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
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
Everything’s Always Changing Is it just me, or does life seem like one long series of hellos and goodbyes? Of beginnings and endings? Babies are born and grandparents pass on. Family members are added by marriage and sometimes taken away by divorce. New friends move into your life while old friends leave for new jobs, … More Why Saying Goodbye To A Special Place Makes Me Sad
“And the fruits are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control”. If you grew up going to a Christian church or taught a children’s class in a Christian church you may have just sung the above line. The fruits of the Spirit are found in the Bible, Galatians 5:22-23. The Fruits of … More Nine Ways The Fruits Of The Spirit Relate To The Empty Nest
It finally all worked out. It was the last day of my hometown’s annual air show and I had successfully carved out time to watch the Blue Angels up close. It was to be the grand finale, the highlight of the week. Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo My hometown of Lakeland, Florida hosts an air … More How My Impatience Caused Me To Miss A Unique Experience
Remembering Today is the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our country, September 11, 2001. In some ways, it seems like such a long time ago. In others, just yesterday. I suppose, most of us who were adults on that fateful day will remember every September the 11th until we reach the end of our … More Being A Good Mom In Times Of Crisis
You Know When It’s Time I’m getting used to the empty nest — sort of. After all, it has been a decade since my youngest spent the summer at home. I’m becoming comfortable with my own routine, my own life without children at home. Even so, I don’t always like it. Sometimes I wish I … More Why A Solo Road Trip Was Good For My Soul
She Looks Just Like . . . It is said we all have a twin somewhere in the world — a doppelgänger. It could be a famous person like an actor or actress or simply a person you see on the street. I am constantly seeing doppelgängers of people I know. Sometimes my husband will … More Are You Happy With Who Others See In You?