Time of Reflection: Gentleness

I need to reflect on “gentleness” today, the next to the last gift of the spirit. I forgot that I hadn’t finished them because I have had too many bad-body-days since I returned to Michigan. I’ve been on edge, and my edges are pretty sharp. If you want the real scoop, just ask JB. I get no awards for gentleness […]

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Time of Reflection: Faithfulness

One of the rewards of a long relationship fraught with trials and tribulations, is a quiet, comforting trust – a faithfulness that just is. This is what I want to say, but it is a lie, or more accurately a partial truth. Along with the trials and tribulations, I need to include a willingness to walk back into the war […]

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Togetherness

When J & I first considered living in Florida for four months out of the year I was a little concerned. We had spent two or three weeks here every January for many years, and sometimes we got on each other’s nerves – too much togetherness. Would we be happy away from family and friends and all that sustains us […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable

Companionable – let me consult the dictionary in my mind. The dictionary that gives me definitions that are as much emotional as intellectual. Companionable means going together, a good fit, enjoying each other’s company. What could be more companionable than warm-from-the-oven rhubarb coffee cake and a cup of decaf coffee in the evening with the comfortable companionship of the person […]

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