“If You Don’t Plan It, It Won’t Happen.”

Today I finished planting the flowers I bought with my sister last Friday. It seemed like no matter how many flowers I planted there were still more to go. While taking a break in my favorite spot—the porch swing on the deck—I realized my problem. Planting flowers does not take […]

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My Yard is My Fun

I’m not a gardener. I’m not being modest. Ask my neighbor. I love flowers and I love fresh vegetables from my garden, but they are not a high enough priority for me. Other things take precedence over gardening, so my gardens suffer. On the other hand, I do love working […]

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Another Delightful Day

This little boy was my day—my whole day. We played outside, went for a walk with Pops and the puppy, played inside, watched Daniel Tiger, and changed many diapers. Yep, I’ve written a blog similar to this one a few times. Each day with The Grand is an adventure—fun and […]

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Why You Should Never Go In My Laundry Room

This is me working in the yard this afternoon. I had yet to venture out into the jungle known as our yard. Gene has been mowing, but I had not begun the after-winter cleanup. Lots of reasons why—poor weather, busy with more important things/people. I have lots of things in […]

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Yesterday’s Blog Today

I tried to write this blog last night. But it wouldn’t come or maybe more accurately, my mind was so bone-tired I couldn’t think. As you know we had The Grand Sunday night. We kept him yesterday while his mama and daddy worked. Everything I tried to write sounded the […]

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A Day of Wonder and Delight

Today was one of those fill-me-up-but-exhaust-me days. We’re keeping The Grand overnight. He is in the exploratory stage so Gene and I spend much of our time watching him gather and line up rocks, while helping him up and down the porch and deck steps. He’s into throwing balls and […]

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Navigating Changes in Your Holiday Traditions

“So how was your Thanksgiving?”, a friend at church asked me Sunday morning. She meant it to be pleasant small talk and she really did care. I started my reply with the usual, “Good, thanks for asking”, but before I knew it feelings that I thought were neatly tucked away […]

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Are You Where You Belong?

  “There’s something delicious about writing those first few words of a story. You can never quite tell where they will take you. Mine took me here, where I belong.” –Beatrix Potter in the movie, Miss Potter. I love this quote from Miss Potter. She is so right. Yet, finding […]

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Conversation with Anita Lustrea about What God Wished I Knew

I am thrilled to share with you today my conversation with Anita Lustrea on What God Wished I Knew. Recently I was a guest for Anita’s podcast, Faith Conversations. As Moody’s Midday Connection is no more, Anita launched a new ministry–a weekly podcast. Classic Anita comes through no matter who she […]

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What to Do When You’re Discouraged

I’m back writing after a few days off recovery from what I affectionately call a “tune-up”—necessary but not life-threatening surgery. Wow, it’s tough getting the writing to flow after anesthesia-brain, much TV watching (did you know the Olympics are on for seven hours a day—and that’s just one station?!), napping, […]

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