Taking a Break for Memorial Day

Hello, dear friends!  As we celebrate Memorial Day here in the U.S. and honor the fallen who died serving our country, I’m taking a break from writing in order to spend time with loved ones. Sending a big shout-out/thank you to all who serve in the Armed Forces in every country – we appreciate you […]

To Strive? Or To Find Contentment?

DD2 = Dear 2nd Daughter Our school’s girls’ running group About  four months ago, an email was sent out to the staff at our high school asking if anyone would be interested in organizing a girls’ running group. The runners would train six weeks for a 5 km run in support of women’s mental health to […]

Natural Disasters and Preparedness

Last week, Ruth wrote about the horrible flooding in her area that left many dealing with destroyed homes, and even some fatalities. Natural disasters are horrible things. When the earth gets off kilter, winds rave, fires ravage, rains crash down,  and the happenings destroy much in their paths.

Natural Disasters Really Do Happen

Natural disasters True confession: I  have lived my life with the acceptance that while natural disasters do happen, they don’t happen “here”. Fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, droughts . . . They wield their destructive force in other places. So when I read articles about the need to get prepared – financially and otherwise – for the possibility of a […]

The Unexpected – Is it Making You Nervous?

The other day when I called my brothers to give them the scoop on my mom (she’d had some medical problems, but she’s fine now, thankfully), I talked with my older-younger brother right away, but I was a bit surprised when my youngest brother didn’t answer the phone right away, and even more surprised when […]