Lessons Learned Again

Prologue: This morning as I read more about the fellow humans who were killed in Texas on Sunday, I was—like I’m sure many of you—overcome with emotion. Their personal stories, not unlike many of ours, are simple, unpretentious and real. They leave behind earthly dreams that will be unfulfilled, and loved ones whose lives will […]

‘Twas the Day After Christmas

‘Twas the day after Christmas and all through the place, the din of the last day, now a quieter space. The presents are stacked, although all now unwrapped, and the family—well, they really could use a nap. The children were playing with all their new toys, while they remembered gladly the fun and the noise. We sat with […]

The Owl Cookie Jar & Heaven

Today is July 20th, 2015. I wrote the post below almost two years ago, and coming up on the sixth anniversary of my Mom’s passing to the other side, it “felt right” to run it again. I’ve done a lot of thinking and praying during the past twenty months of writing Peace Full Home. I’ve laughed out […]

The Owl Cookie Jar & Heaven

My Mom died in the year 2009. I miss her daily. We loved each other and we were very close, and I know that’s not how it always works out. I was so very sad when she died. She was diagnosed with colon cancer and two weeks later she was gone. Not gone exactly, but gone from […]