Should schools reopen?

Should schools reopen?

My heart is heavy for educators, parents, and students today.   Yesterday I asked folks on my profile page, “How...

Are you a happy camper right now?

Are you a happy camper right now?

Among my dad’s wise sayings was this: “What the worst thing that could happen?”   That always struck a note...

Finding joy in frustration

Finding joy in frustration

Yesterday I was so frustrated.   No, it wasn’t teenagers. They’re long gone.   No, it wasn’t my dear husband....

Blessings: What would Jesus do?

Blessings: What would Jesus do?

I don’t know how or when it started, but for years now I’ve signed off with “blessings!” — both in...

The process of restoration

The process of restoration

A few months back I bought a set of vintage swinging doors. They were painted with cream and brown paint–much...

Finding the truth about myself

Finding the truth about myself

I’ve been near-sighted since the sixth grade. That was not a good year. My school had a fire, so I...

Two ways to recharge

Two ways to recharge

How’s your energy level going? I have felt so depleted in recent weeks. I’m not going to share the whys...

When you need a Good Samaritan

When you need a Good Samaritan

Yesterday I saw love, grace, and hope in action.   As we live on the state highway that runs right...

Dear graduate . . .

Dear graduate . . .

Dear graduate,   “Good young person, don’t forget everything people have taught you; take their words to heart.   They’ll...

Replacing weeping with joy

Replacing weeping with joy

How do we find joy in such a time as this?   I have a friend, Pam Farrel, who is...