I wish I was more like my mom. My mom is quiet and measured. I’m loud and impulsive. My mom is skillful and precise. I’m sloppy and haphazard. My mom finishes things well. I slap-dash through and end up with imperfect projects. My motto: It may not be done right...but its done. My mom’s … Continue reading The Good Stuff: My Mom
Have you ever felt you’re dangling at the end of your rope? -Have circumstances in life thrown you off balance? Here is a coping list from @typeachecklist 🙂: When you’re dangling at the end of your rope: ✅Hold on to the knot at the end of the rope!✅God is the knot! Come to me, all … Continue reading Dangling at the end of your rope
My Aunt Betty had the tallest swing I’d ever seen in my life. Of course, when I first saw her swing, my life had not been lived more than five years. My swing experience was limited.The swing’s tall iron frame loomed high above Uncle Fred’s garage. I can still see the thick oval chain links … Continue reading Swing
Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I got shipwrecked on an island. I don’t want to be rescued. I’m hiding out here. Truly. No cars. No trucks. Only my bike....and a shark. But that’s a different article and I’m getting ahead of myself. I thought I’d check in with you. I’m learning some good … Continue reading Shelter
Fog was a drape, thick, grayish-white, suspended in front of me. I walked into the cloud. My gloved hand disappeared into the drape. I could see nothing in front of me, but below me frosted stalks of grass shimmered and trembled in icicle wonder beneath my feet. Driving was a mystery. My beautiful lane folded … Continue reading Foggy Thanks
Welcome to 2021! How can we prepare to tackle this year’s challenges ? Give thanks!According to an article in positivepsychology.com, when we express gratitude, our brain releases dopamine and serotonin, the two crucial neurotransmitters responsible for our emotions. These neurotransmitters make us feel good and enhance our mood immediately. In other words, when we practice gratitude, we’ll feel … Continue reading Happy Grateful New Year!
I just returned from New York, the sparkling “Big Apple.” In New York everything is dazzling and over the top. Big. Bright.I saw a lot of lights there. Macy’s dazzled. Ralph Lauren shimmered and Rockefeller Center sparkled.But. Nothing can surpass my Village of Light. Thank you, Little Village, for welcoming me home with a soft … Continue reading Village of LIGHT!
It’s Sunday. I look out my window as a bright fall breeze makes leaves dance, circle and float above the shimmering grass. Down the hill, beyond the golden soybean field is my pond. It’s surface is also dancing with the gentle wind. Today, as I listen to praise music and read Psalm 143, I’m reminded … Continue reading Holy Ground at the Mud Pond
I’ve been packing a lot of memories lately. Do you realize, when you’re moving, you have to touch every single memory in your home? Geesh! This is exhausting. -Photos, toys, books, notes, and mementos are piled everywhere in my house. Oh, brother! Laurie’s hands and heart are getting a workout. I’m overwhelmed. But, have no fear, God … Continue reading Thanks…for the Memories
Writer’s note: I’ve been writing a lot of heavy duty stuff lately. Today, I just need to laugh. How about you? -Be sure to arrange a chuckle today. Hope this helps.I sleep in the basement. Don’t ask. I’ve been down here a few months now so I’m getting used to it. It’s dark down here and pretty quiet, kinda like a … Continue reading Covid Comedy…or how to laugh to keep from crying