The irony of a freeze in Florida isn’t so much that Boston ferns can’t tolerate the cold. It’s that the freeze in Florida showed me God’s power and my lack thereof. Continue reading One takeaway from the irony of a freeze in Florida
… and I want workout partners, if you’re available. It’s the time of year when our health club is overrun … Continue reading My 5 tips for success at the gym in 2018
On the outside, I sported a conservative, black wool coat, black tights and ankle boots with a red scarf — and … Continue reading Santa’s helper needs some attention, apparently
Recently, I’ve spent most of my weekends weeding my yard, and I’ve found what I termed “a metaphor for my life.” Getting into the yard to pull weeds is evidence of the hope I’ve found in this near chaos. Continue reading My yard is a metaphor for my life
I tend to tromp hastily through life’s messes in an attempt to get them behind me. I wondered if I’d missed part of God’s message to me because of my tendency to hurry. Continue reading Look for the message in the mess
When a person with Alzheimer’s disease loses her memory, does she lose her faith as well? My mother has Alzheimer’s … Continue reading If you lose your mind, do you lose your faith?
On my 10th wedding anniversary, my husband gave me a beautiful yellow and white gold necklace. I had never seen … Continue reading Even a beautiful chain can bind you
I returned to work after Hurricane Irma feeling a bit worse for wear but was humbled by hearing the experiences … Continue reading Hurricane Irma and the hours without power
Hurricane Irma — aka “the largest Atlantic hurricane ever,” “the monster storm” and “killer hurricane” after its first deaths were … Continue reading The “calm” before Hurricane Irma
After my cat saved my life I suffered misery, wonder, and an MRE. Not “Meal, Ready-to-Eat.” Not food … Continue reading When an MRE is a medical test, not a meal
A week ago, I had no idea that having a personalized emoji was even a thing, and now I am … Continue reading How do you get an emoji makeover?
Prayers, please! As I type, my friend Connie is at the hospital undergoing surgery to remove a lobe of her lung that encases a nodule. Continue reading Connie’s got this — but pray anyway, please!
I do credit this animal with saving my life, not just diagnosing me. Because my story didn’t end there… Continue reading How my cat saved my life (Part II)
I have to give credit where credit is due — even if it is to a self-centered beast who walks … Continue reading How my cat saved my life — just last week
Dear Pinterest, Please stop sending me messages along the lines of “It’s a match: Sara and Kevin.” Just. Stop. I … Continue reading It’s Pinterest not Pimpterest — and other random thoughts
Parenting is a full-contact sport, a risky business, an often thankless task, and my greatest joy and still-in-progress accomplishment. Continue reading My baby turns 21 today
I’m thankful I can see a doctor when I need one, but I want to be in the best health I can be by doctoring myself — so I won’t need one often. Continue reading Live as if health care won’t be there when you need it