The Woods: A Foreboding Place of Mystery Or Beautiful Creation Of God

What comes to mind when you think of a forest?  What emotions do the thoughts of a forest elicit?  Do you think of something dark, mysterious and foreboding or do you imagine a beautiful, serene patch of creation filled with birds and other friendly creatures? The answer for me would be both.   Little Cabin … More The Woods: A Foreboding Place of Mystery Or Beautiful Creation Of God

Fill ‘Er Up! The Importance of Refueling Your Heart

Filling Your Tank “Fill ‘er up, please, with high-test”.  If you are of a certain age, you have heard this phrase before.  You know what I’m talking about.  You have either been asked that question yourself, or you’ve heard it from the passenger seat of a car in which you were riding. Back in the … More Fill ‘Er Up! The Importance of Refueling Your Heart

Celebrating A Remarkable Year With A Cute Little Dood

What has four long legs, curly apricot-colored hair, a brown nose, gold eyes, floppy ears and a tail that waves like some sort of fluffy banner?  Not really what, but who?  It’s Boone, our Australian Labradoodle. Happy Booneiversary Today is a special day for us and for Boone.  It is the one year anniversary of … More Celebrating A Remarkable Year With A Cute Little Dood

What’s The Best Thing About Easter In The Empty Nest?

Easter is different in the empty nest.  Gone are the years of Easter baskets, Easter outfits and Easter egg hunts.  It’s much quieter, much more introspective.  It’s not necessarily a bad thing — just different.   Childhood Easters Easter was always a time for big family gatherings when I was growing up.  In preparation for … More What’s The Best Thing About Easter In The Empty Nest?