ASK!

Two and a half years ago our neighbors were transferred to another state for a job that would last approximately two years. They sold their house and said their goodbyes. Fast forward to fall 2020. One day I saw her walking in front of their old house. “Is that you, Cece?” I asked. “What are … More ASK!

Christmas Plans Change

Every family has favorite Christmas traditions. One of our favorites is when the entire family gathers at our house to celebrate. When adult children marry, another layer of complexity is added to family traditions. It’s important to consider everyone in the planning. We usually compare schedules to come up with the best day for everyone. … More Christmas Plans Change

Flowers for the Fallen

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941–a date that will live in infamy…” President Franklin D. Roosevelt stated in his speech after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The anniversary of the attack is today. Remember and honor those who served. My friend, Karan Klassen visited the memorial site of the USS Arizona in Hawaii. Her photo with the … More Flowers for the Fallen

The Writing Life

Every writer seems to have his or her favorite book of inspiration for the writing life. Some swear by The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron or Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott or Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. Several other titles are available. My personal favorite is a book of meditations for writers … More The Writing Life

ENCOURAGEMENT

Do you need some encouragement? The Return blessed my soul this past Saturday. Prayers offered to God put things in proper perspective. Worship music gave him the honor due his holy name. It is amazing how praise and thanksgiving to God embolden a person’s heart. Yellow flowers symbolize JOY. The photo above taken at Valles … More ENCOURAGEMENT

Corona Civility?

Dutifully I put on my mask before entering Chipotle’s dining room. The large lunchtime crowd dutifully stood in line the recommended six feet apart. It used to be that you could tell who was in line because those who had already placed their order stood politely to the side. But now, it’s a bit of … More Corona Civility?

September Sky

Here’s an idea to get you out of the house, take a short trip, and practice social distancing all at the same time. Since travel has been curtailed for so many, why not take a drive far out into the country for some stargazing? September Sky Events: For most accurate viewing times see your local … More September Sky