Receiving God’s Gift

Receiving God’s Gift

“Just a moment,” Mom said into the phone. “Kids! You need to go play in the other room. I’m on a very important call.” I heard mom’s muffled voice through the closed door and knew she was discussing Christmas with Uncle Homer. Everybody should have an uncle like my...
Abundance of the Heart

Abundance of the Heart

   My young grandson got home from kindergarten and went straight over to the playpen where his baby sister was happily kicking and cooing. He cooed back and began talking to her. He looked up and said, “Mommy, I don’t know if she’s going to be Spanish or not.” His...
Blindsided

Blindsided

Donnie and I were at the shore with our friends, L.T. and Beth. Jamie, my daughter drove to meet us, and because we really didn’t have any plans, decided she wanted to do a “photoshoot”. We walked to the beach, and Donnie, barefooted with pants rolled up, walked right...
Give Me a Break

Give Me a Break

My young granddaughter came across a picture that she drew a couple of months earlier. With great excitement, she ran to her Mommy and exclaimed, “Mommy, look! I did this when I was – – “ and she held up three fingers. Her brother, trying to start a...
Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends

“I don’t talk to them,” my niece Michelle casually stated as we drove by a group of girls near her middle school. “What do you mean?” I asked. “You don’t know them?” “No, I know them. They are the popular girls, everyone knows them. I just don’t talk to them.”...