Category: On Life and Writing

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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Easter Week Four – Read the Acts of the Apostles

 April 26, 2018

Acts of the Apostles rocks! Full of adventure with fearless heroes with magical powers! During the Easter season, readings from the Old Testament are replaced by readings from Acts of the Apostles as we focus on the early church. In my youth, inspired by the Acts of the Apostles, I had participated in peaceful protests […]

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Barbara Bush – A Tribute

 April 20, 2018

I didn’t know a lot about Barbara Bush outside of being the wife of former president George H.W. Bush and mother of former president George W. Bush. I have this recollection of this grandmotherly figure wearing pearls in the white house. I appreciated her work in promoting literacy. But, perhaps her greatest role was one […]

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Easter Week Three – Pray for Unity and Peace

 April 19, 2018

Before Jesus went to his death, at his last supper, he prayed, “Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.” (John 17:11b) He prayed for his church, for all of us who would come after him in faith. His is a […]

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What is Comfort Care? End of Life Decisions

 April 18, 2018

This week Barbara Bush valiantly decided to forego active treatment and only receive comfort care during her last days. With this choice she has brought end of life decisions to the forefront of the public eye. As a chaplain at a retirement community for twelve years and teaching death and dying courses, talking about such […]

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7 Weeks of Easter – Week 2, Spring Cleaning

 April 12, 2018

When I was growing up, each Easter, the Easter bunny hid candies in our basement. This meant we kids had to clean the basement because the Easter bunny wouldn’t leave candy in a dirty basement. Thus my mom got her basement cleaned every year and a jump on her spring cleaning. I was not as […]

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Delicious Secrets – Now Available for Pre-Order!

 April 6, 2018

Book Five of my Dancing through Life Series, Delicious Secrets, is now available for pre-order for $1.99. It will be released on Memorial Weekend, just in time for the summer reading season. Secretaries are supposed to be the keepers of secrets. Marcie, the main character, has a lot to learn about secrets and life. Delicious Secrets is […]

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