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The Day to Say Their Names

I don't think that All Saint's Day truly resonated with me until two years ago.  The Sunday closest fell on my birthday, and we were invited to the church my Mama loved and joined that last year she was with us.  They were remembering all those who had died in the past year.  Mama's Sunday… Continue reading The Day to Say Their Names

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‘Tis Always the Season

Six months from now many of us will be menu planning.  Or mapping out the mother of all shopping experiences.  Or listing things we are thankful for.  Planning holiday gatherings and wondering if it's a good time to start shopping for Christmas. This is not one of those "y'all get ready, Christmas is so many… Continue reading ‘Tis Always the Season

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Wanted: A Grateful Heart and a Satisfied Soul

This afternoon after our Sister Circle was over at Daybreak, I saw my friend Mr. B sitting in one of the comfortable chairs in the gathering area.  He waved me over.  I was glad to see him.  He had heart surgery before Christmas and wasn't able to get his medicine filled until January 1.  (Oh… Continue reading Wanted: A Grateful Heart and a Satisfied Soul

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The Man from Hollywood…..and the Christmas Spirit

This afternoon I made a trip up to Daybreak.  We weren't officially having our Sister Circle today, but since the shelter is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, I wanted to go up and see our friends and wish them a Merry Christmas. As I was saying goodbye to Mac and wishing him a good… Continue reading The Man from Hollywood…..and the Christmas Spirit

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Six-Year-Olds and the Sound of Music

Tonight we had the great honor and privilege of being with friends who are like family.  We celebrated Christmas with them by being together, laughing, eating, catching up, and going to the theater together. Theatre Macon in downtown offered their performance of "Sound of Music" tonight as a gift to Daybreak, with all ticket sales going to the shelter. … Continue reading Six-Year-Olds and the Sound of Music

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what season are you in?

Yesterday in the midst of a lively conversation at our Sister Circle at Daybreak, we were on a roll.  I was at the dry erase board with marker in hand jotting down the things being shared about hitting roadblocks on our journeys and how we can help others.  I just about couldn't write fast enough, the thoughts… Continue reading what season are you in?

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Tears on a Tuesday…..Loneliness, Laundry, and Living on the Streets

Whoa, Tuesday!  You sure did jump out of nowhere and grab ahold of my heart today.  Totally wasn't expecting all of that. There have been tears today.  Over the realizing all over again what Thursday is and that she isn't here to make her dressing.  I've only not had Mama's dressing three Thanksgivings in my life--the… Continue reading Tears on a Tuesday…..Loneliness, Laundry, and Living on the Streets

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I Think Jesus Loves a Good Hootenanny

I don't know exactly how to say this.  I do not intend to offend in any way, and yet I feel like it must be said.  This has been rolling around in my mind and heart for some time now, and now here we are. 'Tis the season. I had a call about three weeks… Continue reading I Think Jesus Loves a Good Hootenanny

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the only way to fly

Each Tuesday I gather with a group of women at Daybreak for our Sister Circle, a time of sharing and caring and listening.   I was so looking forward to today, especially since I had to miss last week due to my little guy having a tummy bug.  I always learn something or hear a bit of wonderful wisdom… Continue reading the only way to fly

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The Stories That Brought Us Here

A new face joined us at Sister Circle yesterday.  Only the face wasn't new to me.  She walked in and put her stuff down at the end seat exact opposite of mine.  Four of our regular sister friends were already there.  I looked over to say hello and welcome her, and my heart realized a… Continue reading The Stories That Brought Us Here