Random Thoughts

I awoke with the word imperial on my mind. The best I can recall, my last dream included someone telling me that word imperial did not work in my sentence. I have no idea what the sentence was, nor why I wrote it. So I had to look up the word in the dictionary. Although it’s spelled with an i the usage is connected with emperor and government status. Imperial, both adjective and noun, can also refer to something unusually large or excellent. The imperial nature of things is sovereign.

Now to continue to show how my mind works: it’s foolishness. In my journal, I added an and sign & in a sentence. But how I write, it looks like a plus sign: + with a little loop. It’s similar to a cross: †. My mind went to work on that: and & cross; + and †. How do these connect or relate?


The Cross connects us to God; it’s Christ & us. The Cross is a symbol for connectedness, representing a sacrifice, death for Christ and life for us. Yet, it’s not Christ and/plus + anything else. It’s Christ alone, supreme & sufficient, imperial & sovereign.

This week I’ve updated the family directories I send out. It includes a change in addresses such as Sarah and family moving from Ireland to Pennsylvania, and John’s marriage to Elaine. I’ve kept this directory going for many years, and family members appreciate it. For this update, I added occupations for our immediate family, and some titles are impressive, such as Nathan is an executive chef and Tom is a technical architect. This is one indication of why I find connections invaluable, the theme I chose for my blog.

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I love the Lord. To those I love I am wife, mother, granny, great-granny. To my corner of the world I am a writer.

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