Category: Thankful

Not Cut out for This

Meg’s happiness and cheer were left at the security gate as she clung to Evan telling him goodbye. The curve of her mouth defined the perfect sad face. It was cute in a way, until her bottom lip started to quiver. Tears flooded her eyes, ripping out even onlooker’s hearts.   I put on a Read More …

Moving Closer to God

Meg throws her hands up in the air, “I’m on top of the world!”   Actually it was a viaduct but I didn’t correct her.   I didn’t have to look back to know one of her eyes looks a little swollen. The pressure was high enough this morning she was unwilling to sit up Read More …

Accepting God’s Goodness

The South Padre locals say the water’s freezing, but really it’s much like the Missouri in June. Some say the town is desolate now, but looking down the road randomly dotted with cars, it looks a lot like home. Others say we need to come back during the season, but hearing Meg hum over the Read More …

Holding Baby Jesus

Our nativity scene is one figure too short. Wouldn’t be such a big deal if it wasn’t baby Jesus. He pretty much makes or breaks the scene.   This year he isn’t tucked between Mary and Joseph. The shepherds, wise men, and animals are all gazing toward an empty space.   As for baby Jesus, Read More …