God always reveals something special when I calm down and pay attention. Take cabin cleanup: God transforms raking leaves, shoveling mud, even cleaning toilets into peaceful pastimes. So here’s a play-by-play of my calming cabin cleanup. The cabin hides in the hillside, wide blue eyes gazing languidly at a spring fed river swirling at her … Continue reading Cleaning and Calm…at the Cabin
Are you a worrier? The Type A Lady is a worrier. I tend to take on other people’s problems. Worry is my watchword. Heartache is my hangup. Now, as a Christian, God calls me to care. But, when I’m conquered by concern, petrified by problems and distracted by distress. I’m not useful to God. I’m … Continue reading Five Tips to Cope with Worry
Easter: New beginnings Easter is here. Wait a minute...Here in New York City where the morning air is punctuated with blasting horns of impatient drivers? New beginnings. Here where motors roar though inches move? New beginnings. Here where sirens blare and remind us of endings? New beginnings here where people push and look down, never … Continue reading Easter: HERE!
I’m cheap. I love the satisfaction of finding a bargain. That’s why I love thrift stores. When my daughter is in town from New York, we make our way to our favorite Thrifts. There’s something about the hunt. There’s romance in repurposing common things or even discarded things. I’ve been feeling kind-of used up lately. … Continue reading Need to feel New? Join God in a Thrift Hunt!
I learned to tap dance in my first musical. I was 15 years old. I’m not ashamed to say that was 47 years ago. — Yup, I’m old! I was little Josie Cohan way back then. I had to tap dance in the patriotic musical “George M!” George M. Cohan was the part of a vaudeville family … Continue reading When in Doubt…Dance!
Charlie spends his winters at the Keyes Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park, just him and his dog. They live in a little camper. They greet visitors and “keep an eye on things” at night when the winds howl and whistle through the canyon walls and temperatures drop into the 20s. Charlie is the park … Continue reading Type A Travels: Ghost Ranch
Today is Valentine’s Day, a good time to talk about love. I want to encourage you to get involved with this love stuff. Even if you don’t have a husband, wife, boyfriend or girlfriend, I guarantee there are lots of people around you who could use a little expression of love. You don’t have to … Continue reading Love Notes