We hate this wretched manna!

In everything you do, stay away from complaining and arguing…let your lives shine brightly before [a dark world full of crooked and perverse people]. But the people grew impatient along the way, and they began to murmur against God and Moses.  “Why have you brought us out of Egypt to die here in the wilderness?…There […]

Gratefully looking back and looking ahead…

For this week, please enjoy my thoughts in pictures at “Sketches from Skeltons”.  http://linda.theskeltons.org/2013/09/houseboating-together-again/ We emerged with kids and grands from our houseboat vacation yesterday with goods in tow and dispersed to head to our separate homes to dig into routines new and old.  Jim, Rachel and I  will be a few more days visiting other […]

Manna for now

The sheets are swishing in the washing machine. Toast and tea, ‘Honey Bunches’ and blueberries fill my belly. Friday’s newspaper is strewn on the living room floor. Remnants of school work–civics papers, a life science text– are plunked about the room. All awaiting clean-up. Here it is, Saturday and I’ve missed my self-imposed deadline for […]

High Hopes

I find myself some days lately feeling unaccountably glum. The sun may be shining, the birds calling in search of mates, buds blooming and everything running otherwise smoothly in my little world, but there’s this underlying glumness… How come? As Rachel counts down the days till she can fly this nest for greater things, I […]