One of the best parts of life and sometimes one of the hardest parts is that we never know what will happen next. You can try to predict the future. You can try to control it. You can worry full-time about it. But, truthfully and probably blissfully we do not know what will happen next.… Continue reading The Pleasant Surprise
Life is clearly a series of transitions. We should be used to that by now. So many I know are in the midst of some achingly abrupt and difficult transitions. The hardest ones seem to the be the ones no one asked for. I have friends who are grieving the loss of their loved ones. Some are… Continue reading The Teacher
One woman is talking to another. They are surrounded by plants and vines, filling the house around them, obscuring the couch they are sitting on. "Can you believe this all started with one African violet?" I've always loved that cartoon because, yes, I can believe it.So many things begin small and morph into much bigger… Continue reading One Thing Leads to Another
If you read my last entry, you are aware that last week I had to move almost everything from inside the house to the garage to get ready for ceiling and floor work at our home. I ended the week sore, bruised and really sick of my stuff. It was particularly difficult in the pantry,… Continue reading Attention
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!
Over the weekend my husband and I attended a wedding in Kansas City. It was a rich time. I've been friends with the bride for forty years, forty! Imagine the shared stories and intertwining of lives all those years of friendship have allowed. It was rich, too, because the last few years have been tough… Continue reading Rich
Anne Lamott is one of my favorite writers. She just posted a new blog. It came to me as a lovely Monday morning gift, echoing what I was already feeling today. Her words, "So life. It's the whole deal. Mixed grille all the way, gorgeous and sad things all mixed up. Us, at our best… Continue reading It’s Springtime, But…