Mother’s Day was certainly unique this year due of the COVID-19 pandemic. For me, the week leading up to Mother’s Day was interesting as it was full of video interviews and preparations for various opportunities to share my story. I recorded an interview with a local pastor (and friend of mind) for his Mother’s DayContinue reading “My Week of Interviews – And Sharing One with You!”
Category Archives: Loving Others
This Too Shall Pass, But What Will Remain? PART 1
As the COVID-19 virus continues to affect our world and our daily lives, I have been reminded of another time in my own life when my plans were canceled, and fear of the unknown loomed heavy. As I’ve reflected on that time, I’ve been comforted by the reminder of lessons learned. Because these lessons wereContinue reading “This Too Shall Pass, But What Will Remain? PART 1”
On Lines and Love
My recliner tipped slightly to the right as my daughter placed her elbows and weight on the armrest. She was on her knees beside the chair, and her face was inches from mine. I turned my head to study her preteen face. The braces, the glasses, the innocence. “Mom,” she said. “What do I doContinue reading “On Lines and Love”
Outside the Ministry Zone – When God Leads You Down a Desert Road
Have you ever learned something new only to then read your own journal or notes and realize it isn’t actually the first time you’ve learned that very thing? You’ve learned this before, you just forgot! Yeah, me too. It happened to me again this week. I was doing my “homework” for BSF (Bible Study Fellowship).Continue reading “Outside the Ministry Zone – When God Leads You Down a Desert Road”
I Care About How My Kids Look During Their Sporting Events.
When we were kids, my younger brother owned a sweatshirt with words on the front that read, “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you look playing the game.” Oddly enough, this statement was accompanied by a cartoon penguin wearing a baseball cap. Apparently this image was to help convey the message thatContinue reading “I Care About How My Kids Look During Their Sporting Events.”
Neighbor Day Weekend
My youngest daughter snuggled into me this morning on the recliner. She had just gotten out of bed for the day and carried her seemingly ever-present-when-she-first-wakes-up purple blanket down with her. She rubbed it against her face. She’s in first grade, so I delight in these moments. They are becoming increasingly rare. “I’m excited aboutContinue reading “Neighbor Day Weekend”
When I was 10 years old, my dad took the position of pastor at Emmanuel Community Church. Six weeks later, my mom died suddenly in our kitchen while sitting at the table. She had been reading a book, and drinking a cup of coffee when she began to collapse. Needless to say, it was aContinue reading “Home Base.”
It’s My Book’s Birthday!
Today, after three years of labor, my book has been born! (Phew!) I’m so excited to announce that my first book, Brownie Crumbs and Other Life Morsels, is now available on Amazon in paperback, and for the Kindle. You can find it here: Also, I had a book trailer made to give everyone aContinue reading “It’s My Book’s Birthday!”
Is this going to be on the test?
I’m a big fan of mnemonic devices. I know that may sound a little intimidating. I promise, I’m not going to hurt you. A mnemonic device isn’t a weapon, it’s a tool. Big difference. According to Wikipedia, a mnemonic device is “any learning technique that aids information retention in the human memory.” I’ve got manyContinue reading “Is this going to be on the test?”
The Eyes of the Beholder
I remember holding my infant daughter one day and being struck with a realization about beauty. Although I believed I looked like “death warmed over” in my sweat pants, greasy hair and smeared make-up, her eyes reflected a different woman. She looked up at me as though I was the most beautiful creature she’d ever seen.Continue reading “The Eyes of the Beholder”