“I Cannot Live Without Books”

The first time I saw the Thomas Jefferson quote, “I cannot live without books,” it was on a t-shirt in the Library of Congress gift shop. It resonated so strongly with me that I plunked down the money and bought the shirt. That was around 20 years ago. I still have (and wear!) that shirt, […]

50 things I’m thankful for as I turn 50

I confess, I wrote and deleted a very different post to mark my birthday today. It was much more . . . melancholy. But the morning after I wrote it I realized that my mindset is the fulcrum on which the emotional see-saw shifts, and I can control my thoughts. So I had this crazy […]

Welcome 2017!

  I know it’s been a while since I posted, so don’t fall over in a dead faint! But on this first day of 2017, I am feeling very grateful. Not only did the Lord bring us through a year of upheaval in 2016, He has given us much to look forward to in 2017! […]

Light My Way

Meditate on this verse this week in whatever way works best for you. (See this post for a few suggestions.) Then come back to this post and leave a comment telling us what you learned from it. I’ll do the same. See you then!

Galveston, O Galveston

We went to visit our girl over the Labor Day weekend. Although I had been with her to pick out, move into, and put together her apartment, her daddy hadn’t been able to see it yet. Nor had he seen the campus that would be her home for the next five or so years.   […]

Light My Way

Meditate on this verse this week in whatever way works best for you. (See this post for a few suggestions.) Then come back to this post and leave a comment telling us what you learned from it. I’ll do the same. See you then!  

Grumbling and Complaining, Front and Center

Do you ever have those days when suddenly everything you see and read is on the same subject? And that subject brings conviction? Yep, that happened to me this week. In everything from my Bible reading to social media, grumbling and complaining stood front and center. When this happens, I’ve learned to stop and listen […]