Scary Stuff

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

What scares you in this world? Lots of things scare me. I have spent much of my life with some fear or another looking around the next corner for the bogeyman. Most of these fears are unfounded and a few are not. It is the ‘what ifs’ that stir up fear. When we get past, ‘What if?’ we need to ask, “What are we afraid of? And what is the true danger?

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A Merry Christmas from Florida

Florida Snow on Christmas Eve 2020 (Photo by Milly)

Yes, the mountain girl went to the beach yesterday, Christmas Eve, and that is Florida ‘snow’ that you see on the water. A cold front moved through SoFlo* this morning. The high yesterday was eighty degrees with winds, cloudy skies and a chance of ‘snow.’ As I write this, the temperature outside is fifty-five degrees. We expect the low tonight to be forty-two degrees. I’d better cover the plants! BRR! {Guffaw!} This is as close to a White Christmas as we get. Can you see the whitecaps on the Atlantic?

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Change in the Air

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Photo by David Beale on Unsplash

Life shifts and we change.  There is something new in the air.  We question and redefine our priorities.  This is part of being alive!  We call the big changes transformations or conversions.  What about small changes?  The little steps we take towards God. What about those?  Does that change us? Continue reading “Change in the Air”

Where is My Security?

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Security? It’s not in a Mask!  (Photo by Milly Moss)

Praise God!  The Bishop opened the Churches in South Florida!  Sunday I attended Mass in person for the first time in three months.  We, the Body of Christ, were back facing down fear for Faith.  It had me questioning the price of security! Continue reading “Where is My Security?”

Breaking the Drought

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Milly’s Gray Memorial Day

On Memorial Day I woke to rain pelting the windows.  A clash of thunder had me opening the curtains in my dining room.  My giant oak in the front yard thrashed in the wind.  The world looked gray through the wind-driven rain from heavy charcoal clouds.  Will this break the drought?  I half prayed and half thought:  If so, it will be a good Memorial Day. Continue reading “Breaking the Drought”

Struggles

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Even the Snowdrops Struggle  (Photo by Valentin Salja on Unsplash)

Well… I drafted a blog post on Sunday, rewrote it on Monday, then again on Tuesday.  It is positive… and still not right.  I struggled with this one.  In fact, without some background, the post is too positive.  It is almost a metaphor for life in the world right now. Continue reading “Struggles”