How One Spunky Little Squirrel Helped Banish The January Blues

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

How One Delicious Christmas Tradition Continues Even In My Empty Nest

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

How A Small Town Celebration Filled Me With Gratitude

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

One Reason Why You Can’t Live Your Child’s Life

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

It’s Important To Keep The Maine Thing The Maine Thing

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

Five Reasons Why I Love Autumn In The Mountains

Sugar Mountain, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain — if it’s October, that’s probably where you’ll find me. My husband and I have been coming to the mountains of northwest North Carolina for years. When our children were still in school, it may have been for a long weekend or during their fall break. As empty nesters, … More Five Reasons Why I Love Autumn In The Mountains