“My Next Executive Decision Was to Burst Into Tears”

I have never met Katrina – except through her blog.  My husband is related to folks who are kin to her, but we’re no relation. We’re alike in some ways and different in others.  We’re both  nurses and both writers.  She’s written four books, and I’ve written two. While both of us lost our mothers to cancer, she lost hers at a younger age than did I.  She’s been to other countries to work as a … Read more

How the Fleas Got In – and A Few Other Things

You want to know how those fleas came into our house? There were several culprits – and I confess that I was one of them. There were other culprits as well. We had Tailless Tom.   We had Crook, the calico mama, grandmama and great grandmama. Then, we had the kittens – all twenty-nine of them.  Wait. I think there were thirty-one. Or was it thirty-three?! We had the kids – and a niece who … Read more

Hanging On Until the Milk Expires

I have never lost a child and I know for certain that I have absolutely no clue about what it’s like to experience such horrible grief.  But if I ever do, my friend Shelley is one of the first people I would call.  That’s because Shelley is real even as she writes about her raw grief. I had known her son Joseph as a child and was just learning to re-know him in the months before … Read more

A Growing Pile of Pennies

I came across this post a few weeks ago on Luci’s blog at Properties of Light.  I asked permission from the author, my friend Dorcas, who is an author of five books and blogs at Life in the Shoe.  Dorcas graciously gave me permission to share this.  Be sure to visit her blog at: www.dorcassmucker.blogspot.com/ This story so resonated with me, and I am certain it will with you as well. A Growing Pile of Pennies This … Read more

First Things First: Just Hush!

Hush.  Just Hush. That’s what God told me to do. There’s an eleven-year-story here. It’s a good story, I’m telling you. It’s good, not because we are, but because God is good. But first, a true story from the Bible and a sermon from that story. One Sunday our pastor preached about the time the Children of Israel left Egypt and their life of slavery. You might know the story of the time Moses led … Read more