The world’s move to online education has driven traffic to a website I created in 2009, resulting in a flood of unwanted emails. Continue reading The Coronavirus Is Messing with My Inbox
The prodigal cat. The idiot cat parent. If she weren’t such a bother, I’d be proud of my cat’s many talents. Please don’t skip this read because you hate cats. Continue reading Some People Are Too Nice to Own a Cat
(Spoiler Alert: I Need to Do It Again) “In two more days I will have read through the entire Bible … Continue reading I Read the Bible in One Year; This Is What It Did for Me
If you had to use a fragile clay pot to contain something precious, wouldn’t you take the utmost care with it? Continue reading Why Put So Much Effort Into a Body That Is Wasting Away?
I search for more in all the wrong places when what I really need is less of me and more of Jesus. Continue reading What I Really Want Is Less of Me
I’ll give you a clue. It involves bare skin. You can call me “Sweet Cheeks.” Or “Sticky Buns.” But don’t … Continue reading This is more disturbing than stepping in gum
A lighthearted look at failing to see the light I know. I never thought it would happen either. I got … Continue reading Why my blissful new-car feeling lasted just a week
Isn’t it possible for something to get worse in such tiny increments that I fail to recognize “worse” until it’s completely broken? Continue reading How do you know when something is really broken?
I had always wanted children. I simply had no idea that raising them — or parenting them once their decisions were all theirs — could feel so hard. Continue reading Parenting Rule #1: Stop looking the “gift horse” in the mouth
Whether I intend to or not, I am marketing by the way I live — positively or negatively. You are too. We are marketers. Continue reading Make them want what you have
On a special Saturday morning, I spent time with my grandson saying I love you with every chore. He got it. Continue reading ‘Are you doing this because you love me?’
(Or why “sharpening your saw” is so important — no matter what your “saw” might be) I had noticed that … Continue reading When doing good prevents you from doing best
Who knew that “the change” meant I’d change my outfit in an instant — and then change it back again? Continue reading Menopause goal: Never let them see you sweat
Driving toward a strategy Driving to and from work has made me a strategic commuter. Leaving my office at 5:05 … Continue reading How can you be strategic when you don’t have time to plan?
I had missed the birth of my first grandchild, and I was determined to be as present as possible for … Continue reading A grandmother is born — again
The difference wasn’t that I added anything to my routine. The difference was that I did what I thought I had been doing. Continue reading Do what you thought you were doing
It was my first Gramsy-grandson date, and Niko and I had chosen Chick-Fil-A for lunch after our adventures at the … Continue reading I’m BIG on time with my grandson
I had thoughts of “He will make your paths straight” (Prov. 3:6) and “Just keep swimming” (Dory in Finding Nemo), but, mostly I thought about a foot lamp. Continue reading Your action might make the difference. Act.