Category: Relationships

If You Can’t Say Something Nice…

Grandma always said, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” She also encouraged the Golden Rule and Loving your neighbors. If she were alive today, she would be really surprised, and I daresay, disappointed…. Read More

Begin to Love Your Neighbor

I watch them walk every morning. They put on their reflective jackets and get outside, usually before the sun is up. On occasion, they stop, and we chat if I am out there. Normally they do their thing… Read More

Encouragement to be More Than “OK”

How easy it is to deceive others with a fake smile and an off-hand laugh. How easy it is to make people believe what they want to believe- that you are alright and your world is stable and… Read More

Humbled to be your momma

Adult Kids. Tricky business at best. When your kids are little, all you can think about somedays is surviving. There were days I would be counting down the day by the activity. Dinner, bath, snack, story, and bedtime…. Read More

The Day I Let Animosity Go

Forgiveness is not easy. It requires a lot of time, patience and most of all grace. Often we don’t realize how much work it takes. It isn’t only about the person we need to forgive either. We have… Read More

The Dirt of Distraction

There are certain things which distract me on Sunday morning. People, of course, are always going to distract me. Sometimes it’s the earrings of the woman in front of me. Sometimes it’s somebody’s tag sticking out of their… Read More

Book Review : Loved Baby by Sarah Philpott PhD

Loved Baby ~ 31 Devotions Helping You Grieve and Cherish your Child After Pregnancy Loss   Loved Baby is a dynamic new devotional giving parents who have experienced infant loss a source of hope. In this book, there is… Read More

25 to Life: A Small Reflection

25 years to life. Sept 12, 1992 my John and I were married. We were kids. I was 18, he was 19 and we had no idea how the future would play out. After 25 years of wedded… Read More

Embracing My Scarlet Letters

  The Scarlet Letter. You know how the story goes. A Woman makes a choice. (she commits adultery and ends up pregnant, while her husband is thought to be lost at sea.) The general public (busybodies) uncovers her… Read More

Love Is: You

Love. What does this word mean to you? For some, it means butterflies and flushed faces. It means whirling feelings and emotional highs. But the purpose of love has nothing to do with emotion. It requires action, sacrifice,… Read More