Tag Archives: healing

Where there is smoke…

This weekend hubby decided to burn a pile of cast off wood from our house remodel/restoration project. The pile consisted of old ceiling lathe, roofing wood, and other cast off pieces. He had a hose running out to the pile … Continue reading

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While I am waiting

Life can be pretty messed up some times. I will take steps forward with something and then all of a sudden, someone comes and says, “HEY! That’s not the way I wanted you to do that!” Now here I am … Continue reading

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Someday, we’ll be together

My grandfathers had a deep respect for the military. This admiration and gratitude was modeled for me in the way they spoke of those in their family who had served and the way they stood when the American flag went … Continue reading

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Looking back, hoping forward

As the new year began, many spent time looking back at the past year. The accomplishments, the milestones, the faces and places visited, these were the things people recalled. I have often wondered what it is about the past that … Continue reading

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Outside looking in

A friend and I have been discussing a contemporary classic novel often assigned to middle school-aged children. We’ve touched on how the themes and characters were developed, how those themes and storylines would be understood by the younger reader, and … Continue reading

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Safe places

My social media feed has been full of posts that begin with, Our/My house is a safe place. This past week, I also posted a similar message, one I adjusted to fit our personal home. With loneliness, depression, anxiety, and … Continue reading

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This day

As I went to bed last night, I checked my social media feed for any recent updates from friends who live on the east coast. The recent hurricane headed their way has drastically increased power and now looms to cause … Continue reading

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Make me an instrument

I had a conversation today with a woman who was very upset about things not working as she planned. I listened to her vent and I acknowledged her feelings, even agreeing that they were valid. As we discussed resolutions for … Continue reading

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Hide and seek

This time of year is difficult for a number of my friends. They struggle with memories of loved ones who have passed away. Others struggle with a table that will have one less person due to a broken relationship. People … Continue reading

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Good vs. Grace

Recently I someone told me that they are good people, doing good things in the world to help others. It sounds noble and selfless, but sometimes I wonder what their definition of good would be? What qualifies as good and … Continue reading

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