September 24, 2019

The Luckiest Woman in the World

Words and emotions float around me like storm clouds. Fear. Cancer. Pain. Death. But every once in a while, there comes a break in the clouds

and a bright memory so beautiful overpowers and takes my breath away. Such is this limbo period i...

March 5, 2019

a God-thing

This morning I was awaken by the sound of Jesus playing a piano right outside my camper window. He sat out under a mesquite tree at an old upright piano and lightly ran his fingers over the keys. The delicate melody floated through the walls of the Traveling...

February 25, 2019

Fifty years and counting . . .

Hey-ho! The adventure continues with Gerp, the Traveling Writing Room, Atticus, the Labradoodle and me. We’ve been holed up in Tyler, Texas for a week. Why, Tyler? Because someone I love lives here. We met fifty years ago as college freshm...

January 23, 2019

A hug a day...

Have you ever gone days at a time without saying a word to another human being? I have. Have you ever gone days without benefit of a human touch? I have. Have you ever gone days and days without ever leaving your house? I have.

Now, before you go feeling s...

December 19, 2018

‘Tis the season

Family and Christmas. We want everything to be just right.  We want our children to appreciate what we give and our parents to appreciate who we’ve become.  We want the gathering of the clan to be pleasant, beautiful and full of peace and harmony.  So, w...

December 12, 2018

Joy to the World!

    

I wrote a weekly newspaper column for seventeen years that appeared in five different papers. I was given only 500 words a week to state my case. Most topics were doable, until it came to Christmas. How does one sum up the Christmas...

November 15, 2018

THOSE PILGRIMS

It was two days before Thanksgiving and time for the annual Thanksgiving Program. I was in second grade. For days my classmates and I worked on our costumes. Some of the boys created black construction paper hats to wear that were as tall as silos. Severa...

November 8, 2018

A lofty goal

Epilogue: The elections are over. Here are my last words on the matter:  Pray for them, all of them. The End.

The other night I helped clean out a storage area at my church. It was your typical storage room, so full, the back corner had not seen the light of...

October 10, 2018

IT IS FINISHED.

 As many of you know my husband, Gary Marlin Cleveland, died five years ago on October 9. Our wedding anniversary is on October 23. October is a hard month for me. I have spent the last five years in mourning, and I haven’t fought it. I think mourning is...

September 7, 2018

So, I write...

Let’s say you are standing in a circle with a group of folks at a party, for our purposes let’s say it is a birthday party. You don’t know everyone in the circle, so folks start introducing themselves and each are asked what they do for a living. Simple....

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