Do you ever think about Jesus wearing diapers? This particular thought had not crossed my mind until… Out of the blue, a couple weeks before Christmas, I was asked to do a dramatic reading on Christmas Eve. I would be reading scripture and the part of Mary in certain scenes. Wow! Lord, thank you. What … Continue reading Have You Thought About Jesus Wearing Diapers?
Dear Kind Souls, First, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here, being present. As the writer, it helps to know there are actual people reading the words that sometimes come from hard places. Your witness and comments are encouraging to me. Led by God to write … Continue reading A Letter to My Readers
The season of loss didn’t seem to have an end. My mother died at home on December 20, 1991. Her cancer progressed quickly. She was in a hospital bed in our living room for the last nine days of her life. I lay there in her bed with her as she was dying. I wanted … Continue reading Hope in the Lonely Christmas Losses
Was that the reindeer hooves clicking on the rooftop? Did I hear wrapping paper shuffle under the tree? That bell…I know that was from his sleigh! I wanted to believe with my whole heart that Santa was real. He was hope and light. He always had a smile and gifts for all children, which meant … Continue reading The Christmas Child in All of Us, 3 of 3
Have you ever wanted to do something crazy but stopped yourself due to self-consciousness, that infamous What will others think of me? I should qualify crazy with physically safe for all involved. I recall our Braedon who is now twelve. When I brought him to meet his kindergarten teacher before the school year began, he … Continue reading The Christmas Child in All of Us, 2 of 3
Have you ever gone on a sleigh ride? Wouldn’t it be fun????? I am talking about Santa at the helm, his eight lively reindeer pulling on the reigns, me squeezing in the back amidst all the world’s gifts and soaring through the stars in the sky. A ride fueled by pure magic… This sleigh (photo … Continue reading The Christmas Child in All of Us, 1 of 3
Some days I struggle with F.B.S. I have not seen a doctor. What I have is a busy brain. My dear friend refers to her plentiful thoughts as head traffic. I suffer from Full Brain Syndrome, as it includes the way I act and think. My behavior can mimic our friends, the squirrels. Roaming from … Continue reading What is F.B.S.? Hint: It is not a medical condition or sold in a pharmacy…