Determined Thomas

For over five decades I’ve prayed religiously— I’ve prayed for the restoration of the atrophied muscles in my right leg, injured in a skill saw injury at the age of eighteen. The nerve was severed, and despite a surgical and rehabilitative process, I currently contend with the consternation of a foot-drop condition. My preference for…

Butterfly Wishes

Was it better walled in comfort’s womb?       Wrapped so warmly there, a hopeful tomb? Waiting, workless, fed by unseen hands,       Placed so timely by the Master’s plans. Moses’ desert bush by flaming words,       Set his heart aglow, for he had heard. Jacob’s wrestling angel in his night,       Timely set his soul…

Breakfast at Denny’s

My late morning drive to the local Denny’s restaurant just down the hill from my digs is a highlight in my otherwise boring life! It was not the reasonably priced menu that drew me. There is something more compelling for me. It is hidden on the back of one of the several menus; listed under…

Heaven. Can’t Wait!

Several public personalities passed recently. Prominently, at 92, Barbara Bush, wife of our 41st President, George HW Bush. Knowing how beloved she was, and having observed her public persona for decades, triggered a more pronounced sense of loss. On a personal plain, the father of one of my daughter’s best friends lost his battle with…