Deep-ish Thoughts, Family, Personal, Thinking Out Loud

Thoughts on an Unremarkable Birthday

It's my birthday today, so I'm in a reflective mood. It's not a milestone birthday, and it doesn't look to be a remarkable day in any way. I'll spend most of the day alone, doing unremarkable things, like working and paying bills and running errands. I've already started getting good wishes for the day on… Continue reading Thoughts on an Unremarkable Birthday


Yearnings & Gratitude

I get homesick. A lot. I miss my family, both those in Missouri and those in Utah. I miss family get togethers. I miss lunches with my sister and hanging out with my granddaughters. I miss going to the grandkids' birthday parties and showing up at the door with cake and ice cream for their… Continue reading Yearnings & Gratitude


10 Things I Love About Thanksgiving

I logged onto one of my professional profiles on Facebook this morning and found this memory waiting for me: I would say Happy Thanksgiving to all my FB friends in the US, but since I'm sitting here alone, in my daughter's house, working on a novel and watching her dog poop on the back lawn… Continue reading 10 Things I Love About Thanksgiving

Deep-ish Thoughts, Gratitude, Spiritual

Hanging out with Job

As some of you may remember, I started a journey through the scriptures a few years ago. My goal was (and still is) to read straight through, from page 1 to page ... whatever. Luckily, I didn't set a time limit for myself because if I had, I would have failed over and over again.… Continue reading Hanging out with Job

Family, Personal, Why I Believe

I’m a Survivor

I never think of myself as a cancer survivor. Never. For years I've heard people talking about cancer survivors, but I've never put myself on the roster. Since signing up for Facebook I've seen umpty-million posts about cancer and survivors scroll past on my screen and never once have I counted myself among the ranks… Continue reading I’m a Survivor

Family, Personal, Struggles, Trust

The Brightest Light

I've been in a slump lately -- and by lately, I mean since 2004. Or 2000. Or 1996, depending on which of my old journals you happen to be reading. I've known for a while that I've been in a slump. Everything has been so difficult. I have no physical energy. I have no creative… Continue reading The Brightest Light


Happy Birthday Lorelei!

Two years ago today, an incredible spirit came to join our family, and the world changed forever!    Her name is Lorelei Constance In the beginning, she was a very serious baby. She approached everything cautiously and with much serious deliberation. In fact, I commented often that I'd never seen such a serious baby.  Boy!… Continue reading Happy Birthday Lorelei!

Christ, Gratitude, Spiritual

Therefore take no thought…

Matthew 6: 30-33:  30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven,shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31  Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall… Continue reading Therefore take no thought…

Family, Gratitude, Holidays, Spiritual

Fear Not; I Will Help Thee

Psalms 16:1  Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.Isaiah 41:13: For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. I'm having a tough day today. There's no sugar-coating it. Serious things are going on, and I don't know how… Continue reading Fear Not; I Will Help Thee