When someone asks my mom about the secret to her long life she says, "Well, I just live life." This was taken on her 95th Birthday. Mom's life has been one that would seem to many as full of adventure and excitement. I see it as one that has demanded a lot of bravery and [...]
COUNTING MY BLESSINGS: FOR THERE ARE MANY
Christmas 2021 is almost upon us. Where has this year gone? Everything seems like one big blur and yet, as I reflect, I am more aware this Christmas than ever before of God's amazing blessings in my life. He truly is "the reason for the season". This season I have found myself reminiscing about former [...]
USE IT OR LOOSE IT
Last month I turned 69, so I am now living my 70th year. Wow!! For some reason, 70 is a big deal in my mind. I feel like I am getting ready to cross over into another country.....Senior Country. Every decade in life presents its own challenges, and I'm not so sure I am ready [...]
WHAT A CHANGE OF VIEW CAN DO……FOR YOU!
After being gone from home for over a month I can honestly say, "There is no place like home." It's not really about the great view from the window of my home but a sense of peace and contentedness. The change I want to talk about today isn't so much visual, it has to do [...]
AN UPDATE ON HOW I’VE BEEN “ENJOYING” 2019
Finding purpose and joy in this season of life.
MY WORD FOR 2019
Choosing a word, one word, to describe what I am anticipating for this new year is not an easy thing to do....usually. But this year it came to me in such a simple way that I couldn't ignore it. Change is always challenging and these last four years have been all about navigating a lot [...]
ARE DETOURS NECESSARY?
Last month was pretty crazy. There were days when I had a really hard time seeing any good that could possibly come out of quitting a job I had begun only three months before. I mean, what had I been thinking when I said "yes" to working again? I am the kind of person who [...]
A MARINATING SEASON
I am in Lincoln, NE this week where I lived for 25 years and where my daughter and son-in-law and their 8 children live now and also where my 90-year-old mom decided to settle for her final years. So, even though I moved from Lincoln to South Florida 4 years ago, I find myself back [...]