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!
I love the word infused. It means to fill or pervade or even to soak, like a tea bag in a cup of water. As school starts today, summer pretty much ends, except the hot, humid weather part. Everyone in my family started school today except the dog and me. Our daughter started her job today… Continue reading Real Life Infused with the Sacred
I'm about to write about something that can barely even be put into words. On Saturday, at Texas A&M, our son, a Senior member of the Corps of Cadets led his outfit in their traditional March In into the stadium prior to the Aggie football game. That was impressive, but that is not what… Continue reading A Few Precious Seconds When Everything Fell Together
My family arrives late tonight. Solitude soon over. I've been sitting still so long the animals aren't afraid of me. I'm like Dr. Doolittle or something.This morning a tiny bird landed about three feet from me and started singing. He was so little but so loud, like surround sound. A giant brown shiny lizard made… Continue reading Last Day