Who Cares What You Think?

Do you remember what the person who married you said? Maybe you do – maybe you don’t. Maybe they didn’t say anything worth remembering or maybe all that was said was, “I now pronounce you man and wife.”  I must admit, there isn’t much I remember about what was said during my wedding, but I do remember what was said at my daughter’s wedding.  “…And now to you parents I want to     read more

Pas Oublié – Not Forgotten

What anniversaries do you remember? Hard on the heart to remember is June 6, 1944—D Day—but an anniversary not to be forgotten.  Easier to recall is my memory of June 1987. We were stationedin Paris, France and invited to spend a weekend with friends at their mountain home in La Brigue, near the Italian border. Coincidentally, and unbeknownst to us, our visit to this picturesque alpine village, coincided with the anniversary of American troops landing in Menton and Ventimiglia to begin the liberation of France during World     read more

Simply Stated but Not Simple Goals

There are two kinds of goals in this world. Simple goals, and goals simply stated. My goal for today is simple: Bring glory and honor to God through all I say, think and do.  Simply stated… but not a simple goal. As The Message explains in the book of Romans in Chapter 7 – Verses 14-25 “What I don’t understand about myself is that I decide one way, but then I act     read more

3 Reasons to Keep Praying

  Several months after my daughter left us on her personal journey of discovery I stopped praying for her. My Bible study prayer partner called me on it. After we’dswapped written prayer requests for the week she said, “Penny. There’s something missing here.” “Really? I don’t think so.” “Yes, there is. Look,” she said handing me back my list. “Your     read more

Drip Drip Drip

Do you have a puddle of pink under your car?   If so—not good. That pinkish-red (yellow, blue or green) liquid you see is coolant or antifreeze leaking from your radiator. Your car needs that fluid to keep from overheating—and  you need to plug the leak before critical damage to the engine occurs!    When the engine is cool, pop the hood and look for the sea-through reservoir where antifreeze is kept. Some older vehicles have no coolant reservoir, so you’ll have to open the cap of the radiator to check. If the levels are     read more

Back in the Saddle

During her holiday visit from London my youngest daughter shared concern others had expressed for me, noting a decline in A Thought From Penny postings. My immediate reaction was to respond with a litany if guilt ridden excuses. “Well, you know; I’ve had a total hip replacement and though I’m doing great I’m still recovering, your Dad’s health requiresmore time     read more