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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.

Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself

Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself

Especially during an election I am sick of politics. My American husband tries again and again to explain the intricacies, traditions, and more of politics in the United States. I don’t care. It is ugly. All of it is ugly. I don’t want any part of this. There's a bad...

Life Like a River Flows

Life Like a River Flows

Seeking peace This morning the water in the canal outside my office window is dead still. There’s no breeze playfully distorting its calm. No boat has come by yet, leaving a “V” of rippling water behind. All is well in canal land. Then there's my life. Here too, all...

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.

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...

SOAKING IT UP.

SOAKING IT UP.

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....

LIST MAKER EXTRAORDINAIRE.

LIST MAKER EXTRAORDINAIRE.

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....

THE STAR CHILDREN AMONG US.

THE STAR CHILDREN AMONG US.

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...

THOSE NEW YEARS’ RESOLUTIONS.

THOSE NEW YEARS’ RESOLUTIONS.

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...

ON THIS FINAL DAY OF 2018

ON THIS FINAL DAY OF 2018

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...

Is this the sign I’ve been waiting for?

Is this the sign I’ve been waiting for?

Is this the sign I've been waiting for? My computer died. On a Thursday evening. When I had a blog due on Friday. Now, I know there are hearty souls out there who write books on their phones. I'm not one of them. No Sirree. I want a decent keyboard and mouse and all...

WHEN HE COMES AGAIN

WHEN HE COMES AGAIN

    WHEN HE COMES AGAIN Christmas has come and gone. All that remains is to take down the ornaments and the tree. And put out trash bag after trash bag of wrapping and tinsel and rosettes and more. Gather together the gifts that will be returned. Or store to be...

IT’S CHRISTMAS EVE

IT’S CHRISTMAS EVE

IT’S CHRISTMAS EVE Advent has come and gone. As I eagerly await the birth of the Christ Child, my mind once again turns to his mother. What do I really know about her? I thought about her as I went about my days through Advent. I dreamt about her. I tried to walk her...

LORD, I’M BADLY IN NEED OF A MOUNTAIN TOP MOMENT.

LORD, I’M BADLY IN NEED OF A MOUNTAIN TOP MOMENT.

LORD, I’M BADLY IN NEED OF A MOUNTAIN TOP MOMENT. I’m downer than down. Memories of those who have gone before are swirling around in my waking moments. And in my sleep, they come as dreams. The joy I should feel with the imminent birth of the Christ Child is nowhere...

RUN GIRL RUN!

RUN GIRL RUN!

RUN GIRL RUN! Last night I got a kick in the rear from one of my favorite writers. A lady called Joyce Meyer. (https://www.joycemeyer.org/) I owe this woman a great deal. The influence she’s had on my life can not be measured. It came at a time when I badly needed...

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