to beat the crowd, hopefully not running into anyone I knew. Sometimes I like to keep to myself when I do my shopping because I’ve worn my worst pair of jeans, I have minimal make-up on that was put on in the dark, and … Continue reading Do you believe in Angels?
My granddaughter LOVES fairies! Well, up until about a few weeks ago she did. I can see the mystique waning a little bit, as she just turned 8 years old, and that just breaks my heart a little, but I understand and I of course have been through this with my children as they left … Continue reading Lillian and her fairies
What we believe about ourselves is exposed during a divorce. And for a woman divorcing an abusive man, her self-esteem is pretty much shot to hell. You can tell by what she's willing to give up. I've seen women give up houses, cars, investment accounts, alimony, (thankfully by law they can't refuse child support!) because … Continue reading You’re worth at least half
Well meaning people say "Stop running from your problems!" And they are right. We need to face our problems. So why don't we take their advice and stop running? It sounds so easy, "stop", like playing the game Red Light, Green Light. But we don't stop, we continue on. We run because it's all we … Continue reading The purpose of running