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

In The Living Room with Jesus

Joyfully Foolish

Well, we all made it through another April Fool’s Day. I personally think it is one of the strangest holidays ever invented. A day to make a fool of someone or to be made a fool of; I am not sure if we should celebrate either of those things. I personally hate feeling foolish. However,… Continue reading Joyfully Foolish

In The Living Room with Jesus

Healing Waters: A Testimony

Some of my favorite stories in the Bible are the ones where people are healed. Not only is it incredible to read of God’s healing power but also the various ways in which he chooses to accomplish it. From a simple word spoken to making a mud pack, Jesus demonstrated that there is not just… Continue reading Healing Waters: A Testimony

In The Living Room with Jesus

Pruned and Prepared

The robins have appeared and more and more warm days are being recorded. Even though a snow storm is brewing now, winter is just a dead man walking. Spring has come and I can declare that winter will no longer be able to stop all the new life abounding. Just yesterday, at a nice 48… Continue reading Pruned and Prepared