I try to keep my house ready for company just in case. Why? Because you never know when someone might ring the doorbell besides the UPS delivery man. Yesterday very late afternoon I had decided to watch tv and make a card. So I carried out every piece of card making equipment I have and… Continue reading Taking God’s Love for Granted
God blessed me with grandchildren. My youngest is a teenager and my oldest is over 30. Tomorrow I'll be taking my second oldest grandson (who is 35) to have outpatient surgery for a broken collarbone. Not just cracked, but broken completely in two pieces and separated. When I had shoulder surgery several years ago, my… Continue reading Grandmas
Listening to the radio as I drove to church on Sunday morning, I heard the following question: "Who is God to you?" Immediately I began listing: Father, Savior, Friend, Healer, Comforter, Companion, Teacher, Leader, Guide, Family, Truth, Light, Redeemer, Creator, Counselor, Love, Goodness, Peacemaker, Everything... As I have aged, God has revealed Himself to me… Continue reading Who Is He to You?
Last evening a migraine plagued me suddenly and painfully. Not sure what triggered it, but I'm grateful for medication and that I could sleep most of it off. Those who have ever suffered with migraines can relate to how they linger for a few days. I'm planning on staying inside and shading the windows from… Continue reading Migraine Out of Nowhere
Oh, the fog brain from lack of sleep! It was 3am before I finally fell into a light sleep. My cat, Templeton, doesn't seem to care about such sleeplessness. When he wants me to be up and interacting with him, he doesn't hesitate to notify me. Years of raising children, and most recently with being… Continue reading Fog Brain, Chamomile and Lavender Tea, and Senior Sleepless Nights
Before I retired, I enjoyed creating databases in Excel and Access that would crank out reports for management. Today I enjoy working jigsaw puzzles, sudoku, logic, brain teasers anything that allows me to solve something. In the years I wrote and published novels, the joy came in putting together the pieces of the plots and… Continue reading Left-Brain, Right Brain, or in the Middle?
Today is my baby brother's birthday. I call him a baby though he is only 2 years younger than me. Mostly because he is always reminding me I'm much, much older than him! This picture turned up when going through one of my mother's drawers after her death. It is just a tiny picture like… Continue reading Happy Birthday to My Baby Brother
I learned the art of aging gracefully from my husband. One of his favorite hobbies was gardening. He loved being outdoors, mowing the lawn, weeding, planting multiple gardens and maintaining them, building and maintaining a backyard pond and so much more. He loved to build with wood. He didn't need plans. His ideas transformed into… Continue reading My Husband Taught Me To Age Gracefully
Have you ever looked through a raindrop filled window at a beautiful sunny landscape? That's the view I had this morning. So lovely! My office window is a magical place where I see wonders from God every morning. If we open our eyes and see through the eyes of love, even a stormy day holds… Continue reading A Place of Quiet Restfulness
I confess I do not spend enough time reading the Bible. Oh, I look up verses. Open to books I'm studying in small group. And sometimes, I open the Bible to a random place and read a chapter of two. I don't always read slow enough to really let the words sink in, to think… Continue reading Building a Relationship