In less than a week we will leave our little home in Florida and head back to the real world. For most of the winter we have escaped the frigid temperatures and icy roads and exchanged them for sand and ocean. It is the best of two worlds, but we miss the first crocus as it rears its colorful head through the awakening soil and the smiling daffodils as they lift their faces to the sun. We're too late for the arrival of the first robin to our yard and the joy of that fresh smell of spring alludes us. It's a trade-off and we'll continue our annual escape, but sometimes I yearn to be snowed in, settled by a snapping fire with a freshly baked muffin and hot coffee waiting to be devoured.
With the Resurrection Sunday approaching, it is time to reflect on a more important decision. What an opportunity to give our lives over to Christ. Spring speaks of newness of life and when we turn our hearts to God, we become new - clean - acceptable to our Lord.
Life itself is a trade-off. When we depart this planet we will not share in the next generation's joys and achievements, but we will be with our maker, and that - dear friends is a far better deal. God's blessing on your life.
Welcome to my blog. I hope you will return often for that second cup.
Writing has become more than a way to make lists or keep in touch with friends. It is a vital part of who I am. For the past few years I've been writing essays, devotionals, a memoir, and several novels. I invite you to join me on this site so we can explore ways together to improve our writings. Words can be beautiful or they can be hurtful - even devastating. The well-placed word or phrase, the choice metaphor, a fresh perspective - each can add to the reader's participation in sharing the thoughts of the writer. I invite anyone who wants to improve their work or even if you have never attempted writing beyond a grocery list to return often. Feel free to add your thoughts. There are no grades given - no critics to deter you. We do this as friends - chatting over their second cup of coffee. (or tea, if you prefer.)