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THE STORIES AND GLORIES OF HUGGING A STRANGER A DAY … AND OTHER LIFE LESSONS

Ida Adams

Writer/Dreamer. Not of this world. Just passing through. Lover of All Creatures Great and Small. Unapologetic Christian.

I Believe That My Sins Are Washed Away in Baptism

I Believe That My Sins Are Washed Away in Baptism

Photo by Josue Michel on Unsplash Baptism means so much to me that I want to be baptized again. I thought of Baptism recently while cleaning our boat and dreaming of a long hot shower. Baptizing myself from top to bottom, water sluicing over every bump,...

I Was at Rock Bottom, But God Found Me Where I Was

I Was at Rock Bottom, But God Found Me Where I Was

And that’s when I converted to Catholicism. The year was 1994. Father Peter,” I said. “You don’t know me, and I’m not a Catholic, but I need help.” “How soon can you get here?” he said. I arrived in the United States to a marriage in tatters. My husband and I had been...

Jack Be Nimble Jack Be Quick, and Jack, Watch Where You Are Going

Jack Be Nimble Jack Be Quick, and Jack, Watch Where You Are Going

More than my pride was hurt I lifted my head. Being able to do that meant it was still attached to my neck and my body. Which meant my spinal cord was intact. Which meant I had not been crippled. Boating In forty-plus years of being around boats, I have never tripped...

Did You Know That Holding Back a Reply Can Be a Holy Moment

Did You Know That Holding Back a Reply Can Be a Holy Moment

Sunrise - a daily Holy Moment - photo from the author's files. And Holy Moments can become a way of life There was a pile of small books next to the church bulletin. I glimpsed at it and smiled at the title. In bold print, it declared - Holy Moments I have more books...

HOLY MOMENTS

HOLY MOMENTS

Did You Know That Holding Back a Reply Can Be a Holy Moment There was a pile of small books next to the church bulletin. I glimpsed at it and smiled at the title. In bold print, it declared - Holy Moments I have more books on my to-read list than I could read in my...

From Goldilocks to Silver Fox: Embracing My Aging Hair

From Goldilocks to Silver Fox: Embracing My Aging Hair

Photo of my granddaughter. She has the hair I wanted. Aging Brought Me the Hair I’ve Always Wanted The Powers of Genetics had gifted me with medium reddish-brown hair. Hair with a medium sort of wave. A medium bounce, going in a different direction than I wanted. A...

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