You have a magic power. Did you know that? Within you lies the power to change the world, to change the lives of those around you, one smile at a time. Today I saw this video, and it amazed me. Each one of these precious souls is beautiful in his or her own way. But… Continue reading Your Magic Power
Six or seven years ago I was at the Super Savings Store with the littles. I remember going in through the gardening section and seeing they had a lot of "plant type" things on sale. I saw that they had Iris bulbs. For less than a dollar. I grabbed them up--a couple of packs. We… Continue reading The Stick and the Stalk and Their Stories
We were driving up the main road to campus to see our college girl when I saw a sign in front of a restaurant that had me doing a double take just to confirm that my eyes did not deceive me. I was driving so I wasn't able to take a picture. But trust me… Continue reading No Frowning in the Mirror
I've been thinking about mud. Yes. Mud. Lately I've been reminded of the grime and grit and dirt that is left from the past. Leftovers from hurts and loss and betrayal. The residue of pain. And it occurs to me that no amount of sweeping or thinking or "letting go" will ever get rid of all… Continue reading Mud
When I was on my evening walk, possibly exercising my arms and lungs more than any other body part--as I waved and blew at gnats--I realized I couldn't open my mouth without risk of swallowing those ever-present insects. It was when I looked around, mouth shut tight, that it occurred to me. If only for a moment or two. … Continue reading What the Gnats Are Really For
When Aub was about 18 months old, we started going to a little Wednesday afternoon playgroup. From this little group our Mother's Morning Out program began. Aub had a friend she met there, Kayla. Little Miss Kayla's Mama worked as a church secretary part-time at the church across the street from ours. Occasionally, if her Mama had… Continue reading Good Job, God!
Today was a beautiful spring day. The sun gave everything the glow of highly polished gold, reflecting the beautiful blue of the sky. The wind kept the sun's rays from being too warm. The day started off just cool enough to make me appreciate the warmth from the rays this afternoon. Lunch with my sister… Continue reading Beauty and Sorrow