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12 January 01, 2024

Morris’ Musings: Prayers for Grandchildren

2024-01-12T17:16:04-05:00January 12, 2024|Categories: Morris' Musings|0 Comments

This week, our church began a 21-day fast. For the past few days, I have been pondering writing a blog about the importance of praying for our children and grandchildren. Then, I received a popup on Facebook that Jasmine had written eight years ago when our first granddaughter, Leila, was only [...]

23 December 12, 2023

Morris’ Musings: Blue Christmas

2023-12-23T18:41:28-05:00December 23, 2023|Categories: Morris' Musings|2 Comments

Put yourself in Joseph's sandals. Betrothed to a young virgin, only to find out that she is pregnant, he places her on a donkey and leads her on a week-long 80-mile trip through mountainous terrain from Nazareth to Bethlehem. The sky was a deep blue, illuminated by a massive canopy of [...]

29 July 07, 2023

Widows and Widowers: Be Still

2023-09-23T22:38:37-05:00July 29, 2023|Categories: Widows and Widowers|0 Comments

Pictured is my granddaughter, Emily, at one year old, waiting for her appointment with her chiropractor. Chiropractor? Yes, she has been going to a chiropractor since she was an infant. Reading her expression, I’m unsure of what is happening inside her. It could be fear, anxiety, or concern for her mom, [...]

29 July 07, 2023

Morris’ Musings: Be Still

2023-09-23T22:40:11-05:00July 29, 2023|Categories: Morris' Musings|2 Comments

Pictured is my granddaughter, Emily, at one year old, waiting for her appointment with her chiropractor. Chiropractor? Yes, she has been going to a chiropractor since she was an infant. Reading her expression, I’m unsure of what is happening inside her. It could be fear, anxiety, or concern for her mom, [...]

17 July 07, 2023

Morris’ Musings: Transitions

2023-09-23T22:41:55-05:00July 17, 2023|Categories: Morris' Musings|0 Comments

Jasmine had a refined artistic touch that flowed from her Japanese cultural heritage. Her fingerprints were visible throughout our home—her portrait, her framed 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of a geisha woman, and her painting of a Japanese garden adorned our walls. Dry flower arrangements stood prominently in tall vases accented by many [...]

17 July 07, 2023

Widows and Widowers: Transitions

2023-07-17T21:44:33-05:00July 17, 2023|Categories: Widows and Widowers|0 Comments

When a widower finds a new love interest and the opportunity for her to visit the home arises, the question of what to do about pictures of his late wife and other reflections of her in the home occurs, too. Jasmine had a refined artistic touch that flowed from her Japanese [...]

17 July 07, 2023

Widows and Widowers: Part 8 from What Now God?, Isolation Kills, Stay Connected

2023-07-17T16:41:34-05:00July 17, 2023|Categories: Widows and Widowers|0 Comments

Jasmine was first admitted to the hospital at the height of the COVID pandemic and placed in isolation, which meant no visitors allowed. I had been recovering at home from my bout with COVID. Four days later, I drove an hour to the hospital to be re-examined (I had COVID pneumonia). After my [...]

17 July 07, 2023

Widows and Widowers: Part 5 from What Now God?, A Fourth Way to Raise Your Hand to God

2023-07-17T16:12:14-05:00July 17, 2023|Categories: Widows and Widowers|0 Comments

In my previous post, I discussed three ways to raise your hand to God when going through painful circumstances, such as losing your wife: Raise an accusative finger, blaming Him for what we perceive as unnecessary pain or unfulfilled promises. Raise an angry fist in His face because we feel He [...]

17 July 07, 2023

Widows and Widowers: Part 1 from What Now God?, Like the Road to Hana

2023-07-21T10:47:23-05:00July 17, 2023|Categories: Widows and Widowers|0 Comments

Driving the Road to Hana on the northeast coastline of Maui, Hawaii, can be treacherous. There are 617 hairpin turns and fifty-nine one-lane bridges. Carefully navigating this narrow winding road for sixty-four miles creates constant tension for the driver. It is hard to enjoy the tropical scenery while being transfixed on [...]

27 May 05, 2023

Iam Tongi, Monsters, and Fatherhood

2023-06-06T10:07:10-05:00May 27, 2023|Categories: Morris' Musings|2 Comments

Why am I feeling so emotional? I am watching a video of Iam Tongi's duet with James Blunt from American Idol, singing Blunt's song "Monsters." Watching it live brought me to tears along with everyone else . . . and it is bringing me to tears again. Three months ago, I [...]

11 May 05, 2023

Morris’ Musings: My Theory on Mass Shooters

2023-05-11T10:28:13-05:00May 11, 2023|Categories: Morris' Musings|1 Comment

Mass shootings have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. It felt personal when it reached the Allen Premium Outlet Mall in Texas last Saturday afternoon. We have shopped there and have friends who live nearby. We mourn the eight innocent victims and pray for their family members, some of whom [...]

17 March 03, 2023

Morris’ Musings: It Took Me 57 Years!

2023-06-06T10:03:29-05:00March 17, 2023|Categories: Morris' Musings|3 Comments

The most well-known verse in the Bible is John 3:16. Every believer knows it, and everyone watching an NFL football game at least knows about it as "John 3:16" signs appear in the end zones. One could argue that the second most well-known verse is Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all [...]

18 July 07, 2022

Woman at the Well Part 3: Politically Incorrect

2022-07-29T17:07:11-05:00July 18, 2022|Categories: The Woman at the Well|0 Comments

We live in a politically-driven, divided culture faced with conflict on every side, and it is becoming increasingly fractured. Allegations of racism, the sanctity of life vs. abortion rights, Judeo-Christian ethics vs. “woke” ideology, the list goes on and on. You get the picture. We cannot help but be concerned about [...]

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