We’re All Just Really Visiting

My mother was born and raised in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, then moved to Chicago during the Depression. She married, had a family and lived all of her life in the Chicago area. While all of us were youngsters, my parents bought a cottage on a lake. We spent every summer in the Upper Peninsula. There […]

It Smells Like God, Not Rain

A cold March wind danced around the dead of night in Dallas as the doctor walked into the small hospital room of Diana Blessing. She was still groggy from surgery. Her husband, David , held her hand as they braced themselves for the latest news. That afternoon of March 10, 1991, complications had forced Diana, […]

Angels Were Busy So Sometimes God Uses Regular People

Psalm 55:22 – ‘Friends are God’s way of taking care of us.’ This was written by a Metro Denver Hospice Physician: I was driving home from a meeting this evening about 5, stuck in traffic on Colorado Blvd., and the car started to choke and splutter and die – I barely managed to coast , […]

Overcoming the Overwhelm

I was reading a self help book and it described a visualization technique to help get out of a sense of overwhelm. I did the technique. And it helped. I imagined myself taking a bubble bath, water up high, very warm, bubbles everywhere, whirlpool jets swirling the water around me. I was very relaxed and […]

She Was Blind But Now She Could See What She Lost

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, ‘If I could only see the world, I will marry you.’ One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, […]

Blessings and Dusty Shoes

I showered and shaved………….I adjusted my tie.   I got there and sat…………..in a pew just in time.  Bowing my head in prayer………as I closed my eyes.   I saw the shoe of the man next to me…..touching my own. I sighed.  With plenty of room on either side……I thought, ‘Why must our soles touch?’   It bothered […]

S.I.N. – Substantial Internal Non-Morality

The Maker of all human beings is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart. This is de to a malfunction in the original prototype unit’s code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in […]

A Christmas Story

Better bundle up – the goose bumps will freeze you!!  I think I need to read this every year at Christmas. Pa never had much compassion for the lazy or those who squandered their means and then never had enough for the necessities. But for those who were genuinely in need, his heart was as […]

Pictures on the Fridge

Thought for the Day: If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring. He sends you a sunrise every morning. Face it, friend – He is crazy about you! God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter […]