The Poetry Corner

BE for Christmas

What will you BE for Christmas? A question you may not have heard. While Halloween was all about BEING To be asked this now seems absurd.   Christmas questions are more about doing, Or going, or wanting, and such. But I sense there is something much deeper About BEING that's not thought about much.  … Continue reading BE for Christmas

A Place for Dad

My Father’s Heart: Always Seasoning

I started a new job last week. A local snack food company was needing help and called me to come work on the production line for as long as I could. I agreed though I was not sure how my "haven't worked in a year" body would handle the 9-10 hours on my feet per… Continue reading My Father’s Heart: Always Seasoning

A Place for Dad

My Father’s Heart: Peace in the Storm

We are in a season of storms; storms we wonder if we will survive. Lately my local area has been experiencing a very stormy weather pattern. Threatening clouds filled with every sort of possible disaster are often in the view from my window. Storms that bring so much rain so quickly that many, including myself,… Continue reading My Father’s Heart: Peace in the Storm

A Place for Dad

My Father’s Heart: The Heart of a Farmer

My father had the heart of a farmer. Thankfully, God made him with a strong work ethic because, believe me, farming takes a lot of work. From early morning to late nights there was always something that needed to be done to maintain the farm, especially a farm with animals. His day would start with… Continue reading My Father’s Heart: The Heart of a Farmer

A Place for Dad

My Father’s Heart

The memories are making my heart ache again. Facebook’s “See Your Memories” feature has been a daily reminder lately of an especially hard time in the life of our family. You see, it was two years ago that my father had to be placed in a nursing home; his final residence on this earth. Not… Continue reading My Father’s Heart

In The Living Room with Jesus

Enough is Enough: My Story Part 2

Enough is enough! The weeds are back and I really need to do something about them this year. Too sick to do much about them last year I should not be surprised at their rapid advance. However, the ones that frustrate me the most are the ones I tried to deal with only to see… Continue reading Enough is Enough: My Story Part 2

In The Living Room with Jesus

On Purpose: My Story Part 1

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose” I recently came across this quote by Dolly Parton and instantly loved it. I feel like it sums up my life story or at least how it is turning out to be. Sadly, in the beginning of my life my quote would have been better… Continue reading On Purpose: My Story Part 1