100 Days

When my kids were young, their elementary school made a big deal out of the 100th day of school. Classes kept track of the number of days in anticipation of the 100th day. It was considered a milestone that represented progress, growth, and achievement. Kids were encouraged to be proud of their academic efforts, and…

Lifting weights

I didn’t participate in organized sports as a kid—I sang in the choir.  Edited the poetry section of the school magazine.  I was in the French club (oui!).  The only time I spent in a gym was the required hour each school day for P.E. class. After our children were grown, my husband decided it…

Grief

I lost my Mom the night before Thanksgiving. Well, maybe I shouldn’t say “lost” – I know where she is–in Heaven with Jesus. But she’s no longer living here with me. I’ve lost the ability to see her with my own eyes and hug her with my own arms, to tell her I love her…

It’s a sign!

What do you do when you’re stopped in traffic? Do you look around at the other cars, reading license plates without really thinking about it, reading billboards while you wait for the traffic to start moving again? Are those signs even effective—will you remember what you read? Advertisers are banking on it! “If you think…

God sees!

We love to spend family vacation in Colorado. On our most recent trip, we did a 7-mile “moderate” hike—which took us 6 hours! Much of the hike followed next to a rushing mountain stream. We saw spacious meadows filled with wildflowers, butterflies, and hummingbirds. We lunched at a waterfall. It was almost magical! Then my…

How long?

Mom asked the other night if anything could be done about her memory loss.  I told her no, that’s part of the disease (dementia), and that’s why she lives with us now.  She sighed and asked if we knew how long? How long till what?  Till she can no longer reason?  Till she can no…