CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

April 28, 2010

Lead Me to My Rocking Chair

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

LEAD ME TO MY ROCKING CHAIR

SCRIPTURE: John 5:36     “I (Jesus) have testimony weightier than that of John. For the very work that the Father has given me to finish, and which I am doing, testifies that the Father has sent me.” (NIV)

REFLECTION: The late Mrs. Grim was 94 years old when I interviewed her for a newspaper article. Her claim to fame was 57 years of service to the Salvation Army, a record in Uniontown if not in the Western Pennsylvania Division of the organization.

     She couldn’t understand why I was interviewing her. She had done nothing special, and she felt like she was bragging when I had her talking about her life. Yet, the work she was finishing testified to the fact that the Father had “sent” her.

     Through the years, she had played (more…)

March 16, 2009

The Old Rocker

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

THE OLD ROCKER

Monte W. Holland, Guest Writer

     It is old. It has been stripped of a lot of layers of paint. It is unfinished. It doesn’t have any padding. It is plain. One of its rockers has been replaced. One of its legs is slightly loose from the seat.
     It is a lonely seat in my bedroom. Hardly anybody sees it but me. Nobody sits on that old rocking chair but me.
     I love that old chair. Almost every night I get up at three, four or five o’clock in the morning to watch some late night TV and maybe do a Sudoku puzzle. There is my chair, by the bed, patiently anticipating an hour or so of quality time with me. (click here to view photo:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolyncholland/3357877639/  ) (more…)

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