New Meaning to Sign of the Cross

Today a friend shared with me what she thinks about when she makes the sign of the cross to pray. When she marks her forehead and then her heart, she thinks about how God came down to us as Jesus. Then, when she marks each shoulder, she remembers that we are then sent out to […]

Fire Season

It’s fire season here, unfortunately. Last week four fires started on the same day. One of them was near our cabin – close enough that the community was in pre-evacuation. My brother was staying there, but he packed up some important things and came here. I got together with some friends tonight and everyone was […]

Mom’s 90th Part 2

This morning at breakfast, my mom thanked God for being on this earth for 90 years. My brother and I thanked Him as well. My mom’s friend came over as usual and they played the piano. We used to go out to lunch every week after the private concert, but COVID changed everything. Instead of […]

Kindly Neighbors

This afternoon I saw some kindly neighbors working in the garden area of the house next door. I figured the neighbors perhaps had asked for some help. I went out and visited with them for a bit. We watched the hawks flying around and I pointed out the nest. A little later when I went […]

The Baby Shower

A few months ago, a friend announced that her daughter was expecting a baby. This would be her first grandchild. She has been keeping us up to date and we have seen photos of her the happy couple as time goes on as well as some of the 3D images of the growing baby. Those […]

Sharing Caring Heart

A friend and I planned on meeting for a hike this morning. I texted her and got no response. I called and got no answer. This was not like her at all, so I got a little worried and decided to just go over to her house. She called while I was on my way […]

So Shiny

We are excited that there will be a lot of family here for Easter. So we have started to prepare. My mom wanted to make sure her wall hanging of the Last Supper was cleaned up, so I took it off the wall yesterday. It is a metal relief. My mom had used silver polish […]

It’s Been Years

I had dinner with a group of friends tonight who I haven’t seen since before the COVID lockdowns. I couldn’t believe that 2 years had passed. But just like always, there was a lot of laughter and a lot of caring. I really missed seeing them all. It was such a blessing to get back […]

Morning Faith

The other day, one of our neighbors’ thought it would be a great idea to have breakfast together. We thought it was a great idea too, so they came over this morning bearing egg muffins and fruit. During our conversation, the wife told us about her ministry to teach English in other countries. She has […]

In Real Life

Today as I dashed into the grocery store, I nearly dashed right into someone I knew. A couple in my prayer group was coming out as I was going in and we met right at the doorway. It has been a very long time since we had seen each other in person as our prayer […]