Thursday, November 28, 2013


On this Thanksgiving day I'm pondering the many blessings in my life that I too often take for granted, such as the roof over my head.

As I've listened to fierce winds howling and whipping through the trees outside my windows these last several nights, I've been very, very grateful for my cozy apartment that keeps me safe and warm.

Monday, November 25, 2013


My head was hurting last night and I didn't want to take any more painkillers, so I put on a soothing CD in hopes that it would distract me and help me fall asleep.  It kept playing all night long, and didn't stop until I got up this morning and turned it off.

What's so special about that?  My CD player does not have a continuous play option, and has never done that before.

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Yes, I did follow through on my intentions to look for things to be grateful for, even scribbled some notes on bits and pieces of paper, but procrastination got the best of me, and I never turned any of those notes into a post.

So what finally got me started?  This huge evidence of God's hand on my grandson's life.

A couple of days ago, said grandson turned 16, got his driver's license, and wrecked his van--all in the same day.

He was driving solo, when he swerved to avoid hitting a car in the middle of the road.  The van skidded and fell, hood first, into a creek about 10 feet off to the side.  Miraculously, by the grace of God, my grandson managed to walk away without a bump or a scratch.

In his own words, "God obviously had His hand in there.  I was completely airborne at one point and landed on the front of the car. It's physically impossible that my head didn't hit the airbag.  I could have been killed."

A day we will all remember, I'm sure.