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He is Risen!

On Sunday night last week, there was just the slightest twinge in my throat. I fluffed it off, attributing it to the multitude of songs I had sung at the Kanikapila the previous day. On Monday morning, just a bit of a sniffle…Monday was beach day and I felt great-until we got home-then I was hit with fever, sore throat, body aches and profound fatigue. Yep, despite having gotten my annual flu shot (47% effective Continue reading

What’s Good about it?

On this Good Friday, shortly after the anniversary of my own son’s death, I am suddenly aware of Mary, Jesus’ mother. We are in a sisterhood that no one chooses: the loss of a child. I know the agonizing, gut-wrenching pain that results from a child’s death. For months I watched as his treatments failed to stem the relentless advance of his cancer. Like Mary, I stood at the foot of his “cross” watching the Continue reading

Pete’s Feet

“We have to do something about Pete’s feet!” Don called me at my office early on a Monday morning. Pete, somewhere in his seventies and mute due to multiple strokes, lived on the street, declining most interventions. He had, however, been befriended by Don and his employees, who made sure Pete had warm clothes, and that he got lunch every day. Over the weekend, they had noticed that Pete was obviously having discomfort while walking, Continue reading

Driveway Moments….

Public Radio has what they call their “driveway” moments….where you sit in your car after arriving at your destination to finish listening to a segment. While driving home from work one day I listened to not only a driveway moment, but a “pull off the highway and stop moment….” It was a story about a man’s funeral, and how it, and the period of time afterward, affected his six daughters. In my former “FB life” Continue reading

quote – Leaking Memories

Sometimes memories leak out of my eyes and down my face ….author unknown

quote – Tomorrow

noun A mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation and achievement is stored

Of Big Birds and Bibles

I admit I was not listening closely as the Old Testament lesson from Isaiah was read (I blame the lectern mic settings for being too quiet for me to hear clearly…..) but my head snapped up as I heard “The beasts of the field shall honour me, the jackals and the ostriches: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.” Ostriches? In the Continue reading