Month: April 2023

  • Words like honey

    The church program included a beautiful rendition of a familiar Bible story told in dance by professional ballerinas. They soared and swooped as they lifted their arms to portray the story’s details and the wonder of God’s interaction through the events. Their graceful pirouettes, leaps of joy and collapses into sorrow expressed the emotions of…

  • Gathering of sewing machine hobbyists

    Folks drove hours, even days to gather in Texarkana to talk about their old, black sewing machines at the TOGA (Treadle Gathering and Academy.) Everyone there collects, repairs and /or uses old black sewing machines like their grandmother and great-grandmother once did. These all metal machines weigh 40 to 50 pounds. Hubby and I sat…

  • Nighttime scammer

    Scams come any time of the day. Sleep time hovered when the phone dinged and a message appeared. “How you doing. Sorry for just hitting you up but do you have 80$ I can borrow until tmr (tomorrow) for the kids so I can get them some things?” I knew him, my cousin’s son, but…

  • Miraculous change

    “I believe in miracles, I’ve seen a soul set free. Miraculous the change in one redeemed at Calvary.” For weeks those lyrics have stuck on my thoughts. It began with a phone call. The caller said ‘Buddy’ had moved out of his daughter’s house. “They broke up.” “Oh,” we mumbled. Not sad. We had prayed…