Thank you so much for the July/August issue of Homecoming
with its emphasis on “Facing and Embracing Loss.” Like always,
I devoured every word of the magazine in one sitting. I so
appreciated all the Homecoming artists sharing from their
pain about the losses they have faced in their lives. Everyone’s
insights were so helpful to me as I watch my mother drift farther
and farther away from us because of Lewy Body Dementia.
(What I wouldn’t give to sit down and talk with Sheri Easter!)
Recently as I was driving to the nursing home to be with Mom, I was praying
and asking God to give me the fruit of the Spirit as I deal with her. One
phrase popped into my mind. “Let God Be God!” Though I am a writer,
this had never happened to me before. By the time I had driven the eight
miles, more words were coming as well as a tune. Perhaps these lyrics, based
on Joshua 24, 1 Kings 18 and “life,” can be a blessing to someone else.
— RAELENE PHILLIPS