Humor…Hope…and Holiness

Happy Beginning: First blog post

This is the first post for the new blog humor, hope and holiness. Topic--Happy beginnings and happy endings. Books: "All of 'em should have a happy ending. All of 'em hast to!" This post includes a happy beginning plan for the blog which explains what readers might find in each of the menu categories: faith matters, music matters and open roads.

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Can GOOD NEWS Prevail Over BAD NEWS?

It's bad news when a boy goes to the refrigerator and exclaims with a horrified voice, "Not again! It's empty!" It's good news when good prevails over evil. Why do people gossip to spread bad news about others? What is it that keeps people listening to bad news and believing untruthful news? How can we discern what news is "good" versus "bad?" In this post, blogger Keena ruminates on these topics and shares Scripture from the Holy Bible.

Racing Through Stepping Stones and Pit Stops. Helping Loved Ones Along the Way.

Do you "give it your all" in competitive environments, striving to win the prize? Are restorative pit stops along the way of your life's race so you can remain energized, rested and able to carry on through unpredictable paths of unfamiliar stepping stones and pit stops? This post contains thoughts about racing and competition and goals, along with Scripture verses about how God establishes our steps and rescues us from pits of destruction. A photo of a confusing traffic signal prompts questions about responding to a loved one's serious illness. Knowing Jesus as Savior and Lord is most important.

LIGHT and FREEDOM – CT 050628

Four-year-old Nick said, "The sun is beeping in my eyes." "Beeping?" Mom asked. "Yes, because light, shade, light, shade..." he concluded. During that one night, we enjoyed watching and hearing a {fire department sanctioned} fireworks display over a small pond... Continue Reading →

Who Heals? What Christ DID He DOES! — CT 050509

Andy (4) had fallen while running on asphalt. The next day, he said, "Mom, my ow-ies are healing and I getting my knee back." His twin brother added, "Mom, God fix ow-ies and Jesus fix ow-ies, too." JESUS FIXES OW-IES!... Continue Reading →

One Definition of Surreal: When a Loved One is Diagnosed With Stage 4 Cancer


Illnesses Can Prompt Better Ways of Living – CT050312

Illnesses compel changes. In a journal from my early childrearing days, I'd filled a page after reflecting upon the Bible verse: Philippians 2:14. Here's the verse from the Expanded Bible: "Do everything without complaining [grumbling] or arguing."¬†Philippians 2:14 (EXB) Writing... Continue Reading →

Conqueror of Fear

"God is stronger than ALL the monsters. God will make a big circle and will lock it [the big circle] and the monsters can NEVER get out!" Nick (age 4) delivered this monologue in our van after Mom picked up... Continue Reading →

“It’s Almost Like You ARE the MUSIC…”

While at the piano playing music from the arcade version of Tetris (video game), Andy (age 15) said to Mom, "You know this song... I love playing it on the baby grand...down low. It vibrates." He continued, "I know it... Continue Reading →

Memories of Loved Ones Brightened by Flowers Blossoming in May

"A Quiet Restoration" poem. Bleeding hearts. Compassion demonstrated by adult children as parent caregivers. Loss and Memorials. Love and Redemption.

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