The Doxology

  In spite of the hopeful nature of my previous post, in general I am an anxious person. I stress over things way beyond my control. It’s something the Lord and I have been working on for many years. So when Coronavirus hit the level of closures, I had to find a way to keep […]

Remembering

Remembering

Did you know that Memorial Day (or Decoration Day, as it was originally called) was instituted to remember those who died fighting the Civil War? It wasn’t until after World War I that the focus of the holiday became remembering those who died in any US war. I’ll admit that this day hasn’t hit close […]

Held Hostage by Sandy

Held Hostage by Sandy

We made a quick trip to central PA. My husband had meetings in DC and I had a book signing in PA. Then the plan was a couple of days with family in my husband’s hometown and a couple of days with my sister-in-law and her family near Philadelphia. Then home on Monday and back […]

I Just Can’t Watch

I Just Can’t Watch

I don’t remember being this squeamish when I was younger. Now, almost anything that smacks of personal conflict makes my stomach curl into a lead ball. Maybe it was all those years of raising kids, mediating disputes. Maybe it was working through my own personal issues that included raging arguments that never seemed resolved. Whatever […]

Her First Hurricane

Her First Hurricane

Four years ago, we took our daughter to college for her freshman year, a school in a little town in southeastern Louisiana, about 45 minutes from New Orleans. Eight hours by car–only she didn’t have a car. The only thing that made us nervous was weather. After all, it was then only three years since […]

Olympics 2012

The Olympics are here! The Olympics are here! What is it about the Olympics that draw us in so completely? Is it the world-wide competition? The (mostly) amateur-status thing? The pageantry? The personal stories of overcoming? Whatever it is–or the combination of them all–the Olympics seem to give us a shared experience in a way few […]

Over Regulation

I don’t often pay attention to news items, but this one caught my eye and stirred my passions. A Michigan woman received a notice that if she continued to watch her neighbors children in her home while they waited for the morning school bus, she would be in violation of state law. Are you kidding […]