What Do You Do With Your Morning Hours?


16. Itchy skin—it means my nervous system works. 17. A slight sweat–it means I live in a warm climate & have a warm home. 18. A cup of vanilla chai tea in a floral tea cup from my father in law–small cup of delight. 19. Devotional flip calendars–they bring me a snippet of faith stories/scripture.Continue reading “What Do You Do With Your Morning Hours?”

The Square Pill


Recently my medications changed. I now take a square pill. Yes, you read that right…a square. I have numerous pills and supplements that are oval or round and some are capsules and some are tablets. But, the newest anti-depressant that I take is square, and it works! Square. I feel square sometimes. I’m not likeContinue reading “The Square Pill”

I Hope to be There in Person


2 John 1:12-13I have a lot more things to tell you, but I’d rather not use paper and ink. I hope to be there soon in person and have a heart-to-heart talk. That will be far more satisfying to both you and me. Everyone here in your sister congregation sends greetings 3 John 1:13-14I have a lotContinue reading “I Hope to be There in Person”

Hopeless or Hopeful? Romans Answers


Romans 4:17-18We call Abraham “father” not because he got God’s attention by living like a saint, but because God made something out of Abraham when he was a nobody. Isn’t that what we’ve always read in Scripture, God saying to Abraham, “I set you up as father of many peoples”? Abraham was first named “father”Continue reading “Hopeless or Hopeful? Romans Answers”

My 2019 Reflections


Ending Your Year Intentionally “You can end your year intentionally like I did. Just block out a half hour or so during the holiday season, pick up something to write with, and ask yourself (these) ten questions:”–From End Your Year Intentionally with these 10 questions, Daisy U.https://nosidebar.com/intentionally/?fbclid=IwAR3BX9_ulfuSP4CToHzYfmC_NasicU0QzGzSuiTBBDavHyACTq8jPdidgL8 1. What makes this year unforgettable? I completedContinue reading “My 2019 Reflections”

We're Old; We Get by on Grace & Laughter


[ Psalm 103 ] [ Of David. ] Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— Psalm 145:8 God is all mercy and grace— not quick to anger, is rich in love. Yesterday, one of my brother and sister in laws arrived for a visit. We huggedContinue reading “We're Old; We Get by on Grace & Laughter”

Emotions Are Not Facts


I recently read some articles about emotions. Here is what I learned… Emotions are real. There are no right or wrong emotions. There are valid reasons for emotions. Pleasant and painful emotions are part of daily life. Sharing emotions with safe people can be helpful. You are not your emotion; you have emotions. Emotions areContinue reading “Emotions Are Not Facts”