3 Rewards of Being Neighborly

3 Rewards of Being Neighborly

“Frances, Frances, hello, Frances!” Oh, the rewards of being neighborly. It really does not take much effort to stop and say “hello” to a neighbor. I’m willing to bet you can even branch out past the people who live directly next to you. My dogs and I have long made...
Why Interruptions Are Good for You

Why Interruptions Are Good for You

Tap. Rap-tap. Tap. For the past several weeks I’ve heard the slight knock at my front door around 7:40 every weekday morning. My 11-year-old neighbor five houses up stops by now to greet Posie, my new collie girl who was a littermate to my Ayrabelle. Bit by bit, I am...
When One Day Bends Your Life

When One Day Bends Your Life

“One day can bend your life,” writes New York Times best-selling author Mitch Albom. I learned anew recently that he is painfully right. What bends your life right now? Relationship heartache? Illness? Depleted finances? A struggling child? Loss of a loved one? On...
Just Be Held

Just Be Held

Driving out of the hospital parking lot this week, the song “Just Be Held” came on the radio. This song by Casting Crowns always makes me a bit misty because I think of a couple of friends in a blazing firestorm with cancer and the insidious aftereffects of their...