I Wasn’t Expecting That I went to our town’s old shopping mall one day last week to look for a new bedspread. (I’ve already ordered and returned two.) I didn’t think I would find anything but I decided to give it a try. Our little mall is kind of sad, a shell of its former … More Change. Something To Dread Or An Exciting Adventure?
The January Blues Have you ever had a case of the January blues? You know, that kind of blah feeling you get after the fun and excitement of Christmas is over — your calendar is less full, your house looks bare without all of the Christmas decoration, your people have gone home. It’s easy to … More How One Spunky Little Squirrel Helped Banish The January Blues
The Time Has Come Happy New Year! I know, I know. We are a week into 2022 so what’s with the Happy New Year? I’ll tell you. This coming week feels like the real beginning of the new year because I’m just now taking my Christmas decorations down and putting them away. For several years … More Why Epiphany Feels Like The Real New Year’s Day
A Word For The Year Happy New Year! Are you heading into 2022 with hope and confidence or with fear and uncertainty? After the past couple of years, I wouldn’t be surprised if it were the latter. Sometimes it helps to choose a word, quote or a scripture passage to focus on during the year. … More How A Birthday Blessing Became My New Year’s Word
A Delicious Tradition Creamy scrambled eggs, buttery grits, flaky biscuits, our favorite jelly from North Carolina, crisp bacon, sausage (link and patty, hot and mild), cheese, sweet cinnamon rolls, tangy orange danish, Florida orange juice, chocolate milk and hot coffee all served on my Christmas dishes with a snowy Christmas tree surrounded by farm animals. … More How One Delicious Christmas Tradition Continues Even In My Empty Nest
It’s that time of the year again. We’ve just celebrated Thanksgiving, the day set aside to reflect on all of the blessings of our lives. It’s not just a day though, is it? Doesn’t it seem like our thoughts go to the things we are grateful for every November? As I reflect on Thanksgiving 2021, … More Seven Things I Am Thankful For In 2021
Veteran – a person who has served in a military force, especially one who has fought in a war A Day To Honor Veterans A few days ago, our nation celebrated Veterans Day. I’m ashamed to admit it isn’t a holiday I have always celebrated. This year was different. Other than a few cousins or … More How A Small Town Celebration Filled Me With Gratitude
You Want To Live Where? Have you ever wanted to live somewhere else? Have you ever dreamed of experiencing life in completely different surroundings? I have. My daydreams usually include living somewhere with a long history — a cottage in an English village or a flat in a Scottish city. I would even settle for … More One Reason Why You Can’t Live Your Child’s Life
“Help! I need Dr. Mom”! That was a common phrase I used twenty-five years ago, when my children were young. When Dr. Mom Was Needed Most My mom’s first career was nursing. She was a public health nurse for ten years and a nursing instructor at a community college ten more. She had moved on … More Help! Is There a Doctor In The House?
Years ago, I attended a Christian Women’s Conference where I heard a phrase that really stuck with me—“You’ve got to keep the main thing the main thing.” The main thing the speaker was referring to is faith in Jesus Christ. There is nothing more important and it should be the main thing in our lives. … More It’s Important To Keep The Maine Thing The Maine Thing