A BLESSINGS QUILT

Editor’s Note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal. The annual Michiana (Michigan-Indiana) Mennonite Relief Sale’s evening quilt display did not officially open until 5. But, I was eager to see who was wrapping plastic over the quilts and peek at the patchworks already protected and hanging. My car’s clock said 3:34 when I […]

AT THE 4-H FAIR

Editor’s Note:  Following is a page from my spiritual journal. Humidity from recent rain hung in air graying distant objects. JK wanted to see harness racing at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.  When the early morning shower ended, the weatherman predicted no more for the day. JK, my son, David, and I headed for the […]

THE INVISIBLE DEPOT

Editor’s Note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal. Drat! I need a map to get me to the Greyhound depot. I shook my head at the frozen computer screen. Walking to the dining table where JK and my son David sat, I complained. “Mapquest won’t load.” David smiled, “That’s OK, Mom.” He held […]

CHARGING THE BATTERY

Editor’s Note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal. Looking up at the gray-uniformed Auto Zone guy, I heard his report. “Your battery’s got a 50 % charge. How far did you drive to get here?” I thought back over the reason I was at the store, talking to the man. Even though the […]

METAMORPHOSIS

July 2018 Editor’s Note: Preparing to be away for several months, I have no time to work out a new story. Instead, I share part of a chapter from my book- in-progress, The Amish Bus, a story of riding on such a bus From Florida to Goshen, Indiana in 2014. In this chapter, I remember […]

TOOTH TROUBLES

Editor’s Note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal. I’ve tried so hard to keep my teeth! Born in the days before fluoride was added to our water, my teeth were “soft.” As a kid, I often endured tooth aches and abscesses. Waiting to see the dentist, I chewed baby aspirin and applied clove […]

A VISIT FROM DADDY AND TIGER

Eddies of light snow swirled outside my window. I’m not up to being stranded on 131’s four-lane in snow and cold! It was December 2017. I wanted to see my grandsons’ hockey games. However, my 2005 Ford Escape had developed an odd “cough.” I don’t trust it. I sighed. I needed a reliable car. Considering […]

A ROAD OF REMEMBERING

Note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal.   Perfume of small white orange blossoms rode the breeze as I drove past rows of citrus trees laden with fruit. My drive across Florida’s state road 62 began just north of Wauchula, a small town on US17 east of Tampa and I-75. The two-lane was […]

A TRIBUTE

Editor’s Note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal. Sandy’s been gone three years … and I’m just getting her book of quotes finished! I sat back in my office chair and watched my computer screen. CreateSpace, an online Amazon publisher, was working through. an “automated print check.” As I watched the “progress bar” […]

A FAMILY STORY CONTINUES

Editor’s note: Following is a page from my spiritual notebook. I took a seat at one end of the faded flower couch opposite JK. ABC’s Sunday Evening News with Tom Yamas played on the TV. I picked up my cell phone. As Hubby alternately worked a sudoku and watched news reports, I texted my older […]