Imagine with me, meeting a homeless man or woman. Matted, filthy hair covers their head. Lice are crawling through it and onto their forehead. The odour of feces and urine emanates from their tattered clothing. Open, oozing sores are evident on their grime-covered skin and you are sure they carry something contagious. Flies crawl across … Continue reading Transference
What’s in a Name?
Have you ever had someone forget your name? A friend of ours, when we first knew each other, was talking to his wife and couldn’t remember my name. Fumbling to remember it, he called me Tatiana. None of us know where it came from, but it stuck, and to this day, that is what they … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Is There a Chink in Your Armour?
Have you felt betrayed, left behind, forgotten and neglected? Sometimes we have. Or did the person we love make a choice when they weren’t thinking clearly? Did they forget to stop and think of us or not know we cared? Whatever the reason, our feelings take over our brains, and we entertain all kinds of … Continue reading Is There a Chink in Your Armour?
Hippie, Homeless, Heretic or Hero?
My husband and I recently watched a video series on RightNow Media led by Professor Shane Woods from Ozark Christian College. During one of these lessons, he mentioned he often got labelled one of three things because he sported long, red hair. People said he was either a hippie, homeless or a heretic. He laughed … Continue reading Hippie, Homeless, Heretic or Hero?
A Trifling Matter?
Trifle noun 1. a thing of little value or importance. 2. a cold dessert of sponge cake and fruit covered with layers of custard, jelly and cream. verb 1. Treat (someone or something) without seriousness or respect. Sibling rivalry is as old as Cain and Abel in the Bible. And while most … Continue reading A Trifling Matter?
Golden Stalks or Dark Clouds?
What is your perspective? From the passenger seat of our car, a field of golden-coloured corn stalks caught my attention. Brightly standing out against the dark grey clouds hovering over them, I commented about their beauty to my husband. He, however, had focused on the threatening clouds and not noticed the cornstalks. Where our eyes … Continue reading Golden Stalks or Dark Clouds?
Was. Is. Coming.
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come!” Revelation 4:8b ESV The Lord was, the Lord is, and the Lord is coming again. Do you believe this? Don’t be quick to answer yes. We often respond too quickly to queries that require deep introspection. The LORD was. … Continue reading Was. Is. Coming.
Happy Heart Day
Valentine’s day began as the remembrance of the martyrdom of St. Valentine for his faith. Over the centuries, it has morphed into a celebration of love - romantic love. Like Christmas, an entire business has developed around it. Chocolates, flowers, diamonds, etc. and, of course, dinner out. This day has become a big deal for … Continue reading Happy Heart Day
Life goes on. The pain eases slightly with time. The days feel normal and we get busy with them. Then certain things remind us, like a date, the day they left. Emotions and memories, forgotten in the day-to-day, flood our hearts and minds and the pain returns; we feel the loss again. In this pain … Continue reading Remember Me
Our family has just gone through an extended period of gift-giving. Over the past three weeks, we have celebrated four birthdays and Christmas. All that baking and wrapping has worn my fingers out. We feasted and gave lots of splendid gifts to each other with smiles, exclamations and lit-up faces. What is the greatest gift … Continue reading Greatest Gift