But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the Lord;I will wait for the God of my salvation.My God will hear me.Micah 7:7 I have been silent here and the silence has been intentional — purposeful. The weeks leading up to Christmas and the end of 2020 were challenging and heavy, not only due to all the stress […]Read More ~But As For Me ~
I had a number of different posts I was hoping to share in the weeks leading up to Christmas, which to the Christian, should be a most joyful and meaningful season. These were writings I had wanted to share as encouragement in a year that desperately needs a touch of life-sustaining hope. But the week […]Read More God With Us
The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped;Therefore my heart triumphs, and with my song I shall thank Him.Psalm 28:7 Thankfulness. Even though this is not the post I have been working on to share this week, it seems obligatory in light of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday to touch on the subject of […]Read More A Thankful Heart is a Contented Heart
This post may be a bit different than my normal style of writing and, if I can actually stick to my tentative plans, it will hopefully become a regular feature on this blog. Don’t hold your breath waiting though because my plans are usually just will-o-wisps in the night. A mirage that disappears once reality […]Read More A Day in the Life
A few weeks ago I wrote a post entitled, Survival 101 – Probably Not What You Expected. Today’s post is a follow-up to that so you may find it helpful to read (or reread) it before continuing. The key points I mentioned in that piece were Experience, Preparation, and Navigation and how they are absolutely necessary […]Read More The Reluctant Traveler – An Unexpected Detour
My son is nineteen years old — and he is profoundly impacted by autism. Unless the Lord grants a miracle of healing, my son will never live on his own and will never not need constant supervision and care. He will likely not become completely verbal and his behaviors will probably always be a barrier […]Read More Life Lessons from my Son
This isn’t the post I was planning on sharing this week, but since tomorrow is an important election day in this country, I have many musings that are weighing heavily upon me. If you think I am going to offer my thoughts and opinion as to how others should vote, you would be incorrect. I […]Read More Monday Musings
I enjoy a good survival story, especially if it is true and has a happy ending. I am a absolute sucker for happy endings, what can I say? But I am especially intrigued by the stories of those who start on a journey only to find themselves in seemingly impossible circumstances for which they are […]Read More Survival 101 – Probably Not What You Expected.
Lately I have been noticing more comments than usual on social media about being ‘stuck.’ “If you’re stuck, it’s your own fault.” “Change your life! Start over!” It seems to be a fairly common refrain in modern times. If your life is hard, change it. Now perhaps, I read too much into statements such as […]Read More Am I Stuck or Am I Where I Need to be?
Pebbles, pebbles in the sandTossed about in the ocean’s wavesBack and forth for endless daysUntil one day on the beach, they landReady to be found by this pilgrim’s hands. Pebbles, pebbles in the sandMy senses delight in your gentle beautyWhile my thoughts ponder the great mysteryWhere have you been and what have you seenUntil you […]Read More Pebbles in the Sand