Impromptu is Best

Yesterday my mom and I hoped to go to a concert, but my mom’s back was hurting so much, we weren’t able to. Today she had an appointment first thing this morning, then the rest of the day was free. Thankfully, she was feeling much better and even had some energy after her appointment. So, […]

Called for Freedom

There were a couple of lines in the scripture reading this morning that really stood out to me. “For you were called for freedom, brothers and sisters. But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; rather, serve one another through love. For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement, namely, […]

In Our Hearts

Yesterday was the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Today was the Solemnity of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Is it coincidence that yesterday the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and that today new gun laws were passed? In the words of President Biden,  “I know there’s much more work to do, and […]

The Sleepover

We were blessed to have 2 of my grandchildren stay with us for a couple of days. There was one little accident, but we all made it through. We played games, went for walks, watched the hawks, played pretend, and even did yoga. One of my grandson’s favorite games is Monopoly. We have a Star […]


I was just perusing my previous blogs this evening. When I started writing, I simply wanted to shed a little light on the love and goodness that God offers every day. What I have received is so much more. I have managed to capture a somewhat decent record of my and my family’s live events. […]

More Crazy Wildlife

In the dining room, there is a large window that faces the yard with the large pine tree that holds the hawk’s nest. The grassy area has a rod iron fence around it with a sidewalk and street on the other side. We like looking out at the squirrels, birds, bunnies, and people walking their […]

Fine Father’s Day

I knew today would be tough without my dad here. So I tried to keep my mind on good things. I thought of many wonderful men that I have been blessed to have in my life and sent them a note. They have inspired me, kept me on the right track, and been someone for […]

Dove Wisdom

My mom and I made a trip to the cabin today. It was bittersweet. The last time we were there was a year and a half ago with my dad. Unfortunately, at that time, he had no recollection of the house he had lovingly built with family and friends 40 years ago and quickly became […]

Andy Griffith Wisdom

The other day, I was talking with my son about the difficulty of raising children. There are so many “things” pulling them in different directions, all having allure and temptation. A friend shared this description of an Andy Griffith episode and it spoke to my heart: When a hobo told Andy he should just let […]

God’s Care

I had a great time at dinner with friends tonight. I told them the story of lunch with my mom and friends yesterday and wondered how long our group would be able to continue our monthly get togethers. This got us talking about our future and what we were planning on doing. I said I […]