Here We Go Again

“I just rolled my truck. Could you come get me?” Don’s voice was shakey, hopefully  due to the 5° Wednesday cold spell. I bundled up and drove a couple miles down our icy road where I spied Big Red standing in the field. The front windshield, tools and truck bed contents were strung out all over the ground. … Continue reading Here We Go Again

Bumping Bullet # 2

So how is it going in your tight space called “a home” with your people to bump into called    “family”? As I blogged about “Bumping Into Each Other,” I had a couple more "bumping bullets" to share that Don and I have learned over the past 50 years together. Bumping Bullet # 2:  Learn … Continue reading Bumping Bullet # 2

Bumping Into Each Other # 1

God placed us in a tight space and called it “a home” and gave us people to bump into and called them  “family.”    I think it was part of His design to help us learn to love other people as we bump into each other in ways that reveal how much we love ourselves … Continue reading Bumping Into Each Other # 1

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)

Training Little Kiddos to Be Enjoyable (#2 of 7)

Are your kids fun to live with? A few kids come that way out of the womb-- very few.  Others need training.  If I could turn the clock back, I would try create a more positive fun environment in our home when we had our four little kiddos running around.  I read in Ephesians 6:4: … Continue reading Training Little Kiddos to Be Enjoyable (#2 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)