Lynn Walker Gendusa

Inspirational stories of faith, home, family, life, and struggles.

Grandpa’s hope chest of treasures

It does not seem that long ago when most homes included a piece of furniture called a cedar or hope chest. Initially constructed in...

Thankful for the path forged

Visiting the town where I was born in Tennessee is always a treat, but the older I become, the more I savor each moment....

The magnificent armor of courage

Stuck in the middle of this busy month is a day of great significance. Millions of folks are heading to the polls to vote...

Grandpa’s quilt of love and laughter

It was one of those fall gray days when I felt slightly gray myself. I was a bit depressed for little reasons that I will...

The lesson of the wiggly worm

Grandpa sat on the pond's bank with a fishing pole in her hand, an apron around her waist, a bonnet on her head, and...

Still much work to do!

Today, our friends sent a picture of themselves relaxing on a boat in the Mediterranean.  Their feet propped on a railing, resting in the...

Her name was “Grandpa!”

How do you love a child? How do you become the memory that makes someone smile forever? Does your life exemplify your ethical beliefs...

Too late to say goodbye

How often have I written these words of advice in my writing career, “Don’t put off life?” Yet, I did. Sometimes we find that...

The healing power of a homemade pie

Comic strips often entertain us with funny moments, but the cartoonist will occasionally introduce a bit of insight within their colorful panels. This was...

A six-year-old’s journey

"Grandma, will you look at my college application essay to see if I need to tweak or correct any sentences? My granddaughter asked when...

Climbing the rock mountain

The time between a cancer diagnosis and starting treatment is gut-wrenching, shocking, scary, and heartbreaking. Usually, one's first thought is, “This can’t be happening!"...

Hearing the whispers that save us

Like most of us, we become distracted by all the goings-on in our lives. Money, politics, work, and obligations pull us in different directions...