I almost didn’t go. After all, why waste the gas? Besides....I’m sick of crying. Who goes to a cemetery on Labor Day, for goodness sake? I’ll admit I was feeling down. I’ve lost some good friends lately. I was alone at home on a family weekend and life seemed...well, unfair. I made myself go. It’s … Continue reading Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant
Get out of the Graveyard!
God had me in mind when I stumbled onto the message. Pastor talked about getting stuck in our painful places of grief, regret, disappointment, hurt, rejection, and loss. He said God did not create us to get stuck. -Raise your hand if you’ve ever been a prisoner to pain. (My hand is up.) Let me … Continue reading Get out of the Graveyard!
What to say when someone is hurting
When I uncovered these tips from Stephen Ministries, I was blown away. I need to memorize them. Special thanks to http://www.stephenministries.org for this awesome list!
Flash Cards for LIFE
I remember flash cards. You see, I am old. I went to school when there was something call “Cloak Rooms” That was the place where you hung your coats on hooks and placed your lunchbox up on an old wooden shelf above your hook. Yes, I had a lunchbox, not a tin bucket. I may … Continue reading Flash Cards for LIFE
Six Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress
Nope, I don’t have my dazzling holiday dress on. My home is not accented with fall leaves and pumpkins. I’m wearing sweatpants. I’m painting walls. I’m sleeping on the floor of a Brooklyn apartment while waiting for the birth of my first grandchild. YUP...the holidays are going to be a bit different this year. That’s … Continue reading Six Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress
I’m writing about seasons. I’m writing about ghosts. This is the first in a series. Indian Summer Saturday blossomed on our farm hilltop. Gold flickered up from the bristling corn stalks. They crackled and shimmered in the breeze. It was a glorious day. We were working. The barn was dreary and dusty. We had to … Continue reading Seasons: FALL
Duck! Top Ten Marriage Tips
God knows when I need a reminder so today He sent me a sermon based on Ephesians 5:21. I get it, God. Thanks! I gotta remember to DUCK. -Good grief, you’d think I’d have this memorized by now. I’ve been married 35 years. I … Continue reading Duck! Top Ten Marriage Tips
Talking without Turning Off
I couldn’t take notes fast enough. Craig Hill’s dynamic presentation, “Supernatural Relationships” was burning up my CD player. Wowsers! —Was I ever convicted! I figure if I can relate, so can you. My hubby and I don’t always communicate well. Same with my kids. We need help. Here’s what I’ve learned from “Supernatural Relationships” (In … Continue reading Talking without Turning Off