I want to pay tribute to wonderful people I have known, the wonderful country in which I live, the communities in which I have lived, the churches who have claimed me as their own, the God who sends shivers down my back when I really give him a portion of my time—well, maybe not shivers but tears flow easily in some of those most priceless times.
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Monthly Archives: January 2016
I’M GLAD I DID NOT DIE
completion of quote above – “indescribable peace – Angels.” ————- (This is a third post about death following “Rumor or Truth” and “Death Happens.”) In order to understand the circumstances that led me to the event I am about to … Continue reading
Posted in death Tagged angels, anxiety about death, Christianity, death, eternal life, healing, Jesus, near death experience, peace about death, prayer, surgery, three day quote 29 Comments
Where is Jesus? Luke, among others, says he is in heaven (Luke 24:51). Someday he promises to take us where he is. I am not writing this as a person of great theological knowledge who has all the answers. I … Continue reading
Posted in death 9 Comments
RUMOR OR TRUTH?
I’ve accepted the Three Day Quote Challenge issued to me by Shilpa https://iamabloggertoo.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/three-day-quote-challenge-day-2/ Shilpa’s blog indicates a high degree of expertise in both technique and content. I recommend that you go to her menu and select “childhood,” and read the … Continue reading
Posted in Christianity, death, Uncategorized Tagged anxiety about death, death, peace about death, rumor, three day quote 7 Comments
The years have turned to decades; The decades, to scores. Age can bind the body But still love’s spirit soars. I’ve loved Him since I was but a child. He’s my friend when the storms are wild. When forsaken … Continue reading
Posted in aging, Christianity Tagged aging, blessed, blessed life, death, eternal life, eternity, faith, God's love, inspiration, Jesus 58 Comments
HANG ON TO A GO-GETTER!
So you are the new kid in the air! Let me tell you about getting in the mix. Take a university course. It will help you find a group of people who you can identify with right away because of … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized 18 Comments
Giving thanks to some wonderful blogging friends for awards passed my way. Sometime before Christmas the Sunshine Blogger Award was passed to me. It is with apologies that I am just now acknowledging it. I received that award from my … Continue reading
Posted in awards, Uncategorized Tagged awards 15 Comments
Pastime of old age Watching old styles become new Feeling bittersweet. ************* Written for ronovan’s haiku challenge using words “style” and “fresh” https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-80-stylefresh/
Posted in aging Tagged memories, nostalgia, ronovan's haiku, style, what goes around comes around 10 Comments
ROTE TO RIOT
Perhaps I’m exaggerating by using “riot” as the opposite of rote, but from my observations, not by much. Two illustrations from my educational experience: In high school, I was called a DAR meaning a Darn Average Raiser. I liked to … Continue reading
Posted in education, teaching Tagged blogging 101, classroom riot, daily post, education, learning styles, memorization, rote, teaching 31 Comments
LESSON FROM THE ROSE
A rose grew by the garden path, A child took a sniff, ran away with a laugh. A short time later, a man walked by, Smelled the rose and made a pleasant sigh. Now, I’ll ask a question, if … Continue reading
Posted in Jesus Tagged all who will, Jesus, rose, sweet fragrance, whosoever will 8 Comments
Oh the magic of it all, Girls, petite, and gentlemen, tall; Moonlight, music and skinny dips Sparkling eyes and inviting lips. But alas! ‘Twas a short spell. Don’t bawl!
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged l, Limerick Poetry Challenge, magic 17 Comments