It’s All in the Cards and Rosters and Yearbooks and. . .

Never let your husband give up on his dreams.                This is one of the best pieces of marriage advice I received. For my husband, baseball has always been a big part of his passion and dreams. Sure, before I met him he grew out of the dream to become a Major League Baseball player,Continue reading “It’s All in the Cards and Rosters and Yearbooks and. . .”

Oh.My.Word!

I never saw myself as a word-of-the-year person. I never considered the idea. . .             . . .Until three years ago, after moving to a new state. There was nothing mystical or ethereal, I just sensed that courage would be my word for 2019. It was a good one. Besides moving 1000 miles away,Continue reading “Oh.My.Word!”

Is It Worth the Struggle?

Slogging through Jell-o. That’s what riding my bike felt like earlier this week. I noticed my speed was reduced. I had to use a lower gear. I couldn’t ride as far. It was hard work. I had missed a few days of riding. Did it really make that much difference? It was breezy out. WasContinue reading “Is It Worth the Struggle?”

How to Combat the Unseemly Pride of Caregiving

Yesterday I had the privilege of being a guest on the radio show/podcast Hope for the Caregiver. In my conversation with host Peter Rosenberger, I recalled a scenario from our early years of marriage. I was scheduled to sing special music at our church’s evening service. I don’t remember what happened, but earlier in the weekContinue reading “How to Combat the Unseemly Pride of Caregiving”

Valentine’s Day, Romance and the Song of Solomon

On the heels of Valentine’s Day, may I ask, how was the romance? We went to dinner at a restaurant new to us, but not fancy schmancy. We had great food and good conversation. Apparently, we made a good choice to eat early, as the line was out the door with people wanting to getContinue reading “Valentine’s Day, Romance and the Song of Solomon”