Labor Day is a bittersweet holiday, isn’t it? The end of the summer, squeezing in the last bits of fun and adventure, all the while looking forward to the return to normal structure September brings. I love the leisurely pace of summer but by the end of August I can’t wait to get back into […]
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An Encouraging Word Makes the Heart Glad.
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but an encouraging word makes it glad. Proverbs 12:25 The effects of encouragement is such a neat thing to watch. Our little dog Dutch gives me a picture perfect example of it every morning. Dutch loves to sleep. I mean, really loves to sleep. And he loves […]
I can fly, but I can’t sit down?
I admit I’m not a fan of air travel; in fact it scares me to death. Not sure why, because I used to fly quite often, even in some very small planes with propellers and pontoons. After a couple of bumpy flights though I went from being mildly uncomfortable to embarrassingly panicked. When it […]
More than Fireworks
Happy Independence Day! This day always reminds me that despite whatever is going on our country politically, economically, or socially, we do live in an exceptional place founded by exceptional people. I thank God for the opportunity to live in the Land of Opportunity. Remember the bicentennial celebrations? The movie 1776? What fun! We […]
Navigating Military Finances
Our military service members are a fine group of men and women, sacrificing for our nation and living a lifestyle that’s unique and challenging. Although they don’t do it for the thanks, I’m glad we have Veterans Day set aside to show them our gratitude that we celebrated last weekend. As a military mom it’s […]
Go Ahead and Scratch
I haven’t had much occasion to write about Dutch lately- you may think that means he’s been behaving… but it only means that he hasn’t been misbehaving in any NEW ways lately. This week though the poor little guy got himself a “hot spot.” Just in case you don’t know, a hot spot on a […]
The Places You’ll Go
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” ~Dr. Seuss, “Oh! The Places You’ll Go!” August is a bittersweet month, isn’t it? The end of the summer, squeezing in the last bits of fun and adventure, all the while looking forward to the […]
The Right to Choose Your Skivvies
My parents’ community celebrates Fourth of July like no other. They have pool parties, a bouncy house, a huge barbecue, and of course, the requisite fireworks display. But the highlight of the week-long celebration is the golf cart parade. My mom and my daughter have entered three years now, decorating the golf cart and strategizing […]