I was back in Waynesville, North Carolina, this past week and notice that someone had posted this message to the heavens above as a prayer perhaps for Christmas. . . . But now since that has come and gone, it must be a prayer for the New Year.
I love the paths at Fort Mountain. If you have never been to this magical place, then take a day trip and go! You'll thank me for the suggestion. The lower pathway winds around the south side of the mountain and ascends through a forest of hardwoods, pines, Hemlocks, and fir trees. The day we [...]
Grace-Calvary Church is the oldest church building in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. I think I have written that before, but I don't know if I wrote the following about the structure: "It was built by Jarvis Van Buren a relative of U. S. President Van Buren and consecrated on October 10, 1842. It's a [...]
Earlier today, Cocoa had an operation. A small fatty tumor needed to come out, and we found out that while it was attached to the chest muscle there is no need to worry. She will be fine and probably be up by tomorrow and ready to make a day trip to North Carolina by Thursday [...]
Yesterday Cocoa Joy visited one of her favorite places—Fort Mountain State Park. The drive to get there is much longer than when we lived in Atlanta, which means she doesn't have the opportunity to go there as often. In fact, it's been over two years since we were last there but it is still just [...]
Striking a pose: Johanna and her family dropped by for brunch two days before Christmas Eve. She had a new little friend that totally captivated Cocoa. Look at those eyes! Then on Christmas Eve, my brother and his family came for our traditional Christmas Eve dinner. Abigail was ready for a hug. Here's his [...]
Just being silly with friends—just trying to be a Christmas angel.
Sometimes you start down a road not knowing where you will end up. And before you know it, you end up exactly where you should be. The wonder of Christmas is that God had it all planned from the start.