When Joy Beams

I’m not going to do what one grandparent did. A man flew first-class, non-stop, from Boston to Los Angeles. A grandmother sat next to him and asked, “May I show you my grandchildren?” Politeness pushed truth to the side. He nodded, “Yes, please do.”

For 2 hours she unfolded 20 pictures with a full biography of each grandchild. She finished, looked at her watch, ‘Oh, I see we’re half way to Los Angeles. Now, it’s your turn. Please tell me about my grandchildren.”


But. I will share one picture that melts my heart and moistens my eyes. Last week Andrew took Taylor to the Father/Daughter dance. This picture offers more than a 1,000 words. Simply needed to share where joy happens and beams and is crystal clear.

Thank you, God, for family and friends. Especially when the clouds darken. May the shining of life be both seen and experienced. Amen.


About Mark H Miller

Diane and I live in Leander, Texas. This past June 17, 2015 I celebrated the 49th anniversary of my ordination. We returned to Texas after three years in Washington, during which I served as interim minister in Bellevue/Eastgate and Mercer Island. Am planning to begin a 5th novel that will have my protagonist, Tricia Gleason, serve a year in licensed ministry in Snoqualmie, Washington. The novel, "The Lemon Drop Didn't Melt," will find Tricia wrestling with ministry challenges. None of which more daunting than someone wanting her breathing to stop. All the published novels are available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle under Mark Henry Miller. A primary goal in our return to Texas is to make sure grandchildren get lots of attention--here and in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Traveling is definitely an activity that will not slow down. With that, of course, fishing will happen. To that the t-shirt is apt, "I fish; therefore I am." In addition to novels, the book of Blogs, "Voice Of My Heart," is also available on Amazon.
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