Category: On Life and Writing

September 11 – Bittersweet Memories

 September 11, 2018

On a rainy September 11, in 2010, on the campus of Michigan State University, my daughter Ruth married her college sweetheart. They had been aware of the significance of the day as they struggled to find a date that worked. They finally determined that this was one way to redeem a day fraught which such […]

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Questions to Live By

 August 30, 2018

Do you have questions that you live by? Beautiful questions that define and give structure to your life? I’ve been reflecting on this since my blog post last week when I asked whether there were any questions that had given your life direction. I’ve been wondering since then:  What are the questions I live by? […]

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Beautiful Questions to be Released in Time for Labor Day Weekend

 August 23, 2018

What are the beautiful questions that have kept you going throughout your life? Do some answers keep changing depending on your changing life circumstances? Whatever the answer, keep asking the questions! Some questions are so big, they can take a lifetime to answer. They are big enough for you to live in, walk around in […]

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We Are Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On

 July 19, 2018

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little lives are rounded with sleep.” The Tempest, William Shakespeare I have long loved this quote. I’m not sure why, I just know I’ve loved it since I first heard it while studying Shakespeare in high school, way too long ago to remember. Prospero, […]

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Shoot off your fireworks, but not your mouths. Happy Fourth of July!

 July 3, 2018

Fireworks and picnics, parades and parties. Thus we celebrate the establishment of our country over two hundred years ago. It’s fun, but what does it have to do with what our founding fathers dreamed of for our country? Dreams of our Founding Fathers In order to form a more perfect union … Our forefathers dreamed […]

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Easter Week Seven – Look Up!

 May 17, 2018

There’s a story I read once about a grandfather giving his grandson a kite. The grandson asked him years later why he had given him the kite. The grandson had had a troubled childhood. The last thing he had wanted was a kite. He didn’t know how to fly it and never liked it. He […]

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Kick Off the Summer Reading Season with a Copy of Delicious Secrets!

 May 14, 2018

The summer reading season is almost upon us. Time to sit under a tree in a park or lie on a beach and read. Just in time for the summer reading season, book five in my Dancing through Life Series, Delicious Secrets, is available for pre-order through Amazon. Delicious Secrets! Pastor Joe’s church secretary retired […]

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Easter Week Six – Remembering Mom

 May 10, 2018

This weekend we celebrate Mother’s Day. It is a day set aside to celebrate the special women in our life. It is a day for remembering mom! It didn’t really hit me that I was a mother until that Mother’s Day after my twin daughters were born. I was now a mom with a capital […]

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Easter Week Five – Plant a Garden

 May 3, 2018

Getting your hands dirty in God’s good earth is good for your spirit! There is nothing like planting a garden and watching new life sprout forth. As a child, my mom would start flower seeds in the house in preparation for planting them outside once the weather warmed up. I attempted a garden when my […]

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