God sees!

We love to spend family vacation in Colorado. On our most recent trip, we did a 7-mile “moderate” hike—which took us 6 hours! Much of the hike followed next to a rushing mountain stream. We saw spacious meadows filled with wildflowers, butterflies, and hummingbirds. We lunched at a waterfall. It was almost magical! Then my…

How long?

Mom asked the other night if anything could be done about her memory loss.  I told her no, that’s part of the disease (dementia), and that’s why she lives with us now.  She sighed and asked if we knew how long? How long till what?  Till she can no longer reason?  Till she can no…

He never lets go!

We celebrated Mom’s birthday this month.  I made some of her favorite foods—chicken and dressing casserole, mashed potatoes, garlic green beans, homemade cranberry sauce, and individual lava cakes.  She was quite pleased with the feast! When I saw her big smile as I set her dessert in front of her, I knew I needed to…

Jesus Remains

A friend sent this poem/prayer this week (Author Unknown, slightly edited): “Long after the angels disappear into the heavens, the shepherds return to their flocks, the magi journey home, and the great star sets, JESUS remains. The Child in whom we rediscover God’s great love for us becomes the Adult REDEEMER. May we allow the…

Do you see what I see?

I recently had eye surgery—nothing as “hip” as LASIK or as routine as cataract removal.  I was born with a genetic disease of the cornea.  There are cells in the cornea that pump fluid away, keeping it clear.  When these cells don’t work correctly, fluid builds up and vision becomes cloudy or hazy.  It’s like…

Uncertainty and Weariness

Uncertainty.  Unlike hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, or even toilet paper…it’s the one commodity of which there seems to be an abundant supply lately. I’m remembering a line from an old song:  “Oh soul, are you weary and troubled?” I think lots of folks are at least somewhat weary, and maybe a bit troubled.  Uncertainty is…