I stop watches. Seriously. If I had to claim a superpower, this would be it. The phenomenon actually runs in my family. Both my mother and my older sister have this ability/curse as well. I can get a brand new watch that is running just fine. The next day, the […]
I checked my watch again. Fifteen minutes had passed. Still no sign of her. Sigh.
The lady I “carpooled” with (she didn’t have a car so I did all the driving) was sooo chronically late. Not five minutes late. Twenty to twenty-five minutes. Every day.
To prepare you for this book, I want to share a brief portion of the description of a luckenbooth. While it is not necessary for understanding the novellas, this additional insight is interesting to me and so I thought it might pique your interest as well. The enduring appeal of […]
If I tell you a secret, do you promise not to laugh?
Guilt and feelings of inadequacy can be such powerful motivators, driving us to work hard for the approval of others. Working hard isn’t necessarily a bad thing, nor is seeking approval. However, when we think we need to work for God’s approval, then there is a problem. Praise God we […]
Jean eased down into a perfect execution of the splits. I was amazed. I don’t think I have ever been that flexible and my dear friend is a septuagenarian. She still lives by herself, cares for her granddaughter, helps with Sunday School, and hosts a Bible study for women. She […]
Sometimes, it is really hard for me to look in the mirror and feel beautiful. I look and see the wrong weight, the puffy eyes or the blemishes or whatever else it is that detracts from my definition of attractive. Strangely, though, these are not things that I look for […]
People who know my husband and me often comment on how different we are and how they never would have pictured us together. While I am outgoing, optimistic, and, dare I say, effervescent, my dear husband is very much an introvert and tends to be more calm and serious. I […]
I’ve always had a fascination with the pioneers and the late 1800s. Perhaps it was from growing up in California and the camping trips we took all over the Southwest. The Indians (as we called them when I was younger) fascinated me as well. Western fiction, both in books and […]
I had never dreamed that I would move so far away from my family and friends yet I found myself in our car following the moving truck my husband was driving headed for our new home, sixteen or so hours away from the world I had always known. Don’t get […]