Blog

What I’m Learning About Love

Clearly, learning to truly love people is not an assignment that will ever be checked off my to-do list. It's a lesson I'll still be studying on my last day. Here are my thoughts so far. As I'm taking my early morning walk down the familiar path ...
Read More

Don’t Quit in the Middle

Years ago, around the time I was birthing babies #3 and #4, I quit right in the middle of a sewing project. I'd imagined how cute my gray dress would be, after perusing the gigantic pattern book and choosing the perfect one. I'd purchased the ...
Read More

The Art of Life

I enjoy and appreciate art in all its forms. I truly believe that unique art appears all around us in our day to day lives. If only we have eyes to see. I first awakened to this idea about three years ago. I found myself noticing our daughter-in-law, ...
Read More

Magical Friendship

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” ― A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh The acquiring of friends is one of the most magical if not miraculous experiences of my life. A few months back ...
Read More

Blindly Going

The year was 1980 and I was en route to my OB/GYN. You will think this odd, but I always looked forward to my regular appointment. I found out I was pregnant with my second child at about the same time my husband decided to leave ...
Read More

Finding Me

I found a little bit of myself today. I'd been planting a small garden in our yard. Not "officially summer" and already 97 degrees! Into the soil that I'd mounded high went large rocks and flowers from Lowe's. And the big chunks of beautiful granite, quartz ...
Read More

All The Married Ladies

    “Being in love is a good thing, but it is not the best thing...   Whatever people say, the state called ‘being in love’ usually does not last. If the old fairy-tale ending ‘They lived happily ever after" is taken to mean ‘They felt for the next ...
Read More

Scars

My husband, Tom, has an ugly scar on his leg. Sometimes he jokes about it, teasing about how "attractive" his legs are. The scar is no joke to me. I think it's beautiful. A recurring reminder of God's continued faithfulness. I can instantly go back ...
Read More
/ by / 8 Comments on Scars

Heal Thyself!

"Physician, heal yourself!" Luke 4:23 Have you ever been going along spiritually, humbly and holily, just minding your own business, when a voice inside says, "Teacher, teach yourself!"  or, in other words, "Practice what you preach."? Ouch! I had just finished a conversation with my daughter, Katherine, ...
Read More

Old

SNOW IN WILMINGTON! AGE DOESN'T MATTER UNLESS YOU'RE CHEESE. I'm in favor of the first amendment; free speech and all. But what's to be done with a word that is both ambiguous and possibly hurtful? I'm thinking of the word old; at least when used to describe ...
Read More
/ by / 8 Comments on Old