faith, Pandemic Wisdom

How The Virus (Almost) Stole Christmas

Most of us have long been enamored with the Dr. Seuss story How The Grinch Stole Christmas. He's such a mean one, that Mr. Grinch, he believes if he just strips everything away, Christmas will be no more. He takes the gifts, the decorations, the roast beast and even the candy. Cindy Lou Who with… Continue reading How The Virus (Almost) Stole Christmas

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Thankful No Matter What

It's easy to be thankful when everything is good. I'm always thankful when the sky is blue and the weather is perfect. I'm especially thankful when I feel good, had a great night's sleep and when all is well with those I love. I'm extremely grateful when food and drink are plentiful and all seems… Continue reading Thankful No Matter What

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Soul Reset

Raised in the panhandle of Texas, my husband is a master of short, to-the-point sayings. When someone has a bad attitude he often says he/she needs a "check up from the neck up." In these last months, I cannot tell you how many times I've found myself needing just such a check up. I've written… Continue reading Soul Reset

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

A Serious Hug Deficiency

I officiated a Covid-era funeral recently. Less than 10 people were allowed to be present. The funeral director had on a mask. The podium was sterilized between each person who spoke. The service was live-streamed. What I found more excruciating than the lack of people and even the loss itself, was that I couldn't comfort… Continue reading A Serious Hug Deficiency