Nine Ways The Fruits Of The Spirit Relate To The Empty Nest

“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

How My Impatience Caused Me To Miss A Unique Experience

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

Back To School Already? Simple Things Empty Nesters Don’t Know

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

How Technology Surprised Me On The Road To Damascus

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

How Did Thirty Fun Years Pass In The Blink Of An Eye?

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?