Today a hurricane is pressing on our eastern coast. Over the weekend there were more shootings. There was a deadly ship fire in California where many are still missing. There were personal car wrecks, diagnoses and tragedies. There was the same old political rhetoric that I can now hardly bear to hear though I care… Continue reading Bright Sadness
When I was 7 months pregnant with our first child, I led a seminar in the church I was serving on "How to Cope When Your Kids Go to College." I have a background in Pastoral Counseling so I guess I believed I was using that knowledge to teach. Now, I just think it is… Continue reading The Nest
On MLK day 2017, I feel nudged to write. The problem is I have so few words today. I'm finding myself in a season of disappointment around some extended family things; some things in our country and the even Cowboys losing a heart breaker last night. Strangely, everything seems connected/heightened and intensified by social media. I even found myself this… Continue reading One Little Word: Hope
60 years. My parents celebrated 60 years of marriage this weekend. I know, that's a lot of years of marriage. We chose a low-key celebration at their home. All four of their children were present for the day, which is rare, along with some significant others and a few grandchildren. We played games, ate their favorite… Continue reading Milestone Moments
Jesus said, "I came that you might have life and have it in its fullness." John 10:10 Oprah said, "The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate." I love it when my favorite people agree on things. With our new grandson, we are in a season of… Continue reading Celebrate!