A Funny Thing Happened on the way to Christmas

My kind, thoughtful husband told our friends recently that he was worried about me because I hadn’t even put up our Christmas tree this year. The tree has been lit for two weeks. In fairness, here are some things to consider: 1. He doesn’t care a great...

A Christmas Tag Line You May Have Missed

So many famous phrases come from the original Christmas Story in the Bible. You can probably quote lots of them. One of my favorites, though, doesn’t show up on the traditional Christmas card. It happened a year or so before Jesus was born. We don’t know...
Open in Case of a Blue Christmas

Open in Case of a Blue Christmas

Fair warning: I’ll be posting a whole lot of happy in the next twenty-some days. I love Christmas. However, I’m aware that this is the most dismal time of the year for many folks. I’m not trying to rub happy in your face. Depression is real. It is...

Of Turkey, Tables, and Thanking the Universe

I love women’s magazines. I loved them more back in the day when they included a good short story and some actual articles instead of ten pages of beauty tips. But, I still like looking at the pretty pictures. And, some of my favorites still include a few...
A Grateful Nation

A Grateful Nation

My little brother was born on Veteran’s Day a few decades ago.We called it Armistice Day back then, in honor of the signing of the armistice, or truce, that stopped the fighting in World War I. (100 years ago this weekend) I remember my grandfather being...

We’re Still Chasing Dreams

The children blame me. They claim that my constant encouragement to “be anything you want to be” caused them to actually believe they could. The girls say they began to doubt me just a smidge when they were in high school. They were watching Olympic...