Several nights ago, Jack and I got into a lengthy discussion about our relationship. After 20 minutes of “honestly” telling each other what we felt was missing, how we had been disappointed, discouraged, angry, hurt, and generally dissatisfied, we both felt horrible. The more we talked about what was wrong (in an attempt to correct… Continue reading a 15 minute trip…the destination is your choice
“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to save the world and a desire to savor the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” E. B. White For much of my life, I’d felt a deep urge to help others…but it never seemed like I was doing enough. I believed… Continue reading What will I do today?
When I hear people say, "Be careful what you pray for, you might just get it!" I usually don't say anything, but this line of thinking never felt right to me, and I've come to see that it isn't true. Oh yes, we can all make things happen. I can put my will-power and determination… Continue reading Life as serious fun
One thing that I keep needing to re-learn, is never to ask myself a question when the answer will not be helpful. Have you ever noticed that the only time you ask yourself the question, "What is wrong with me?" is when you are not feeling good? And what then do we think the answer… Continue reading A new question
When we got back home on Saturday, on our doorstep, we found a welcome-home packet that a friend left for us. Inside was this little green frog and a wonderful story and I wanted to share it with you. F.R.O.G. by Arline Bee, Roanoke, Virginia (from the October 2009 Guideposts Magazine) They call me the frog… Continue reading F.R.O.G.
A lot of thoughts have been popping into my head in the middle of the night lately. Sometimes they consist of just a word, but last night it was the sentence, "You have always been taken care of." It was a soothing thought to me; one that brought a sense of peace and comfort, and… Continue reading You have always been taken care of
In 12 days, we will be leaving for Mexico. I've been doing a lot of planning; looking at the Mayan ruin sites, calculating driving distances, reading reviews of local restaurants and rental car companies and deciding how much money to have converted to pesos beforehand. I am a planner. I'm good at it, and I… Continue reading the happy trip