Pausing to Consider

Pausing to Consider

My daughter and son-in-law live in northern Florida, on a beautiful grassy acre with moss hanging from the trees and the mighty St. John River flowing by. If I’m lucky, when visiting, I will see the snout and eyes of an alligator or maybe the “aircraft carrier” which...
Letting Go

Letting Go

Slipping softly down my face, Flow evidence of healing grace, That washes darkness from my heart And shadows that You bid depart. How can I weep for troubles past When loving arms still hold me fast? Oh Love that will not let me go, Enfold me in the Spirit’s flow, And...
The Ladies Retreat

The Ladies Retreat

Recently the women of my church had a half-day retreat up in Julian (a mountain community above San Diego). I got in my car Saturday morning to go pick up a friend, and it was totally dead! I had to call AAA to get it started and thus got a late start. We got there...
Feeding the Flock

Feeding the Flock

Most churches have some sort of coffee service either before or between services. My church has donuts every Sunday, a table with coffee and tea served, and about every other Sunday, a gentleman who likes to bake artesian breads, has a table with samples, and gives...
Singing in the Choir

Singing in the Choir

In December of 2019, a friend invited me to their women’s Christmas tea and I loved the feeling in her church. They had a choir first service, which was traditional, and the second service was more contemporary. I loved that the pastor’s emphasis was on Christ each...
Doing a Podcast

Doing a Podcast

When my agent mentioned that because I don’t have a “platform” anymore (read not doing speaking engagements) he suggested I start a podcast. Now mind you, I’m really electronically challenged, and what it takes the average young person five minutes to do, I slaved...
The Need for Prayer

The Need for Prayer

In answer to prayer, our church is starting a prayer team that will be up front at the end of each service to pray with people who need prayer for various reasons. It’s a great step and I’m glad to see we had almost 20 volunteers! We’ll serve every other month, after...
Playing Games

Playing Games

All through the years, our family has enjoyed board games. At first, the usual little kids board games and later, Monopoly, Rummy Cubes, Scrabble, and others. We love cards and have spent our share of time over the years playing bridge, canasta, Uno, Fish, solitaire,...
Keep On Keeping On

Keep On Keeping On

Another song has been put up on sheetmusicplus.com! I’ve certainly been having fun writing them, but so glad to have my musical friend in Boston to turn them into sheet music. I had thought to retire at my ripe old age, but I guess for a writer, we never really...
The Bird Feeder

The Bird Feeder

Some months ago, I hung a bird feeder in the rubber tree at the corner of our deck. It became very popular with the sparrows and other small birds in the area. I had to remember to keep filling it but thought my little bird friends sure ate a lot of birdseed in a...