Thankful Thursdays

Here’s to the graduates. And to He who makes it all possible. Lauren’s graduate school ceremony is tonight; Danny receives his bachelor’s degree tomorrow night. Watching them both bravely thrive through college has been quite the parental journey, I can … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For Friends. The old ones we’ve had in our lives forever, and the new ones we’ve managed to make old ones out of. The ones who stick through thick and thin and are always present, and the ones whose presence … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For Christmas Cards. This is the time of year I remind you to take a break from social media and write out…and touch someone. The rise of social media has us posting, liking, tweeting, e-mailing, and/or texting our sentiments, in … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Thankful Thursday

That His love will always find us. Life is a hellova coaster ride, as we know, where we’re strapped in alongside the good, the bad, and the ugly. And I must say, among all of the emotions I personally experience during life’s … Continue reading

Throwback Thankful Thursday

For great parents. My siblings and I were blessed with parents who loved us and guided us. Mom and Dad always put us first and sacrificed so much for us. They taught us, among many things, about respect, responsibility, faith, … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For November days in the 305. It’s crowded here, traffic’s a bear, people are weird, but that’s the case in most big cities. However, you can’t beat the weather in Florida, especially during this time of year. And for that, … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For God’s saving grace. This unconditional gift sustains us, fills all our empty spaces, and gives us peace. And peace is the perfect posture I want for my soul. “But by the grace of God I am what I am.” … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

Thanks for the Eulogy, Mom!  Mom’s eulogy was the result of an “epishower.” The epiphany came to me while I showered as I got ready for the services last Saturday. Days prior to her passing, whenever I thought about what to say … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

That “I can do all things through Christ who strenghens me.” [Philippians 4:13]. Especially now. That, and the group hugs at home, and I’m good to go. What are you thankful for today? “My precious child, I love you and … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For Thumper…and Jose Martí. A rabbit and a poet whose words are golden. “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.” Maybe that scene from Bambi oughta be looping online 24/7.  And Martí’s La Rosa Blanca? Well, … Continue reading