What day is it? That’s a common question these days. If you’re among those who are abiding by the Stay At Home order, most days have a certain sameness that perpetuates a mental dullness, unless you find things to differentiate the time. What do you do to keep the days from running together? I doubt … Continue reading Diary of Days
Throughout my life, I’ve had opportunities to visit many of the forts along our Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Coasts. It’s not a particular interest of mine, and rarely has it been something I consciously chose to do. My parents took me as a child. Then in adolescence and adulthood, I happened to go along … Continue reading Thinking About Forts
I started this blog in earnest last May in 2019, after a couple of warning shots in 2018. My goal was to do at least one post per week, but most weeks I managed two. Last week broke my progress toward that goal. I could not stay comfortable with my laptop long enough to put … Continue reading The World On Pause
The trees are greening up pretty quickly now. The view from our deck is a jillion shades of green, as we look into our woods beyond the fence. My husband said this week, "The Lord must love the color green, since He made so much of it." We aren't venturing out of the yard much, … Continue reading Six on Saturday: It’s Officially Spring
These are surreal times in our world. How often have we watched the reports lately and said, “I can’t believe this is happening.” I try to avoid too much television news but want to stay informed. I think we have what we need at our house to carry on with some normalcy, but I have … Continue reading The Scattered Church
Social media is primarily skewed by our own choices. We pick who we follow. We can block or mute those who follow us, who seem to put out objectional content. I'm glad that's an option. I do follow some people whose opinions and worldviews are different from mine. I've got several reasons for doing that, … Continue reading Choose Your Fuel
Ebenezer Scrooge is famous for responding to others' greeting of “Merry Christmas,” with his trademark, “Bah! Humbug!” Many people feel this way about Valentine’s Day. I get it, with our cultural commercialization and high-pressure focus on an idealized romantic love. But, far be it from me to throw cold water on this holiday. After all, … Continue reading Valentine’s Day: What Love Is This?