THAT person..

I felt the nudge just as surely as if someone was speaking to me. It was about 4:30am and I was mid way through my prayers. My formula (if you can call it that) is pretty much the same every morning: I pray for my kids, my husband, our families, our friends and (esp these…

Blessed with an awful memory

My 89 year old mom has been struggling with her memory as of late. People’s names are becoming a particular problem and it frustrates the heck out of her when she can’t recall one she should know..like the name of her doctor. “Mom,” I always remind her “it rhymes with Costco..” but she just can’t…

When Hope kicks discouragement to the curb..

On a frustration scale of one to ten..ten being trying to score tickets to Hamilton when the show came to town, I’d say getting my 89 year old mom a reservation for her Covid Vaccine rated a solid 17. Honestly, I’m too tired to review all the details, but suffice it to say after getting…

Smack dab in the middle of an unfolding miracle..

A pastor tells the hilarious story of how when his son was a baby he would sit in his highchair wailing for food. He’d scream and kick and pound his little fists as if he was sure that THIS TIME his parents would surely forget his pureed carrots and he’d die a slow death from…

Here we hope again..

My husband and I have scheduled our first vacation for fall of 2021. It’s an easy drive straight up I-95 to two of our favorite southern cities: Charleston and Savannah. Favorite cities, favorite hotels, favorite restaurants.. it’s so exciting to have a trip scribbled in my planner again! “What if you don’t get your vaccines…

This little light of mine..

This past New Year’s Eve, a Maryland lawmaker’s 25 year old son committed suicide. His devastated parents put out a press release that included the last sentence from the note that this young man left behind: “Please look after each other, the animals and the global poor for me. All my love, Tommy.’” I’m no…