A Simple Gesture of Love The two men looked slightly out of place as they waited in line to greet the widow at the front of the church. They wore their work clothes and carried bouquets of flowers wrapped in cellophane, the kind you purchase at a grocery store. When they finally got to the … More What’s So Significant About Grocery Store Flowers, An Egg And A Widow’s Mite?
I’m not a gardener by any stretch of the imagination, but sometimes, when I’m out in the yard with my dog, I’ve been known to pull a weed or two. There’s something therapeutic about pulling those pesky invaders out of the ground. As often happens, life lessons come to me from this simple activity. A … More Five Important Lessons I Learned Working In My Yard
If you know me, you know where I was this past weekend, the last full weekend in July. It’s the same place I’ve spent the last weekend in July nearly every year of my life — Cairo, Georgia. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you may recognize the annual recurring theme — … More Why The Last Full Weekend In July Is So Important To Me
Who Needs Technology? I have a love/hate relationship with technology. Sometimes, I sound like the older generation I used to roll my eyes at when I was younger. “Why do we need so many television channels?” “Why do I get so much junk email?” “Why have we become so tethered to our smart phones … More How Technology Surprised Me On The Road To Damascus
I have a confession to make. I love the bagpipes. I know, it’s a really different instrument to love, but, I do. Today, I got to listen to bagpipes — lots of them. In case you’re wondering, I wasn’t in Scotland. I don’t think I could even travel to Scotland right now, as much as … More How Do Bagpipes Help Fill My Empty Nest?
If you are of a certain age, you might have a special memory of a huge milestone in the history of our nation — the Bicentennial. It was a year of huge celebrations for the two-hundredth anniversary of the signing of our Declaration of Independence from England. I had the privilege of joining the celebration … More A Spectacular Independence Day To Remember
What is This Feeling? I’m feeling a little out of sorts today. It’s a feeling I can’t really describe, a strange feeling. Honestly, I’m having trouble even putting it into words. My baby is turning thirty today. How can this possibly be happening? Wasn’t I just teaching her how to drive her purple PT Cruiser? … More How Did Thirty Fun Years Pass In The Blink Of An Eye?
You should never listen to Disney songs when driving with only your labradoodle for several hundred miles. On The Road Again, Alone My husband and I made our annual trek from Florida to North Carolina a few weeks ago. We have a Jeep, which we drive when we’re in the mountains. We drove it home … More Why You Shouldn’t Listen To Disney Songs When Driving With Your Dog
It’s that time of year again. I can tell from my social media. Thousands of high school seniors have just graduated and many will be going off to college in the fall. Some will be the first child in the family to leave the nest, beginning the empty nest process for their parents. Some will … More Three Helpful College Orientation Tips For Parents
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