A Welcome to Autumn (Good Riddance to Summer)

Summer’s road was rough and hardLeaving me a little scarred.Unexpected devastation,Basket case of frustration.But like all things, summer’s passedInto history at last.I welcome fall in all its gloryReady for a different story.Bring on lots of pumpkin spiceDon’t lose hope that something niceMay happen still despite the messSo let it go, that weary stress.To the wind,Continue reading “A Welcome to Autumn (Good Riddance to Summer)”

Before the Resurrection

Saturday is a day that gets missed in celebrating Easter. There’s Thursday with the Last Supper, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. What about Saturday? The despair and lack of hope that the disciples and followers of Jesus must have faced after the crucifixion needs to be remembered as well. I wrote this poem for theContinue reading “Before the Resurrection”

Inspired by Ireland

Surely I’m at least a small percent Irish. After all, the freckles and auburn highlights have to come from somewhere. But I’m of Anabaptist faith, and typically we are largely of Swiss and German descent. One of these years, I’d like to do the DNA test to see what my ancestry really looks like. UntilContinue reading “Inspired by Ireland”

Christmas in My Town

We’re just another small hometown, Where the snow comes drifting down. Right beside the interstate, The winter’s long; spring’s always late. But thoughts of spring are premature As evidenced by the decor, Gifts we’re buying in the store, Snowy bootprints on the floor. Filling boxes up with cheese Curl more ribbon, would you please? MochaContinue reading “Christmas in My Town”

A Christmas Short Story

The plot I suggested in my last post, with the coffee and the tree and the Christmas date happened to be a short story just waiting to be written. Humor me as I attempt some fiction, decidedly Hallmark-like, with a bit of a Christian twist. It is totally predictable and a little unrealistic, with aContinue reading “A Christmas Short Story”

A Dozen Thanks Givings

1. Hedgehog cookies. Aren’t they the most adorable cookies you’ve ever seen? 2. The headline this morning about the Supreme Court’s decision concerning the houses of worship in New York. I am encouraged to know that our right to gather in freedom to worship is being upheld, pandemic or not. I believe the gathering ofContinue reading “A Dozen Thanks Givings”

The Unexpected Path

She was a discoverer of paths hidden. It started out as an expedition, a very short expedition, I might add, through the evergreens behind the house, standing in stately predictability. But when she got to the end of the little wood, there were several small Christmas tree-like specimens gathered close to a small grassy area.Continue reading “The Unexpected Path”