Sometimes We Need To Go Back Before We Can Move Forward

We had a large lilac bush behind my childhood home.  Every spring when I fill a vase with lilacs, their fragrance transports my thoughts back to that house where many special memories were made. Memories.  We all have them.  Some good, some not so good but they're stored somewhere deep within our brains.  Just like [...]

And Then He Speaks Peace

It had been a rough few days. They were cowering behind locked doors. They couldn't wrap their minds around what happened. Broken hearts. Trying to comprehend. But it was incomprehensible. Afraid. Afraid to move. Afraid of the future. Afraid to hope again. Then he came. The one they followed. Their leader. He could have said: [...]

The church isn’t a building it’s a way of life

But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind. Luke 14:13 It's common to see a parade of wheelchairs being pushed the few blocks to the church from the nursing home and rehabilitation center down the street. Once the parade strolls and rolls into the building, the wheelchair bound [...]

Hydrate!

I never thought I'd be that woman.  The one dehydrated and hooked to an IV, EKG, blood pressure machine, and God only knows what else all those wires were. My family would be the first to tell you that I'm a health nut when it comes to the foods I eat but they could also [...]

Safe and Secure

He sat at the round bistro table, feet dangling from his chair.  His white socks stretched to his knees, legs swaying, eagerly waiting for a slice of pizza to satisfy his little appetite. His tiny mouth puckered around the tip of a straw sipping orange soda while his big, round, dark eyes looked sideways toward [...]

Expressions of Love

“Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.”  Sarah Kay I'm not sure why I was having a bad day.  It was several years ago.  All I remember was there were tears and I wanted a little slice of [...]

When too much salt spoils the soup

It was a cool autumn day, lunch time, and a hearty bowl of soup sounded good. Bob and I stopped at a familiar restaurant and ordered the vegetable beef soup and a salad. As we waited for our lunch, we sipped our coffee.  Not just good coffee but great coffee -- something the restaurant is [...]