Monthly Archives: May 2014

Signs That God Exists

Whether or not to believe in the existence of God (YHWH, pron. Jehovah) is a very personal decision. In my case, I was introduced to the concept of entering into a personal relationship with the God of the Bible, through what was described to me as a process of reconciliation. God sent His only Son, […]

Clutter Monster Diaries, Part 3

Here is our joint progress for Day 3. My daughter did the corner counter and the back hall. I can feel some of my depression lifting. Teamwork has made all the difference. That, and tackling only a small sub-area at a time. Picking an area that will give the most dramatic effect with the least […]

Clutter Monster Diaries, Part 2

This is the progress report for Day 2, in my bold plan to dismantle the invasive “Clutter Monster” that has insidiously taken up residence in my home. Although it took years for the relentless “Monster” to develop, the work of de-cluttering seems to be off to a good start. I neglected to mention earlier that […]

Clutter Monster Diaries, Part 1

If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign? ― Albert Einstein A Hoarder’s Lament I have experienced a momentary and curious flash of fear, at the prospect of clearing away a substantial portion of the clutter that has surrounded me for years. I […]

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“Mom, I Wish You Could Have Been Here on Mother’s Day.”

As Mother’s Day approached this year, I mentally recounted, as I do every year, how long it had been since my mother had passed away—nearly 19, and I felt a sudden pang, as that cruelly-ordinary number suddenly made my mom feel so very far away. I felt a familiar wave of sadness, and a soul-deep […]

It’s an OCC-OCC-OCD World! (May 2014)

Well, it has finally happened: I have become a victim of credit card fraud, to the tune of $1770. I have always staunchly refused to do online banking, in hopes of reducing the risk of such things. So, I have the habit of calling my bank’s automated teller line, every two or three days, to […]