Tag Archives: Jesus

OOPS! I DID IT AGAIN…

Once again I realize that I have been looking at things through the eyes and heart of someone from a different culture. It seems to be something that I cannot un-learn. When you grow up in a different country, you … Continue reading

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GAWKERS!

As my friend turned to pull into her driveway, the truck she did not see slammed into her car.  The steering wheel column speared into her chest.  Neighbors spilled out of their homes to see what had happened and to … Continue reading

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Smoooooooooth… or Screaming?

Ever since our return from Brazil, I’ve been enjoying the rich, smooth taste of the coffee I brought back.  It makes the thought of the bitter stuff we normally drink offensive… What a contrast, when it all comes from the … Continue reading

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Blood and Guts

The panicked call came – my son had sliced open his knee and it was bleeding and gaping open.  As we talked about how to care for it, memories came sweeping into my mind.  As a little girl, cuts and … Continue reading

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I only Forgive when I feel like It

“So you have to forgive them, right? That’s what you teach and preach.  Isn’t it?”  The words sliced through the silence and hung there, waiting for a response.  All kinds of thought and feelings were racing through my brain – … Continue reading

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The Canoe Trip that Became a Disaster

He’d always wanted to do it, I thought it was romantic – it  nearly cost me my life.  Our newly married son and his wife invited us to come canoeing with them on the last day of their honeymoon.  We’d … Continue reading

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Good to G-R-E-A-T!

When my husband shops for clothes and finds a great deal, he will buy several of the same item, just different colors.  However, when he buys any kind of fishing lure or equipment, every item is unique for every sort … Continue reading

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Don’t Touch me There!

Touch:  when words aren’t enough. (Expression)                                   Touch: when words aren’t needed. (Comfort)                                             Touch:  Don’t touch me!! (Anger)                                                                Touch: that hurts… (Violence)                                                                  Touch: that makes me uncomfortable. (Inappropriate)                          Touch: too close. (Invasion of personal space) There are all kinds of … Continue reading

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You Sold Your WHAT???

When I lost my job, my husband sold his boat.  I thought we should wait to see if I could find another job, but he said that he was going to put it up for sale at a certain price … Continue reading

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I’ve got a Secret!! Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh….

Secrets are VERY hard to keep!  Anyone else have trouble keeping secrets?  I have had a BIG one, I mean a DOOZY, just burning in me, waiting to break out and let everyone know!  How long will I be able … Continue reading

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