Without the Storms


Without the clouds, there’d be no storm!

We’ve weathered many storms, hubby and me. None were welcome. All brought blessings beyond anything we could ever have imagined.

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Without the lingering storm clouds, we’d miss the color of sunrise

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And the beauty of sunset.


Or the glorious beauty of the cross.


Today is our oldest daughter’s birthday. And she is celebrating with Jesus.

And today I’m reminded once again, that without the storms


There’d be no rainbows.

And the rainbow assures me that one day…one day very soon…there will be no more storms!

Then!  Then we will celebrate all the birthdays we’ve missed!!

Happy Birthday, Tamara Jill!!


Tell Me a Story

Tucked away in the hills


and along country roads


are stories to be told…

if only walls could talk.

Stories of love and life,


heartache and death,

success and failure,

but all need to be penned.

Oh, that I might one day be still

long enough to listen and record.


Before I, too, become too old.