You know, what most folks usually show on their social media is the sanitized version of life. We show our best side, the cleaned up parts of the house, and the prettiest parts of the garden. What a chore! And how unrealistic, because life is messy. But frankly, I don't want to see your mess. … Continue reading Six On Sat. Not A Pretty Sight
Long before Take Your Daughter to Work day was established in the 1990s, my father sometimes took me to work with him back in the 1960s. He was a salesman for Wilson Meat Packing Company, and his territory was in and around Montgomery, Alabama. Back in the day, salespeople had a personal relationship with their … Continue reading Words From My Father
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?