But for the Grace of God

This time of year can be especially difficult. The daylight is shorter. The weather is typically colder. Special gatherings are taking place all around. My heart is tender to suffering of every kind. I'm sure you've experienced loss and suffering. I have had my share of loss as well. Reading through my journal I came …

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Impaired . . .

It was about eleven o'clock one evening and I was driving home in my cute little light blue two door coupe with my sunroof open. I was in the passing lane and the first car stopped at a red light. There was a BMW beside me and an older pickup truck behind the BMW. It was a quiet Texas evening and not many cars were on the road. I can't really recall what made me look up, but I did. There, in my rearview mirror, I see . . .

Not of this World

Close to midnight, five years ago today tragedy struck. The world was rocked when, at 16, Sydney Lisa Jeter was suddenly promoted to be at the feet of Jesus. Silly, beautiful, practical joker, talented, athletic, heart for others, kind, loving, sold-out-for-Christ, God fearing little girl are just a few ways to describe Sydney. Losing a …

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Luminescent

Where do I begin? What do I say? Well, to be honest my friend, I'm not exactly sure but, I will give it my best effort. These are my first thoughts I've actually written down since Mom passed. Each minute, hour and day since she left my thoughts have been all consuming my mind and …

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Unsettling

Across the hall from mom two chairs are pushed together to make a makeshift cot. A Spurs ball-cap pulled down over his eyes my husband attempts to catch some rest while his sister and niece stay with mom. The nursing home AC unit is set to a frigid temperature. It was comfortable when he closed …

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Close to Heaven

Heaven is not so far away. She most likely will be with Jesus today. There's no longer a need for her to explore. We wonder if she can hear Heaven roar. * A good, long life of over eighty-five years Memories, sarcasm, laughter, with a few tears Children, grandchildren and great-grands Says she's ready for …

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