Happy 65th

Today is my 65th birthday. But wait—don’t post Happy Birthday yet. I’ve been tootling around the earth almost 75 years. So whattzup? Today I am celebrating my spiritual birthday, the day when my spirit was born again as I invited Jesus to come live inside me. I was 9 years old.  Did I understand what it … Continue reading Happy 65th

How About You ?

Warm and sunny — sounds good to me❣️ How about you?  We like to visit sunny Texas in the winter to enjoy our daughter Jenny and her family, not to mention escaping the cold for a few weeks. This morning as I sat looking out at our 11° day in IL, I saw a picture of how … Continue reading How About You ?

Big Red Is Dead

  It was a spectacular grand finale. Big Red hit an ice patch, skidded sideways, spun 360°, plowed through a ditch, rolled over and landed on its wheels in a farmer’s field. What a ride! Don had a front row seat. Thankfully only Big Red was totaled. Don walked away with only a sore back. … Continue reading Big Red Is Dead

Honor Your Spouse (#4 of 7)

We often bump into each other in that tight space called family. It’s a great space to learn how to be less self-centered and how to honor others.  I’ve been working on honoring my hubby for almost 50 years and this is still a daily challenge: Her husband can trust her and she will greatly … Continue reading Honor Your Spouse (#4 of 7)

K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple, Sister/Sonny (# 3 of 7)

Chugging up the Amazon River on a medical boat, I heard God gently whisper "simplify" as I observed the lives of  the river people. I saw fathers fishing with their sons in hand carved canoes, mothers cooking their daily manioc on an open fire outside their 8x10 thatched homes as their children laughed and played … Continue reading K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple, Sister/Sonny (# 3 of 7)

1. Enjoy Life (# 1 of 7 Things I Wish I’d Focused on at Age 30)

“Are you fun to live with?“ I asked at a Mom2Mom Banquet last week. Young moms are still telling me how they pondered that question all week.  What would your answer be? God first asked me this question 40 years ago when I read it in a chapter title of some book.  God pops the … Continue reading 1. Enjoy Life (# 1 of 7 Things I Wish I’d Focused on at Age 30)

Life in the Fast Lane – 7 Things I Wish I’d Focused on at Age 30

Being chronologically credentialed (older), I had the pleasure of speaking to moms of young children at a Mom2Mom Mentoring Banquet this week. In preparation, I let my mind wander back to those hectic days when I was 30 with four small children under the age of 6 and jotted down 7 things I wished I’d … Continue reading Life in the Fast Lane – 7 Things I Wish I’d Focused on at Age 30