Have you ever had unexpected company show up at dinner time? Or have had people stay around longer than you anticipated and you knew they would need to be fed? I think most people would say, “It’s time to go to the store and get more food!” Can you imagine what it would be like if you had fifty families do that? How about five THOUSAND? We would be in a panic…but Jesus wasn’t!
On a certain day, Continue reading
I liked the “old normal”. I was quite pleased with it and I wasn’t looking to change my status because I was very satisfied with the “old”. The “old normal” was being married to a woman I adored. We loved each other, enjoyed one another, and enjoyed our life together.
The “old normal” ended November 23, 2015 when Terrie died peacefully in her sleep. Continue reading
There are some “highways” that we are all forced to take. Dealing with the death of a loved one is one that we will all have to travel. I believe we have a choice as to “how” we are going to make that drive. The highway will be the same length, but perhaps it can be smoother.
A few days ago, I posted the nucleus of Continue reading
This morning, I started cleaning out Terrie’s nightstand. I found some money, lotions, nail files, and various things to be thrown away. But there were a couple of things that I wanted to share with you. There were a couple of thank you notes to her that I will add to “Her” Children Will Rise Up Part 2. The other item was a copy of an email that I wrote to my Sunday school Continue reading
Since the sudden home-going of Terrie on the morning of November 23rd, the most common greeting to me is “How are you doing?” It is not offensive to me, but it is a signal of the person asking that they have a level of concern for me and I appreciate that and marvel that anyone would care about my condition. The extent of the asking has really surprised me and humbles me. Continue reading