How A Small Town Celebration Filled Me With Gratitude

Veteran – a person who has served in a military force, especially one who has fought in a war A Day To Honor Veterans A few days ago, our nation celebrated Veterans Day.  I’m ashamed to admit it isn’t a holiday I have always celebrated.  This year was different.  Other than a few cousins or … More How A Small Town Celebration Filled Me With Gratitude

One Reason Why You Can’t Live Your Child’s Life

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

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