Messages Hidden in Boxes

Stored boxes, not opened for six years, lined the walls in the garage.  Boxes, stacked high on one another, filled the bottom level of the townhouse.  Flattened boxes lay scattered throughout the rest of the house ready to be formed, taped, and packed with valuable possessions.  Boxes, boxes, boxes everywhere–just cardboard containers in various shapes Read More…

TRUTH TRAINING

Truth   —   Fiction Fact — Falsity Authenticity   —   Fabrication Exactness   —   Delusion Accuracy   —   Lie More and more, I find myself questioning information I hear– whether it be from my neighbor next door or the local news or a Facebook post.  The lack of dependability just leaves me probing for valid explanations.  My mind then Read More…

Recognizing the Shepherd’s VOICE

One late afternoon, my mother set off with my brother and I heading toward the gate that would allow us entrance into the pasture just behind our farm house.  I am sure I went running to the gate and stood waiting for Mommy to get us through to the other side.  This was just another Read More…

COLORS OF AUTUMN

Sunshine shimmers through leaves of orange, red, and yellow that gently dance in rhythm with the cooling breeze. Landscapes stand ablaze across rolling hillsides cascading into vibrant hues of dark red foliage along roadsides. Vivid purple, yellow, and rust-colored mums gracefully frame flower beds in delicate softness. Oh, the splendor of autumn ablaze in its Read More…

Gravitating in GRAY

GRAY       GRAY   GRAY    GRAY   GRAY    GRAY Have you ever been convinced to take a journey of awareness yet wanted to ignore it in hopes that the inevitable would just fade away?  Most of my life I have been skirting around the edge of such a journey—one I knew would be uncomfortable.  Read More…

In His Image

A couple of weeks ago while exercising at the YMCA, I met a young Asian woman who was doing the splits perfectly.  Both legs were flat on the floor–one leg in back of her and one in front.  This feat caught my attention because I have never been able to do the splits perfectly, much Read More…

A Donkey, A Cross…An Empty Tomb

Holy Week passes on leading to a glorious Easter Day—a reminder of what Jesus did—His sacrifice, His death—and most importantly that He won the battle, defeating death.  Through Christ’s sacrifice, God supplied all that Jesus would need to accomplish the journey to the Resurrection, and He did it by using common, everyday objects. A donkey Read More…

Year of Intrigue

2018 – already in full swing and leaving me behind — the resolutions I should have set in motion… the plans to change my reaction to everyday distractions… the fresh start that inspired me to dream big dreams. A new year…a fresh beginning…new resolutions…renewed commitments…anticipation for a changed life and better results—what great intentions.  Then Read More…