“This is the last weekend I will spend here in Annapolis before my departure on Tuesday morning… …but if all goes well upon my return to Oklahoma, and the ensuing Eastward voyage back to Maryland (this time with my family in tow), it will not be the last LORD`s Day spent in fellowship with the … Continue reading a year of Heritage
I wake up bleary-eyed and shivering. The wee lass is sitting on her mother`s pillow, absent-mindedly poking my eyelids with her chubby finger. “Da?!” she asks in an eager whisper. I gather her into a tight embrace under the quilt; she leans her head against my chest and sighs: “Da.” Sophia`s attention soon wanders… and … Continue reading "…it`s a beautiful day…"
I just arrived at work… quite a bit later than I am supposed to, I admit; my usual hours being from around ten in the morning until six in the evening. Last night was rough, as Israel and Sophia each have a touch of Summertime allergies. Nothing altogether serious, but symptoms aggravating enough to prevent … Continue reading Black Coffee Blues
The house is quiet, and growing quieter. Candace is upstairs with the children, no doubt tucking them into their blankets and leading them in their evening prayers. I await her presence, here at the end of this day… the end of a long week. A single foaming crest within a storm-toss`d Sea. I am the … Continue reading "…sweet-breathing Zephyrus did softly play…"
A mild and gentle Satyr`s day. Our house arose sleepily to greet the flaxen-gold Summer morn. Israel first, in dimple-cheeked creeping across the squeaky beams. I watched him cross the floor and descend the stairs, in my mind`s eye. Desirous to remain asleep and enfolded in my love`s warm embrace, I kept my eyes shut … Continue reading Steady the Roar of the Gale