Because He Always Does

When my children were young, I was privileged and blessed that I was able to stay at home with them during the day. However, my part-time job took me away from home most evenings, leaving my husband, Stan, in charge of their care. Whether I was home or at work, every night Stan would read a story to each of...

Put Me In, Coach!

Did you catch the season premiere of The Biggest Loser this week? Trainer Jillian Michaels is back! Oh boy, is she back! Jillian was downright brutal in her training, having no ounce of empathy toward any of the contestants. Whether they fell down on the treadmill, fainted, or threw up, she pressed them to...

Don’t Wait—Just Do It!

During the Christmas season, it seems like I’m bombarded with mailings of charitable requests. In a recent conversation I’ve had with a colleague of mine, I was reminded that, in this spirit of giving, we should be mindful of those needs not just for the extraordinary, but for the ordinary, everyday...

Thanksgiving Should Be Every Day!

Late last month my niece was involved in a terrible car accident. As a result, she is recuperating with three fractures in her left foot, a fracture in her right foot, a broken right ankle, two broken vertebrae, and facial burns and corneal abrasion from the airbag. We thank God she survived! I visited with...

Autumn Adventures

In early spring of this year, I took on a new venture. I joined a CSA (short for Community Supported Agriculture), a group of local farmers who use sustainable farming techniques to produce seasonal vegetables, chickens, eggs, and an assortment of other farm products that are free of antibiotics, hormones,...

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