Why We Can Sing At The Grave

We left the graveyard today with the reminder that the grave is not the end.  It is merely the beginning.  Again, we were reminded that life will go on – and that death is as much a reality of life as is birth. We need these reminders and these times to help us recognize our own mortality.  We also need them to help solidify our faith. Dave’s uncle Rob spent his last years with a … Read more

Why Chocolate, Roses, and Cards Do Not Spell Success


I came downstairs Valentine’s morning to a beautiful card and two large Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bars. I ripped open the card and read the sweet things my hubby wrote on the inside: things such as, “I don’t want to be a Dead Sea; I want to be like the Sea of Galilee  and keep giving to you.” I also had one sample (40 calories) of the Hershey bar and put the rest in the freezer … Read more

Super Bowl 50 – Who Got Sacked?

There is very little about football that I understand.  When our kids were small, we’d play football in the front yard.  That was back in the day when I didn’t have a bum knee and I could keep up with my kids.  Mostly I just did what Dave told me to do when the “Hike” was sounded. At the end of a game one afternoon, my six-year old daughter and I crossed the front porch … Read more

Why a Tow Truck Reminds Me of God

  It’s funny how you can have a conversation with a complete stranger – someone you’ve never met in the past and will probably never meet again.  Strange how you can share things you would not  normally share with someone you don’t know when you’re put together by unforeseen circumstances. It’s interesting how, sitting a mile high in a  Triple A Truck and riding in the dark, you learn things about the nice, old geezer … Read more