I don’t intend for this to be the obligatory Thanksgiving blog post. I’ll try to keep it short, but maybe not so sweet. This is hard to admit, but I’ve had an item on my To-Do list for months. It’s writing Thank You notes. I made a list of people to whom I need to … Continue reading Confessions of a Thank You Note Slacker
I picked the wrong time to change churches. How was I supposed to know how 2020 would be when I left my old church back in the spring of 2019? My reasons for leaving are many and varied. They really don’t matter at this point. It wasn’t an easy decision since I taught a Sunday … Continue reading Timing. Some Things We Don’t Choose
I originally published this post in early February 2020, before we were fully aware of what the new Covid-19 virus would mean to all of us. I decided to share it again, in case you missed it the first time around. Infectious diseases can be scary, especially one that’s new and has no vaccination. When … Continue reading Are You a Carrier?
Today is September 1, 2020. August seemed about three months long. This year has seemed to go on forever, hasn’t it? We’ve been through a lot this year already, and there are four more months to go. Perhaps this year has been hard for you and your family. It has been for us. Think of … Continue reading When Does Summer End?
Among my many disappointments during this Coronavirus pandemic, the Blue Lake Christian Writers’ Retreat for 2020 was cancelled. For the past several years, it has been instrumental in moving me along in my writing journey. Our director Marilyn Turk and our leadership team for the retreat inaugurated the Living Water Awards contest in 2019. I … Continue reading Can I brag a little?
I love our mostly shady backyard. Over the course of the day, dappled sunshine spreads across, giving light to different areas. However, this filtered effect comes at a price. The tall oaks frequently shed horizontal limbs. Can you see the "widow maker" hanging in the picture above? When it cracked, it didn't fall immediately. We … Continue reading Six on Saturday: The Risk of Falling Limbs
I’m in need of some wisdom. Circumstances are pressing in on me that require a decision. Sidestepping won’t work anymore, so it’s time to act. What do you do when you’re in this kind of situation? You have the knowledge you need, because you’ve done your research and looked at options. You sought wise counsel … Continue reading Who Needs Some Wisdom?