7 Deadly Sins series - #2 I associate Pride with all those ‘other people’ who are openly arrogant, self-indulged, smug. I don’t consider myself akin to those endlessly striving for stardom, recognition, glory. But I now know I’m wrong. We can conveniently see Pride in others but rarely recognize it in ourselves. Of the seven deadly... Continue Reading →
Yom Yahveh – Day of Perfect Being
Yom Yahveh. I learned this Jewish phrase has two meanings: Day of the Lord or Day of Perfect Being. In our modern world, most of us understand Sunday as the Lord’s Day. But I became intrigued by the second meaning Day of Perfect Being.
I Like to Schedule My Procrastination
I'm a scheduled procrastinator.I'm a champion of strategic procrastination.
Mary, holding her hand
I sit on the bed taking her hand in mine. It’s warm, soft, and familiar.
No Ordinary People
Five men engaging in pleasant conversation seated around a large mahogany dining table. Lighting is dimmed. Background piano music plays quietly on Alexa. Mary delivers a slice of luscious blueberry pie to each guest, then takes a seat at the head of the table.
I admit I love my new kitchen. I’ve waited more than 20 years for this overhaul. It’s stylish and beautiful and wonderfully distinctive. I’m all about the custom designed, one-of-a-kind, never repeatable, work of art, mine-all-mine countertops. Those counters perfectly compliment the gorgeous copper sink, Tuscan-style wall and backsplash tile, new window, lighting and my... Continue Reading →
Will He Call Me Dad?
She did it! I’m not sure how, but I prayed my head off. He’s here! He’s beautiful! He’s radiant.
4 Easy Steps to Get Those Pesky Voices Out of Your Head
A childhood memory of my family gathered reciting nightly prayers emerges as I lock my car and hurry along the brightly lit walkway. I bend to enter the secret code into the keypad unlocking the door to the church. The Adoration Chapel is … cozy. I don’t feel the warmth of the room as much... Continue Reading →
E Pluribus Unum … Out of Many, One (if you’ve forgotten the motto of the United States)
"I have a dream that my [grand] children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have a Dream," Address Delivered at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 8/28/1963 I... Continue Reading →
Oscar Wilde wrote, “We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.”