Today, we had a big scare at our house.  As we were returning from a walk, I thought I heard our smoke detectors going off.  The closer I got to the front door the louder the sound became.  Sure enough,  when I opened the door, smoke poured out of our house.  I ran inside to find that I had a

Today, we had a big scare at our house. As we were returning from a walk, I thought I heard our smoke detectors going off. The closer I got to the front door the louder the sound became. Sure enough, when I opened the door, smoke poured out of our house. I ran inside to find that I had a

A Home Away from Home       Family has always been important to me.  I had a close knit family growing up so when our children came along, I wanted the same type of relationship with them that I had enjoyed in my family of origin.  Moving to Florida thirty some years ago meant moving away from all of our blood relative

A Home Away from Home Family has always been important to me. I had a close knit family growing up so when our children came along, I wanted the same type of relationship with them that I had enjoyed in my family of origin. Moving to Florida thirty some years ago meant moving away from all of our blood relative

Recently, while traveling to a birthday celebration with our son Aaron, daughter in law Bonnie,  and grandsons Bennett and Aiden, I had a chance to watch the movie "Frozen".  Great movie and lots of fun.  I think Aiden had everything memorized as he shared his small screen with me.  I loved the

Recently, while traveling to a birthday celebration with our son Aaron, daughter in law Bonnie, and grandsons Bennett and Aiden, I had a chance to watch the movie "Frozen". Great movie and lots of fun. I think Aiden had everything memorized as he shared his small screen with me. I loved the

Directionally Challenged? In Switzerland, trying to decide which way to go!       Over the many years that Glenn and I have been married, we have been lost in both cities and the countryside more times than we can count and that is even when we use a GPS.  Of course, not all GPS units are geared towards taking you the shor

Directionally Challenged? In Switzerland, trying to decide which way to go! Over the many years that Glenn and I have been married, we have been lost in both cities and the countryside more times than we can count and that is even when we use a GPS. Of course, not all GPS units are geared towards taking you the shor

Children catch many things as they are growing up:  the…

Children catch many things as they are growing up: the…

Is it Any Wonder?      Opening our local newspaper today, I came upon a cartoon in the commentary section.  The message in the picture could not be more clear.  There was a computer screen with the large word PORN on it, a collection of alcohol bottles and drugs, a movie theater marquee with the title "Chainsaw Sadis

Is it Any Wonder? Opening our local newspaper today, I came upon a cartoon in the commentary section. The message in the picture could not be more clear. There was a computer screen with the large word PORN on it, a collection of alcohol bottles and drugs, a movie theater marquee with the title "Chainsaw Sadis

A little over two years ago, my husband and I took a 40th wedding anniversary trip to Europe.  Both of us had dreamed of visiting Scotland, England, Germany and Switzerland, but I never thought there would really be such a possibility.  When my husband declared his intention to take me, I

A little over two years ago, my husband and I took a 40th wedding anniversary trip to Europe. Both of us had dreamed of visiting Scotland, England, Germany and Switzerland, but I never thought there would really be such a possibility. When my husband declared his intention to take me, I

Longing For a Good Word      How often do we take the time to share a good word of encouragement with the people we meet each day?  Most frequently, we just say "Hello, how are you today?"  The usual reply is "Fine".  Yet this is merely a kind of pleasantry that never reaches beyond skin deep.  To be honest, we simply do n

Longing For a Good Word How often do we take the time to share a good word of encouragement with the people we meet each day? Most frequently, we just say "Hello, how are you today?" The usual reply is "Fine". Yet this is merely a kind of pleasantry that never reaches beyond skin deep. To be honest, we simply do n

Ready Or Not....Here It Comes!        Timing is everything isn't it?  It seems like only yesterday we were preparing for our church play and musical and today, it was here in what seemed like an express delivery!  God blessed our efforts, and we all rejoic

Ready Or Not....Here It Comes! Timing is everything isn't it? It seems like only yesterday we were preparing for our church play and musical and today, it was here in what seemed like an express delivery! God blessed our efforts, and we all rejoic

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