• Letting Go

    Today I sit alone at my table looking out at my snow-covered yard.  My heart is heavy.  Family invigorates me, but my loved ones aren’t here.  As I face the prospect of weeks and possibly months of little or no physical contact, I grieve.  The tears are close to the surface today.  I want what I cannot have and I ask God – why? As He has many times in my life, God asks me to let go.  That is so hard.  I don’t want to.  I want to snuggle my grandchildren and share intimate moments with my children.  I want to embrace my family and show them how much…

  • No Straight Roads

    My life is certainly not what I had expected it to be at this stage.  There have been many changes in the last few years.  What I thought was a straight road turned out to be one filled with a myriad of curves.  I had my plans but God showed me that His plans are best and not always what I had in mind. While our human nature would like a nice straight road with clear directions, life just doesn’t work that way.  Detours abound, many that we should never have taken.  There are times when we would like to take an alternate route around trouble, but God instead makes…