What Now?

It was 106 degrees out as approximately 2,000 Phoenicians gathered and walked the seven-tenths of a mile to our state capitol. Those who came were peacefully gathered, united to lament together. Many were carrying signs and one that especially stood out read “Forgive my Silence“. After reaching the capitol there was a time of worship,…

Music to My Ears…

Oh dear friends….words fail me as I attempt to convey what treasured gifts all your cards, flowers and gifts have truly been to my soul. Probably no surprise, but I am a written-word girl. I love cards, stationary, pretty pens, journals and, of course, I love expressing myself through words.  Once upon a time, when…

My Mama

While Ruby was in the hospital my mama’s obituary appeared in the Buffalo News.  Heavy hearted and tears ever present, I’m so grateful she’s with Jesus.  I am reaching for my phone no less than 30 times a day to tell her something.  So I’ve whispered messages to the Lord asking Him to pass the…

For Those Not on Facebook…

Ruby began having a seizure during her nap on Friday.  She had been joyful and loving-life-full-tilt prior to her nap.  When it began rescue meds were administered immediately.  We debated calling first responders because we have stayed home for six weeks…but the seizure just didn’t seem to be stopping.  When they arrived she continued seizing…

My Mom is With Jesus

My precious and most-cherished mama met our sweet Jesus early this morning. She had looked forward to the day she would see her Savior face-to-face, loved unconditionally, never to know earthly rejection again. She also spoke regularly of how she missed my sister Janey and how she longed to see her again. Grieving deeply, yet…

My Mom

My mom and I were always very close when I was growing up.  Life was definitely not easy in our home and considering my mom did not have a good home life herself, she made an incredibly beautiful effort to provide precious memories that I hold close to my soul. One warmer-than-normal Buffalo winter she…

Fading Flowers

About six weeks ago I dug out my old Bible to study from again.  I had used it for at least 25 years and finally had “retired” about 10 years ago and began using a new Bible.  But I’d been missing it, especially all the margins that I’d written in – complete with dates and…