#SoCS: Undone

Who am I that I breathe and live upright? Under constellation of blazing stars Staring at the morning’s first rays of light Living in a world filled with mixed bizarre Who am I to be counted in the fold One of his sheep that grazes over time A child from a rib, neither young nor old Waiting for forgiveness of one’s own grime Who am I standing here in pondered pause Faith borne of hope in a fragile abode WhileRead more

Visible in Love

“What if the only example of God’s love your neighbor will ever see is you?” ~Pastor Shawn Whitworth~ For Christians and non-Christians alike, loving a neighbor or another human being can be difficult at times. We are humans, after all, with egos, steadfast opinions, self-righteousness, fearfulness and unwarranted condemnation that allow us to flow along with inappropriate behavior toward others rather than love unconditionally. During Easter week, I am reminded that Christ died for our sins and gave us eternalRead more

I Couldn’t Resist

A text to my brother this past Sunday: “Happy Easter! Doing anything to celebrate?” His response: “Same to you. I went for a bike ride and accidentally ran over a squirrel.” I couldn’t resist a reply: “I hope it wasn’t Rocky.” My sincere apologies to Dan Antion and The Editor (the kind squirrel feeders) and anyone who questions my wacky Bullwinkle sense of humor. This post has been brought to you by flying squirrels and Linda Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday. IfRead more

SoCS: In This Joint

What is this joint, where I sacrifice? It’s barren, lonely, dark What is this place, where I walk? The path of crushing pain Why am I here? What have I done, my friends to deserve this horrid end? Have I not loved you enough? Not forgiven you enough? I thought I kept you well fed. Yet, here I am. In this joint, this Calvary, I spend my final hours, alone and with bretheren. Eating, hanging out, walking in a gardenRead more

Mom at Easter

April 16, 2017 Beautiful Smiling Mom at 97 Another holiday to celebrate This a Sunday, mother/daughter date Adorable Diminutive Mom at dinner Waiting for today’s special meal Asking, “Is there coffee for me?” Quiet Demure Mom at Easter Her hands long and slender Her fingers painted purple and silver Joyful Grateful To have mom at 97 I hold her hand firmly tight She smiles, I smile, the day blessedly brightRead more

Do We Need a New Calendar?

Originally posted on No Facilities:
This was my calendar in 2011. I wrote about what I thought was a seriously dumb idea back near the end of 2011. Some college professors were advocating a new calendar because “every year, everybody has to redo everything.” I know, it’s so hard. When a writing group I belong to, agreed to rewrite an old post as a project, I looked at this one. It hadn’t been seen by many people and the subject…

Birthday Cake

“Hello? Is that you? This is me!” When dad was alive and he would call, more often than not, that would be his opening line. On other occasions, he would simply say, “This is your dear old father.” I found a photo of him cutting a birthday cake in 1961. I cannot figure out if the photo was taken on March 9th (his birthday) and developed in July or if this was a late celebration. At any rate, dad turnedRead more

Bulleted Drivel

It’s one of those weeks where… I have no inspiration to write I have little time to write Work is getting in the way (that’s every week) I’d rather go to the gym or shopping after work I’d rather eat supper and watch reruns of Star Trek Voyager on Netflix I’d rather sleep   I’ve had ideas for a post about… Easter blessings The Easter Bunny Dark chocolate bunnies Holy Week Spy Wednesday April Fools’ Day Sugar-laden peeps and jellyRead more

Benching Myself

I’m feeling a little lopsided. It’s the crush of too much fun all at once… like learning lines (Pardon? Oh yes, smashing!); squeezing in pool time and yoga, and learning lines (For heaven’s sake, someone stop her!); an expected visit from brother, which means severe house cleaning and ridding the couch of cat hair, and learning lines (Darling, whatever did you do?), and there’s the job and looking for an apartment, and learning lines (Well, whatever you do, don’t makeRead more

Lenten Add-In

Growing up Catholic, Lent was a very big deal in our house. It started with ash on the forehead, continued with meatless Fridays, and came to a conclusion with Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter, 40 days later (not counting Sundays). For those of you not familiar with Lent, it is a solemn religious observance in the liturgical calendar of many Christian denominations. During Lent, many Christians the world over observe fasting, do acts of penance, practice moderation and keep spiritual discipline. (Read moreRead more