How to Survive Anything

How to Survive Anything

Just how does someone survive anything? Really? Not long ago I talked with a woman who truly exudes a lighter heart in tough times. You’ll find her story real and remarkable. Katherine is the kind of woman we could sit down with for coffee and suddenly discover we’ve...
Just Keep at It

Just Keep at It

Just keep at it. That’s sometimes easier said than done. I ran across the “just keep at it” words this week  in The Message rendering of 1 Timothy 4:16. “Keep a firm grasp on both your character and your teaching. Don’t be diverted. Just keep at it.” Don’t be...
Two Beautiful Minds

Two Beautiful Minds

I know two older women with beautiful minds. My neighbor, Ilse, has a beautiful mind, it just doesn’t always cooperate as she’d like. Dementia has a way of muddling the brain’s communication pathways, leaving a person drifting in and out of a mental fog. Dementia is...
Life After the Unthinkable

Life After the Unthinkable

We all have a story to tell. Even if we think we don’t. I am honored to tell this bending story of a much-loved librarian who survived and thrived after the unthinkable slammed into her life. Some people love books and are voracious readers. Lois Wagner was one of...
“Hello, God, Are You There?”

“Hello, God, Are You There?”

I am recovering from thumb surgery, so this week I am sharing from my timeless blog classics. Enjoy! Learning to bend in life includes learning to hold tight when it feels like God goes silent. Hello? Hello, God, are you there? So goes the wondering when it comes to...
Just Get Up, Again. Again. Again. Again.

Just Get Up, Again. Again. Again. Again.

So when is losing really winning? Here our world goes again, beating up on another already beleaguered sports champion, an Olympian gold medalist. This time instead of rock star gymnast Simone Biles being battered by the media and fans everywhere, it’s Olympic Alpine...
Lassie to Your Rescue?

Lassie to Your Rescue?

Tell me you know who Lassie is. Yes! I honestly have not met anyone who does not know about that beloved rough collie Hollywood icon, Lassie. I’ve had people from South America tell me how they had very few TV channels to watch growing up, but their parents made sure...
Just Say “Yes”

Just Say “Yes”

Sure, go ahead. Just say “yes.” Recently I posted about learning to say “no” to things that distract and are not the best choice for us. Lest you think I’m a negative naysayer who balks at the good, the adventurous and the fun, I am suggesting we also balance out life...
Living the Now

Living the Now

So many of us jumpstart our Januarys with a lengthy list of things we’d like to change or improve upon in the coming year. We vow to eat better, exercise more and get our finances on track. We aspire to play more and complain less. We swear we’ll ditch fear and laugh...
One Word Changes Everything

One Word Changes Everything

“No. Nope. Can’t. Not the best choice for me. No.” As we start off another new year, I’ve been spending time rereading a fabulously practical book that a dear friend gave me a few years ago. Maybe you’ve read Present Over Perfect too. If not, I highly recommend this...