Number our days

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.* As my birthday approached, I kept hearing a familiar phrase go through my mind: 55 Alive! Yep, that’s right, I’m the double digits today that bring any semi-aware person to the reality that they’ve finally arrived at an age they only thought possible for … More Number our days

Pruning

I was going to sit down and read this afternoon, but the sun was actually shining and the warm weather drew me out into my small back yard. Since the first frost killed my roses budding on the vines, I have been wanting to prune. Today was my chance. I changed into my garden shoes, … More Pruning

An Undivided Heart

Do you ever wonder what you did before the internet, cell phones, and social media? We must have been terribly bored! My daughter-in-love and I were talking about this today, and the struggles we have in pushing the voices away. We were talking about an author we both liked, and she said that she and her … More An Undivided Heart

Clearly grieving

Yep, that’s what he said, a complete stranger, who didn’t know me but was reading a book proposal I’d submitted several months back: “she is clearly grieving.” I read the email on my phone while on my lunch break at work, and it hit me like a bombshell. Was it that obvious? Almost three years … More Clearly grieving

Your Rights

It’s fun to watch how social media sites like Facebook reflect what’s happening at any given moment in the lives of your “friends”. The beginning of the school year reveals pictures of children with smiles and new backpacks, while holidays show food and family. The change of seasons bring leaves, flowers or snow. Today my … More Your Rights