Sitting on the closed toilet, I watched mesmerized as the two-edged safety razor scratched a path through the foam across his cheek and along his strong jaw. Dipping it into the warm water in the sink and sharply swishing the razor to remove the hair, he began again. The sound of his voice, deeply droning … Continue reading Hand Holder
I closed my phone after quickly scanning the text. Deep in thought, I slowly walked beside my husband as we followed after my two excited granddaughters running ahead toward the park climber. Surprise had been my first response to the note and slight confusion. But as I mulled on it, tears welled up in my … Continue reading Ridiculous Grace
My dear husband is a big fan of the Chicago Bears football team. So for his sixtieth birthday, I decided to surprise him with a weekend in Chicago and tickets to a game in Soldier Field. I was thrilled to find a deal on tickets. I booked a Boutique Hotel and purchased two train tickets … Continue reading Identity Theft
It was Christmas Eve, and I was excited our little family was going together to the evening service at church for the first time. After running around, making sure my three young, rambunctious boys were dressed in clean dress shirts and pants, I had taken time to preen myself, putting on makeup, jewelry, and my … Continue reading One Kind Word
Sisters, sisters, There were never such devoted sisters, Never had to have a chaperone, no sir. I'm here to keep my eye on her. Caring, sharing, Every little thing that we are wearing. When a certain gentleman arrived from Rome, She wore the dress and I stayed home. All kinds of weather, We stick together, … Continue reading Sisters, Sisters!
The passion of Christ Beyond all compare Love so complete Sweat became blood. Willing to die To stand in my stead Be spat on and struck take my disgrace. My shame for glory Thorns digging in Nailed to a tree And counted as dead. This passion so great It did not end there. Love so … Continue reading Passion
My bed it welcomes the blanket it warms, the pillow is soft but my head it swarms. Frustrated, worn out, not sure what to do, a feeling of fear creeps into my soul. The tears start to flow as the dark closes in. I've nowhere to turn, but my Saviour is there. I whisper my … Continue reading In The Dark
Perspective n. - relation in which parts of subject are viewed by the mind; view. Oxford Illistrated Dictionary The Latin root meaning of perspective is "look through" or "perceive". Perspective can mean different things. In geometry it is the relation of two figures in the same plane, in art it is used to give the … Continue reading Perspective
"Help, I need somebody. Help not just anybody. Help, I need somebody now...ow." This was a favourite song of mine in my younger days. The days of boys, boys, boys and Disney fantasy. The era of dreams of John Lennon, Bobby Darin, Gino Vanelli, etc. The endless string of unhealthy relationships, seeking "somebody", needing "somebody" … Continue reading Helpmate/Soulmate
Growing old has it's pros and cons. One of the things that annoys and frustrates me the most is losing my mind!! The other day my husband and I were going out to run some errands and pick up a few things at different stores. We had sat together on the couch the day before … Continue reading Going Squirelly!