The first time I put on a piece of my mother’s clothing – excepting for frequent try-ons of a pair of metallic gold dress shoes that lured me into her closet when I was young -- was the night she died. A sudden stroke last Easter weekend became an instant, irreversible coma. She lingered only… Continue reading A Year of Grieving Comfortably
Clothing the naked can be annoying
I don't suppose my household would actually go naked or hungry were I to suddenly expire. But, on Saturdays -- when everyone and all their stuff is home and strewn about, the laundry chute is full, meals seem to be needed one right after another, appointments need to be kept and I am the mom… Continue reading Clothing the naked can be annoying
When church goes right … and it makes the national news!
The Rev. Darrell Cummings of Bethlehem Apostolic Temple in Wheeling, W.Va., jokes with Dallas Cowboys player C.J. Goodwin, who grew up attending the church. Photos by Rebecca Kiger, story by Nora Edinger. Reprinted with permission from The Washington Post Magazine. “We’re not a Black church or a White church. We’re just a church,” the Rev.… Continue reading When church goes right … and it makes the national news!
Time on my hands, weight off my back
Reposting this as it reminds me of a wonderful (pre-COVID) holiday trip. And, that it's time to weed out my baggage once again... "Let it go. Let it go." (Elsa) Sometimes life sends you subtle signals that a season is changing. Other times, it's more like a karate chop. One of the latter hit me… Continue reading Time on my hands, weight off my back
Is your life in pieces?
If your answer is "yes," I hear you. We all hear you. It's that kind of an era. My short response would be: Don't fear -- God is excellent at putting things back together if you'll just let Him. But, while I have lived long enough to know for myself that this is true, sometimes… Continue reading Is your life in pieces?