I am both embarrassed and ashamed of where I am now. I have entered a time of anger. I have become irritable and testy with people whom I admire and respect. They have done nothing to cause my irritability, but nevertheless, they received it. Fortunately, the Holy Spirit began to work on me and I apologized, recognizing I was Continue reading
Yesterday was a very, very hard day! It started with a sinus pressure headache that made me irritable. By lunch time things had leveled out and everything seemed to be alright.
After lunch, as I was working, I began thinking of something my hair stylist said on Saturday, when I stopped in to get a haircut. She greeted me with “Hey, baby!” I smiled because no one has called me Continue reading
I have been told that I have the tenacity of a bulldog that I am stubborn, determined, focused, and hard headed. By the way, these adjectives are listed for the English Bulldog breed characteristics. I admit that I am all of these.
I had an employer who said to me, “Elkins, I bet if you lost both of your legs in the middle of a forest, you would try to crawl out. Wouldn’t you?” I said, “Yes, sir. I would certainly try too.” I don’t give up on things easily.
I have been making plans on remodeling my master bedroom and ensuite bathroom. The shower had been leaking which caused the bathroom flooring to be disgusting. I was going to do it a year sooner, but it would have caused a great inconvenience for Terrie. So now there is no excuse and no need to wait.
As I was reviewing the carpet in the bedroom, I decided to replace it with the same material I was going to use in the bathroom, porcelain tile that looks like wood flooring. I talked with the tile guy Continue reading
On Wednesday, I hit an emotional brick wall! I may have just come out of shock! I had been feeling pretty good and thought I had been transitioning fairly well. I knew I was to have “alone time” with the Lord. Time to learn from Him and to follow the impressions that He has given in my mind and heart. I understood that and thought it was needed and beneficial.
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