Hardest Thing

I thought, “I have survived the worst that life can throw at me.”

But that was before I experienced the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.  As I sat at my brother’s bedside; holding his hand to my cheek, he slipped into eternity.

That was one month ago.  Every day my brother’s last words play over and over in my mind:

“I love you, Sherron,” he declared.

And, “I’m going straight to Jesus!” until he did.

Now the hardest thing I face each day is … each day.

I love you, brother, like no other.
I yearn to give you a hug.
God blessed me when He gave me you –
Just you; I have no other.
Though I held your hand, it was no use.  You slipped away.
I’m left wondering, how long until we meet again
In that age of timelessness?
This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.
I am lost without you.
I love you brother, like no other.
Like no other…

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, thank You that my brother has victory in Christ over death and the grave.  He is joyfully dancing in heaven with our dad; they are both completely healed and free of cancer forever.  Hallelujah!!  Glory to Your Holy Spirit for giving strength, comfort, and hope to family and friends.  I respect the wisdom of Your will that took him to Your heavenly home where he is now ageless, painless, and living the abundant life that You originally intended for us all.  Thank You for Your grace that, by the blood of Jesus, our separation is only temporary.  Maranatha, Jesus! Maranatha!


Forever, O Lord, thy Word is settled in heaven. ~ Psalm 119:89 KJV
Thy Word is true from the beginning: and every one of Thy righteous judgments endureth forever. ~ Psalm 119:160 KJV

Special blessings, Lord, to the family member who recently shared Your Word:

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. ~ Psalm 116:15 KJV

and …

Sunrise Over My House
Joy Comes in the Morning!

But for now …. just mourning.




Pinkish Upsweep

We don’t need more to be thankful for.  We just need to be more thankful. 
Dr. Rexella Van Impe

When we are feeling deprived and think we need more stuff to make us feel good, just look around.  Start at the ceiling of the room you are in and work your way down the wall clear to the floor.  Do the same with the other walls.  Name each object you notice and then start making a pile to donate to charity.


What am I saying here?  Perhaps if you realize how much you already have, you may feel more blessed – maybe give most of it away to someone less fortunate.  Then go out and buy updated stuff to replace that stuff.  If you don’t feel thankful, hopefully the new owners will feel thankful.

Trust me, everything I just said is wrong.  Except for the last part about the less fortunate being more thankful to have our cast-off stuff.

Thankfulness is another word for appreciation.  Appreciation is an attitude which is mostly held by the humble and meek of this world.  Yes, the inheritors …

Then Jesus turned to his disciples and said, “God blesses you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours.”Luke 6:20 NLT

The longer I live, the more I realize that being thankful has less to do with how much I have to be thankful for and more to do with thanking my Creator for EVERYTHING, for it all belongs to Him.

God bless you and thanks for following

Sunset at Cannery Road