Our Hearts Are Being Refreshed

It's early.  I woke before dawn and watched daylight break through the darkness.  I glance at the cup a dear friend sent to me and read the prayer printed on it. "May God grant you courage, and through His grace provide the peace that lies in knowing He's always at your side." More than ever [...]

Sentimental Journey and the Moments that Count

I've felt sentimental lately. A dear aunt of mine passed away on Thanksgiving. The older I get my aunt's age of 77 doesn't seem that old.  Of course I know that younger (much younger) people or children pass away and the reality is that death is no respecter of age. Either is illness.  My aunt [...]

When We Need Each Other

"It's kind of scary,"  she said.  A young woman, who stood on the threshold ready to walk through a new door, summed up her thoughts with those four words.  It's.  kind.  of.  scary. I sat with her for a couple of hours.  I listened, offered some suggestions but those four words didn't leave me once [...]