You know you are old when your childhood is being resold in antique malls. And younger people are buying it and leaving with pieces of it. Embarrassing moments seem to follow me around on an occasional basis. Dropping surprise and unannounced visits on my life. This happened this ... Read More
Things to Remember
The Comparison Game of Apples and Oranges
Comparing ourselves to one another is silly. It's like comparing apples to oranges. We are all different enough that we are not comparing like things. "Are you comparing the right things?" hubby asked. "I think so." "It has to be apples and apples. Not apples and ... Read More
Redeeming Life’s Detours
Frustrated by life's detours? We may not know where we are headed, miss our turn, or be lost. But God knows where we are, and has directions to get us back on the right path. He is in the business of redeeming all our detours. I wish there were warning signs to alert me that I am ... Read More
How to Appreciate Your Body
Sometimes we dislike our body for small reasons. Silly reasons. Treating it in ways we would never treat someone else's body. Let's learn to be kind and give our body grace? Appreciating the good thing it is. I am slouching against my sister’s kitchen counter. Talking, before we ... Read More
The Challenging Sleepover: Letting Go One Decision at a Time
Letting our children grow up and make their own choices and be part of the decision making process can be scary for us as their parents. But it is just one step in allowing them to mature into adults. Overnight birthday parties for my daughter were commonplace when we lived in ... Read More
What makes Your Soul Sing and Nurtures Your Heart?
Soul care can be a form of self-care. Make sure you carve out time to do what makes your soul sing. We all have things we enjoy dong. Things we dislike doing. And things that capture our full attention so that we lose track of time and emerge, when done, a calmer, more alive ... Read More
Will Life Ever Return to Normal?
Life is in a constant state of flux. We get used to being on vacation, and it's time to go home. We get used to summer, and here comes fall. Nothing stays the same with us, others, or life. We were lying in bed, darkness peeking through the window high above our bed. Succumbing to ... Read More
If You Give a Mom a Pie
What happens when you give a mom a pie? And there are more pieces than people? If you give a mom a pie, she will want to share it with her tribe. She'll cut it into pieces and start handing them out. And when a few more people show up and she is short a few pieces, she will cut the ... Read More