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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.

The Poodle Who Fell Into Dark Waters

The Poodle Who Fell Into Dark Waters

Our poodle likes walking on the edge of the dock My past ranges from cringe-worthy incidents to other failures, successes, joy, and even tragedy. I do look back sometimes and reflect, especially the times I have fallen; I will never forget those who have pulled me...

It’s Okay To Let Go of a Dream and Just Be in the Present

It’s Okay To Let Go of a Dream and Just Be in the Present

The present moment is all I have As I pray, I can only connect with God in the present moment, not in the past, not worrying about the future. It took me decades to embrace this truth as expressed so beautifully in The Sacrament of the Present Moment by...

IF I THOUGHT IT WOULD HELP, I WOULD WEEP.

IF I THOUGHT IT WOULD HELP, I WOULD WEEP.

IF I THOUGHT IT WOULD HELP, I WOULD WEEP.Tear my clothes. Thump my chest. Alas. This is the 21st Century. If I did something like the above, someone would call 911 and they’d take me away for evaluation. Probably Baker Act me should the Captain object and tell them...

WHY DO YOU WORRY SO?

WHY DO YOU WORRY SO?

WHY DO YOU WORRY SO?Lately, I’ve been quietly freaking out.  And after the “derrring do” this past weekend in Washington, even more than usual. I’m not always quiet about it but the Captain has selective hearing and when immersed in Sudoku, turns deaf anyway. But...

EXTERMINATING SOME WEE CRITTERS.

EXTERMINATING SOME WEE CRITTERS.

EXTERMINATING SOME WEE CRITTERS.I’m in the sunset of my life. I’ve said farewell to late afternoon Yet, I’m not ready to welcome twilight. I find, at this time of my life, that long forgotten hymns and Bible verses from Bible study in my teens are parading through my...

STANDING AT A CROSSROAD.

STANDING AT A CROSSROAD.

STANDING AT A CROSSROAD.Something happened this morning. Well, it’s been brewing for a while but finally HAPPENED this morning. I opened my favorite devotional, the amazing writings from Oswald Chambers. And came across a note I made two years ago. January 16th, 2017....

HE’S A GENTLEMAN.

HE’S A GENTLEMAN.

HE’S A GENTLEMAN.I grew up in a home where my brothers wouldn’t sit down to a meal before my mother was seated. They’d stand behind their chairs. Respectfully. The one nearest to her would pull out her chair and wait until she sat. My brothers would open car doors for...

WHY COULDN’T I LEAVE WELL ALONE.

WHY COULDN’T I LEAVE WELL ALONE.

HE’S A GENTLEMAN.I grew up in a home where my brothers wouldn’t sit down to a meal before my mother was seated. They’d stand behind their chairs. Respectfully. The one nearest to her would pull out her chair and wait until she sat. My brothers would open car doors for...

SOAKING IT UP.

SOAKING IT UP.

WHY COULDN’T I LEAVE WELL ALONE.I’m Tired, Overwhelmed and Confused. What evil spirit prompted me to check my “likes” on May I Hug You.com. That website. My first born, the child of my heart, the one linked to Facebook. I gave that infant all my love. My attention. My...

LIST MAKER EXTRAORDINAIRE.

LIST MAKER EXTRAORDINAIRE.

SOAKING IT UP.The spiritual part of our being never says “I can’t.” It simply soaks up everything around it. (Oswald Chambers) For a while now, I’ve been wondering whether there’s still a book lurking somewhere inside me. I believe in each of us there are stories....

THE STAR CHILDREN AMONG US.

THE STAR CHILDREN AMONG US.

LIST MAKER EXTRAORDINAIRE.That would be me. I make a daily list of everything I should do. I’m proud of my list. Sort of. It sounds wonderful to be that organized. The down side? When I get to the end of the day and half of the items on my list are still there....

THOSE NEW YEARS’ RESOLUTIONS.

THOSE NEW YEARS’ RESOLUTIONS.

THE STAR CHILDREN AMONG US.I could also say Aliens, Angels and Grandchildren. Some time ago I watched a TV program on Aliens. This is an earth-shattering announcement. Grandma watching TV is a miracle. I never do. But there I was. Wine glass in hand, keeping Grandpa...

ON THIS FINAL DAY OF 2018

ON THIS FINAL DAY OF 2018

THOSE NEW YEARS’ RESOLUTIONS.I subscribe to a website called Quora. I indicate my interests and areas of “expertise,” then answer questions posed by other readers. I’m always flattered when a question comes my way that I feel I can answer. Often, it’s outside my...

Is this the sign I’ve been waiting for?

Is this the sign I’ve been waiting for?

ON THIS FINAL DAY OF 2018 The old year gasps and stutters and limps towards the finish line. I feel philosophical. “Calm and unflinching in the face of trouble, defeat or loss.” According to Merriam-Webster.” I firmly believe in signs and omens and dreams.  Thus, I’ve...

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