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”

God Doesn’t Waste Anything

God does not waste anything. While those exact words may not be found in the Bible, the concept is there. Over the last few months God has proven this in my life. I had the usual childhood answers to “what do you want to do when you grow up?” Nurse, teacher, etc. As I grewContinue reading “God Doesn’t Waste Anything”

Recliner Ninja

I’ll admit it. I am a recliner sitting American Ninja Warrior (ANW). I am captivated by that television show. Captivated, that is, to watch, not to participate. True Ninja’s and Ninja wanna-bes run across floating disks, climb salmon ladders, cross wingnut alley, open doors underwater and take on the warped wall. If forced to tryContinue reading “Recliner Ninja”

Reflections on Blizzard or Hurricane Prep

Blizzard. Hurricane. No, I am not thinking about the ice cream treat or drink by those names. Either would be more fun, than the weather events. We are in the middle of living through our first hurricane season (June – November) in central Florida. Prior to this we endured more blizzards than we would likeContinue reading “Reflections on Blizzard or Hurricane Prep”

Marriage Dreams

Dreams of marriage . . . candlelight and romance . . . tackling projects together. . . kids that look like you, and act like him (or vice versa) . . . retirement days to travel and enjoy one another and the family. What was your dream for marriage? Many of us don’t think aboutContinue reading “Marriage Dreams”

What’d You Get Me?

Jerry and I have most of our gift giving occasions between October – December.  That is the timeframe of both of our birthdays, our anniversary and of course Christmas.  The following post was written late in December several years ago, but the truth of it remains in my heart and mind–especially this Christmas day. MyContinue reading “What’d You Get Me?”