Puzzles seem to have a huge appeal among seniors. No doubt, there are folks of all ages that enjoy puzzles but they do seem to be exceptionally popular among my senior friends. At the assisted living, there is always a puzzle in the works – its pieces laid out with care and by design –… Read More Life is Full of Puzzles
This morning’s prompt for Five Minute Friday is WELL. Kate had a guest post today…from Susie Finkbeiner. It was short (five minutes does that to a post) but so struck a chord with me. You might want to read that one before you finish with my thoughts. On “Well.” GO – “It is Well with… Read More It is Well…but Is It Always?
It’s Friday. The end of another month – yesterday, I looked back at not only May but the last season and some of the lessons I’ve learned lately. Friday also means another Five Minute Friday and the challenge to think and write freely (just for five minutes) on a weekly prompt. The posts of others… Read More Responsibility Comes with Your Name
Happy Friday…and time for another Five Minute Friday. This week’s prompt is practice…which immediately reminds me of the years of piano lessons. They were decades of ago – seem a lifetime ago – but memories of those required thirty minutes every afternoon still seem painful. Dreaded. Thinking about the time spent practicing is bittersweet. I… Read More Thinking of Mom: “Practice Makes Perfect!”
Ah, the empty nest season of life. With all of its changes and adjustments, it really is a season ripe with possibilities. With opportunity. With fewer demands of my time, I have more freedom to say “yes” – as the Lord leads. I have more resources, more experience and (hopefully) more wisdom to invest wherever… Read More Endless Opportunity in this Season of Life
Too sensitive. Emotional. Even, um, touchy:) I have been “called” these things – and more – since I was a child. And I suppose, truth be told, there is much truth in those descriptions. But name-calling is never really helpful. Just sayin. I have this one (very) vivid memory. I was about nine or ten… Read More Created Emotional
Children love birthdays! Oh, the excitement!! And, as parents, we love celebrating the birthdays of our children. From the favorite food – favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner…or all three! – to the decorations and just the right cake. And, of course, choosing a gift that will bring delight. It is a lot of work but definitely… Read More Enjoy Today’s Gifts
It is no secret that I love words. (For sure, I enjoy talking….) But, my heart simply enjoys words. The study of words. Languages. Grammar (ah, I am a grammar nerd!) Even etymology – the history of words. And I love writing words. I love writing words. That said, I so admire songwriters and often… Read More When Trust is Lacking
The price is firm. I enjoy antiquing or scouring a local consignment store for a great bargain and, while a lot of bargain hunters love to make a deal, I am happy when an item includes that label. When the price is fixed and no offers for other prices will be accepted. Maybe it is… Read More Should I Offer a Deal?
“I hope they like me. I hope I fit in.” “What if they don’t? If I don’t fit in? Why did I even come?” These could be the thoughts of a middle-school girl walking into a new cafeteria. Or a new mom attending her first MOPS meeting. It might even be a woman, well into… Read More Do I Measure Up??