Today I noticed a Facebook post inquiry from a niece asking how long my parents had been married. I remembered and confirmed their marriage of 72 years when Mom passed in 2011, at the age of 91. Dad navigated a daunting year of loneliness and confusion, and then joined her in 2012 at the age... Continue Reading →
Can I trust when I don’t see my way? Can I trust Him if just for today? Can I set all my “learning” aside; While believing, He surely will guide? It is good that my mind will craft plans; That will surely keep busy my hands. For it’s He Who my steps... Continue Reading →
When I got my Canon 20D camera, my apartment complex fence seemed a logical beginning for my new photography hobby. After chasing the hummingbird for quite a span, I decided to set up a tripod and wait. An interminable hour later the elusive creature chose to extract the nectar from the flower I was focused... Continue Reading →
It’s not in our own strength we conquer this day; It’s only in Him we will find the best way. Surrender and worship: the key to His best. It’s only in this way we enter His rest.
I was in the midst of scanning childhood photos my mom had compiled into an album for me some time ago. The resulting sketch personalized and lent realism to the picture of my granddad, sister and me. I sat on grandad’s lap to play, Engrossed in “Birdy fly away.” And when I heard his... Continue Reading →
For over five decades I’ve prayed religiously— I’ve prayed for the restoration of the atrophied muscles in my right leg, injured in a skill saw injury at the age of eighteen. The nerve was severed, and despite a surgical and rehabilitative process, I currently contend with the consternation of a foot-drop condition. My preference for... Continue Reading →
Several public personalities passed recently. Prominently, at 92, Barbara Bush, wife of our 41st President, George HW Bush. Knowing how beloved she was, and having observed her public persona for decades, triggered a more pronounced sense of loss. On a personal plain, the father of one of my daughter’s best friends lost his battle with... Continue Reading →
Oh Jesus, take the wheel;Not led by what I feel.Oh Lord, be moved by Thee;And not by what I see.Sweet Spirit, by Thy Word;And not by what I've heard.It's then Your Ways I'll walk;My life much more than talk. WhittledWord August 12, 2015