Author Archives: andreastiles

It’s Been Almost 30 Years: Time to Tell

Listening to the preaching this morning from Revelations and considering “after these things….” Scripture records history and it records prophesy. It details lives of individuals as well as nations and groups of people, and in it we find true words … Continue reading

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Remembering and More Tired Ramblings:

It’s been a bit of a hard day. Coming off of five good days with boys visiting – filling the house with their happy noise, and then the quiet that fell when they left yesterday evening gave way to a … Continue reading

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Days to Remember

We mark time’s passing with celebrations and remembrances, and as we do we take stock of where we’ve been, what’s been gained and lost, and what we hope for in the future. Spent time this morning with Riley and Heather. … Continue reading

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Unwelcome at the Table

I’ve been out pulling weeds with a million thoughts swirling. I found myself humming and singing an old hymn as I pondered who I am and how I came to be this way. I often hold back from sharing things … Continue reading

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Thoughts…

Been here almost a year, just almost, and the previous homeowner who owns some lots next to us said through his realtor that the lots go with this home, but he wouldn’t discuss selling them to us until after we … Continue reading

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Concern

I remember when the video first appeared showing a police officer with his knee on the back of a man who was begging for air. I remember the horror I felt, the anger, and the despair. I watched most of … Continue reading

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The Journey

The vote of “no confidence” was earned by a world of others who chose to look the other way when care and attention was needed. Of all the things I’ve battled in this life, this one lies at the root. … Continue reading

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A Few Things That Shaped Me

First of all, I believe in miracles because I’ve seen them. I’ve been the recipient of blessings beyond what I would have thought to ask for. That will make a believer out of a person. It did me. I used … Continue reading

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There was a Boy

The boy was an only child. He had divorced parents – twice from each other and many times from others. He recalls just wanting to grow up and find a wife and create his own family and never hear the … Continue reading

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Alabama: When Walls Speak…

Still waiting to close on the sell of the Alabama house. Rode there with Erick yesterday – was out of work sick, but could tell how hard it was for him to go there alone so I loaded myself into … Continue reading

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