Chosen

Unfiltered joy. While Bryan was with us after Christmas, we decided to binge-watch the series "The Chosen". It is about the ministry of Christ. Right up Bryan's alley. The picture above was snapped after Bryan viewed one of Jesus' many miracles after calling the disciples to follow him. Watching this very human depiction of Jesus…

Epiphany

bryan has an epiphany There are several definitions of the word "epiphany". Right now, many mainline church denominations are celebrating the season of Epiphany commemorating the coming of the Magi and the first manifestation of Jesus to the Gentiles. Another definition is "an intuitive grasp of reality through something usually simple and striking". Bryan had…

Time

Delighting in the World Clock site on New Years Eve Day. In preparation for celebrating the new year, Bryan found a website which gave the times for cities around the world. He was fascinated to think that some countries had already entered 2022 and some would lag behind us in their celebrations. And what did…

Home

The ghost of Christmas Future at his childhood home this Christmas. Bryan is a homebody. When away from home on vacation or visiting family, he always wants to know when we're going home. The definition of "home" changed for him when he moved into his apartment in 2011. It was a bittersweet day for me…

Christmas

The little shepherd boy with his angel of a sister. Bryan's first Christmas Eve on this earth was spent in the choir loft of church, cuddled up in the pews of the soprano section - held in place while the anthems were sung. My singing friends made sure to position themselves so that seven-month-old Bryan…

Santa

Christmas is one of Bryan's absolute favorite times of year! From a little boy, this day and all of its meaning holds so much significance for him. He also enjoys all of the prep - making candy and cookies, wrapping gifts, singing carols and searching for a Christmas tree in the fields. It was on…

Giving

Creating Christmas Candy "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 25:35). Each Christmas Bryan loves to make a candy treat to share with family and coworkers. We've dabbled in multiple fudge flavors, tried numerous forms of candy and cookies and decided this year to go with "easy". His list of recipients seems…

Caring

Caring for one another! As we traveled out the Pennsylvania Turnpike last week to celebrate Thanksgiving with Grandma, Uncle Brad and Aunt Laura in Johnstown, Bryan kept up a running stream of conversation going for the first leg of our lengthy trip. At first, I tuned out, just wanting to chill and have some quiet…

Thanksgiving

Mr. Pilgrim Bryan - ready to tuck into Grandma's Thanksgiving Feast. Thanksgiving is one of Bryan's favorite holidays, next to Christmas. Eating delicious food is high on his list. Eating mass quantities of food is, as Bryan would say, "Even MORE better"! Thanksgiving is the perfect storm. Last year was an exception to the rule…

Dichotomy

Bryan's dining room table. Bryan has always been a study in contrasts. When he was little, he couldn't decide if he wanted to be a devil or an angel for Halloween. A soldier or a clown. I recently dropped him off to his apartment after a doctor's appointment to find a messy, but telling display…