Christmas Memories of Remembrance and Hope

Christmas Memories of Remembrance and Hope

Looking through photos of some childhood pictures from Christmas time brings on a strange, numb kind of… no, it’s the current state of how I feel – that the faces looking back at me are more like acquaintances than my intimate immediate family. People who I should...

Man-eater

“How would you rather die? By a shark, lion, or bear attack?” My younger brother asked me that question once while we were discussing some of our fears.“None of them!”😱“Come on, pick one – chicken.” His voice was cocky and teasing – it was a challenge.“Alright, give...

Infection

“What’s wrong with your eye?”I didn’t know the man ahead of me in line, but he seemed friendly enough. He had turned around to strike up a conversation while we waited. We both had pet toys in our baskets which became our common ground. That is until he got a look at...

Final Adjustments

“Keep your shirts on; keep the lights on! Be like the house servants waiting for their master to come back from his honeymoon, awake and ready to open the door when he arrives and knocks. Lucky the servants whom the master finds on watch! He’ll put on an apron, sit...

Tears and Snot

“You’ve kept track of my every toss and turn throughthe sleepless nights, each tear entered in yourledger, each ache written in your book.”Psalm 56:8, The Message “Recovery is rough, and healing isn’t easy,” I thought as I gazed around the room scanning faces at a...