Patience Smay-tience

Patience Smay-tience

Today is my mother’s eighty-fifth birthday and we will celebrate with coconut shrimp, whipped mashed potatoes, chocolate ice cream and Chardonnay.  She’ll get phone calls and birthday cards and flowers from friends and family. She’ll feel loved and appreciated. And tomorrow she won’t remember any of it.  Dementia does that.  It’s indiscriminate about what memories […]

Being a Conduit for Love

Being a Conduit for Love

I have a pet peeve.  I think it started sometime in my twenties when my then brother-in-law was spending the summer with us.  He was just a teenager and sloppy, as I imagine most teenage boys are.  Not having any kids of my own yet,  I wasn’t used to having to clean up someone else’s […]

God’s Voice

God’s Voice

So much praying, so little listening. Desperate pleas asking for wishes to be granted without consideration of God’s best intention for you. So how do you know that your prayers have been answered?  What does God’s voice sound like to you? Maybe it’s not a voice.  Maybe it’s the lyrics of a song, a synchronistic […]

My Simple Prayer

My Simple Prayer

I don’t know about you, but I struggle to dedicate time to prayer.  I know people who wake up in the early hours of the morning to read their daily devotional or to contemplate scripture. This is not me.  And I gave up trying about a year ago. No, I’m not a quitter.  I just […]