Category: Personal

The Glad and Sad of Mother’s Day

Before I got out of bed this past Thursday, I smiled toward heaven and prayed, “Good morning, Lord. I look forward to living the day! I have never lived May 9 before!” Then I stepped out of bed onto a wad of gum that adhered to the ball of my foot with super-glue grip. Only…[View Article]

What a dog taught me about life.

Fourteen years ago… our daughter in Georgia was in a long-distance relationship with her boyfriend in Chicago. One weekend, when he was visiting, they toted a tiny Jack Russell puppy to our home in a cardboard box and announced they were going to share a dog together. Our daughter was to be the main caretaker…[View Article]

My husband and I turned 25 this week.

I am in a second marriage. My husband and I just celebrated 25 years! What a milestone! We have been congratulated by family and friends and marked the occasion by taking our first cruise. The most meaningful reason for our grand celebration, however, was birthed out of the public eye and originated deep in my…[View Article]

Celebrating Live ABOVE the Chaos

This is my 200th post! That means I have posted every week for nearly four years. Thanks to each of you who have been subscribing since the beginning and to those of you who have since joined in. I pray regularly that my posts bless my readers. I posted a very significant post at the…[View Article]

Remembering Dan: Sibling grief hurts too.

I am writing this on Friday, April 20. In a few hours, I will be headed to a church event. On the way, I am stopping by Alpine Bakery to celebrate the memory of my dear brother, Dan. It’s his birthday today. He would have turned 55. I will be consuming a coconut cream cupcake…[View Article]