This Time Last Week

This Time Last Week

This time last week, we were in the ER, imagining what the diagnosis of COVID would mean for the upcoming week. I thought I’d have time to paint and read  and nap . . .  and then I took a a little test.  Whew . . .  It’s the puniness that is most annoying. I couldn’t...
The First Week of 2024 Ends

The First Week of 2024 Ends

The Week Ends I love Fridays — but I am startled how fast the first Friday of this new year arrived. Seriously.  I am still recovering from the shock of how fast 2023 ended. I remember, it was Labor Day, and then BAM! it was Thanksgiving, and holy smoke, everything is...
Discombobulated

Discombobulated

A Living Definition of DISCOMBOBULATED Discombobulated is a great and descriptive word for me as 2023 ends.  First, the last day of this year feels like it should the first day of the New Year. Maybe because today is Sunday.  Maybe because I just want to get on with...
Take Joy

Take Joy

Seriously? Over the years, I have learned joy isn’t just excitement or pleasure, though these feelings are a part of joy. This week’s Advent candle, joy, may seem a counterintuitive emotion given today’s world.  But, like hope and peace, joy comes by God’s grace,...
A Quiet Mind

A Quiet Mind

How to Keep A Quiet Mind Keeping a quiet mind in these uncertain times is hard work. Advent shows me God did not die and leave me in charge. That’s a great stress reducer I frequently forget. I have been learning that the run-up to Christmas —Advent — is a time...