Visiting the Cottage

I love how my husband knows me. We were sitting in the living room, recovering from a long day at work, and I said, “I think you’re going to need to take me to upstate New York ┬áthis summer to research my next novel.” “Nooooooo,” he said,...

On Finishing Well

I am reading Billy Graham’s new book Nearing Home — Life, Faith, and Finishing Well. Several years ago I read his autobiography, which was 837 pages loooooong. This book is 180 pages. And it feels much heavier to me. The message is one I think we have...

Whatever Happened to What’s-His-Name?

This week I read about the last roll of dice in the Bible. Some people have a real problem with this “casting of lots” our forefathers did in Bible times. I don’t want to minimize the problem of modern-day gambling. It can wreck lives, tear up...

My Leap Year

I have decided to join the One Word tribe this year. Thanks mostly to a nudge from writer/editor/conference speaker/and friend Sue Brage. Choosing just one word to live by is daunting. I had narrowed it down to a theme. But one word? I’m a wordy person. One...

Top Ten Romantic Moves

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m posting the Top Ten Most Romantic Things my husband has done in the forty years I’ve known him. 10. Flowers – Really, they never fail. The African violet he gave me for our 3rd anniversary. The two bouquets he...