Finding that illusive peace

Finding that illusive peace

Christmas is coming, and as I find myself making a Christmas list for my immediate family of 20, plus other...

Always the answer

Always the answer

I was thinking about the typical kid sayings the other day when I took four of the grandkiddos to the...

Quenching my thirst

Quenching my thirst

I live in the largest alpine valley in North America: the Sierra Valley.   At about 5,000 feet in elevation,...

Finding November love

Finding November love

I never thought much of November when I was younger: all rainy and blowy and . . . plain. November...

Finding hope

Finding hope

Hope: n. desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment I can have hope for a good future because...

It’s not easy being a woman. He knows that.

It’s not easy being a woman. He knows that.

It’s tough to be a woman, isn’t it? The physical demands on our lives seem too much sometimes. Too much....

From anger to forgiveness

From anger to forgiveness

Ever had someone cuss you out in a nonstop blue streak of the worst possible names?   I have.  ...

The doughnut draw to faith

The doughnut draw to faith

I grew up in a church-going family, but Sunday meant one thing for me: doughnuts.   Sunday was a big...

Elusive humility

Elusive humility

I was having such a great time with friends at a book convention. Each day was spent strolling the miles...

Simple faith

Simple faith

My dad was brilliant and kind. He once said, “There should just be one law: Be nice.”   Doesn’t that...

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