Family Life

Thanksgiving is Coming! Time for Thirty Days of Gratitude

Gratitude is one of those non-negotiable items in my world. I love making the month of Thanksgiving a month-long celebration of gratitude. You’ve seen my memes before. This year, it will be a little different. I’ll be running the thirty memes on my Facebook Author page. Find it here. I’ll be asking for your input, …

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The Wide Angle Lens on Helping

It didn’t surprise God that Adam needed a companion. The Creator of time glimpses each moment of it in the same instant. The thought boggles our minds, I know. So let’s move on to something we can comprehend. Now the Lord God said, It is not good (sufficient, satisfactory) that the man should be alone: …

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FINDING FOCUS: Helping

“I will make him an help meet for him” (Genesis 2:18) is the Bible’s first description of Eve. In fact, when God created the woman (Adam’s name for her since he named all he saw), His purpose was to give the man a helper. After all, there was too much important work to do–naming everything, …

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Lolly Loves Lolli and Pops

“We’re going to LollyPop’s house.” Those words are the reasoning behind the selection of the grandparent names around here. Wouldn’t you know it? Now there’s a “sweet shop” called Lolli and Pops. By sweet shop, I mean a candy story. But doesn’t the OTHER sound SO much fancier. Kind of like going to LollyPop’s sounds …

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The Truth About Last Wishes

Truth has taken on vague connotations in recent years, but there is one truth every sane person agrees about: no one wants to think about their death or plan for it. Those are the last wishes this post ruminates and expounds. It began for us with a simple mailer. Although for me it began five …

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Why I’m Not Finished Writing This Yet

It’s that time of month when I’ve scheduled this blog to be a showcase for what I’m working on. Well, what I SHOULD be working on is NOT what I actually am working on. And I didn’t hear much about last month’s share…from the same manuscript. Did anyone even read it? Does anyone see these …

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Why Does Retirement Mean I Have to Get a Job?

Retirement: that time in life when you cease being employed for money and start employing your time on your personal interest. Isn’t this a fair assessment of what it means to be retired? Then why am I looking at getting a full-time job? A few months ago, my husband and I met with our financial …

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