What are you going to be?

“But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.” – Isaiah 64:8 “Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.  And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.”   – Jeremiah 18:3-4 Have you ever seen a building being erected and wondered, “What is that going to be?” Every time my mother passed a construction site, she would say, “I wonder what that is going to be.” The funny thing is, she was not just curious about new buildings going up, but she would even inquire out loud about the future of demolition sites. She would say, “Oh, [this place or that … Read more

Don’t Spoil Your Appetite

When I was a kid, my mom had this thing about us eating anything while she was preparing a meal. She would not let us snack while she was cooking. We could not have dessert before dinner. This applied to both us kids and Dad. She would say, “You’re going to spoil your appetite.” She did not want us to get full off of junk when she would soon put a wholesome meal on the table. As a kid, this really seemed unfair, but as an adult, I understand it more clearly. In retrospect, I understand that my mom wanted to fill me with food that would give me energy and sustenance. When I feast on snack food rather than a meal, I start to feel sluggish and even dirty.   I think sometimes along this life journey, we get a hankering for something and we want it right then and … Read more

It’s no Joke

This post is going to be more vulnerable than a lot of the blogs I’ve published lately. I usually post every two weeks, but yesterday marked four years since I lost my best friend/mother to sudden death. This year I have experienced flashbacks of that day and all of the horror that it brought. It is really interesting how the brain works. Sometimes these things seem to come from out of nowhere. My family lost the most valuable person in our lives on March 31, 2016. We waited until the next day to put anything about it on social media and thankfully nobody beat us to it. Unfortunately, the next day was April 1st and a lot of people thought it was a bad April Fool’s joke. That would have made a terrible prank, but it would have been better than the reality of the loss.  Death is mean. The … Read more