What Goes in Comes Out

what goes in comes out

It can’t come out if it doesn’t go in. I heard these words often as a child: What goes in, comes out. That’s because our attitudes bred of boredom, anger, or laziness came out in work or in play. When I was a kid at home, there were words I never considered saying because I didn’t hear them. You know what happened. I grew older, became more exposed, and thus my vocabulary increased. Sometimes a … Read more

Why I Make My Bed (Almost) Every Morning

make my bed

Making my bed. I don’t remember having rules about making our beds when I was a kid. My mother’s bed was always made, and she seldom came upstairs to check our rooms. Sometimes the beds got made, and sometimes not. Forming a new habit is easiest if a person does something (or refrains from doing something) every day for a month. This develops a pattern, and that’s what you want. That’s what I did. I made … Read more

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy Cucumber Salad. This cucumber salad is a great way to dress up garden cucumbers! There’s nothing like a cucumber fresh from the garden, washed, peeled and salted for summer flavor. This is cucumber season, so it’s time for this recipe again. I first posted it three years ago, so it’s about time to bring it around again, don’t you think? If you want to spruce it up a little and add some variety to … Read more

A. S. K. – A Way to Pray


Hide-n-Seek One of our kids’ favorite games with their father when they were small was Hide-n-Seek in the house. They had more fun hiding from him and trying to find him when it was his turn to hide. I remember especially the day his two and three year-olds could not find him anywhere in the house. You’d think, as large as he was as an adult, it would be hard to find places to hide. After hunting … Read more

Why My Kids Are Not Entitled


Nix Entitled in your vocabulary. The word entitled should not be in a parents’ vocabulary. Oh, we might not say it, but we certainly think it.  How do I know? When our six were in school, every end-of-summer, we had discussion with other parents. We had our ideas of which teacher we hoped our child got that year, and certainly the teachers we did not want our child to have. Yeah. I had some ideas, but … Read more