“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
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?
I’d Rather Be Reading If there was one thing I could do, any time I wanted, for as long as I wanted, it would be to read. If I had no other responsibilities, I would be content to sit in a nice, quiet spot with a good book for hours on end. My husband has … More Why Reading Sometimes Takes You Where It’s Difficult To Go
It’s that time of year again — back to school. The only reason I know this is because of all of the first day of school pictures on my social media feed the last couple of weeks. Those, along with the posts of the moms and dads taking their freshman to college for the first … More Back To School Already? Simple Things Empty Nesters Don’t Know
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
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?