Wrapping Up Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve. The gifts are wrapped, the baking is done and the stockings are stuffed. I’m feeling pretty good about just sitting back and relaxing for the next few days. This has been a crazy couple of months.  October through December are always full with scheduled events and added work but this years little … Continue reading

In Our Race, We Don’t Run Alone

In Our Race, We Don’t Run Alone

Dear friends, Last month was our daughter’s birthday. Birthdays are a big deal in our family. The big day begins with breakfast in bed, enjoying your favorite donut, bagel or muffin topped with a candle and birthday wishes sung off key. Lunch is at a place of your choosing and then dinner is your favorite … Continue reading

Fight for Joy

Fight for Joy

Dear Friends, Have you ever felt negativity pounding at your thoughts and your head hurting from the bombardment? I have. Every direction I turned a thought, word spoken or attitude seemed to come at me until I felt buried under the bricks of negativity. I felt beaten down and exhausted. The ugliness of negativity kept … Continue reading

He Loves Me As He Finds Me

He Loves Me As He Finds Me

Dear Friend, I’m reading this book, The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp and its breaking me up and how I’m seeing my life. This love word for the year is doing the same thing. I’m always amazed at how God uses everyday things to teach us about life if we slow ourselves down enough to … Continue reading

What I did 25 years ago today!

What I did 25 years ago today!

Today is the day! It feels like we have been celebrating all summer long and now this day is finally here! Twenty-five years ago today, I said, I will. I will love you for better and for worse I will care for you in sickness and in health I will stay with you when we are … Continue reading

Making Memories From Mishaps

Making Memories From Mishaps

Last week, I didn’t write here because I was there. It’s like the Dr. Seuss line: “From there to here, from here to there funny things are everywhere.” Dave and I got away from here…work, kids, house, and every day life… to there… cottage, beach, relaxation and time together. And all along the way there … Continue reading