Parenting: A job that gets easier or harder?

 Most things in life  gets easier as we do them longer but not parenting. In fact, I’m becoming more  and more convinced that the year of infancy when they cry, never sleep through  the night, and need you to do everythingfor them is the easiest year. I even recall  older parents telling me to enjoy that year because it just gets harder. Lucky  for me my girls were both amazing night sleepers....more
That's what teenagers are for, to make it easy for parents to let go. In fact, depending on the ...more

~Le Sigh

~Le sigh.After coming off the high that was last week (namely, celebrating my birthday, my Dad's birthday, and Thanksgiving), today I had to deal with the extreme annoyances brought on by a wonky iPhone and laptop. I've been unable to receive text messages since approximately 2:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, so, if you texted me and I didn't respond - please don't take it personally....more
Did you turn the phone off and back on?   And, if you're going to upgrade, go 5. :-)more

Hard times to harmony...

Have you ever heard someone say, “Don’t pray for patience!”  The idea behind the statement comes from Romans 5:3, teaching patience is worked out in our lives by trials and tribulations.  But a closer look at this verse might be a good idea.  In the New Living Translation, Romans 5:3 says, “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance (patience).”   Did you catch it?  We should rejoice in the trials.  Why?  They help us develop patience.  Life lesson:  Pray for pat...more

Difficult People at Work?

American Ramdan Day Four: Calendars and Sacrifice

So I made it through yesterday, barely. And I only have 25 more days to go. At least I thought I did. Another calendar I picked up at the store showed 30 days not the 29 days that I am observing. ...more

Only Believe

I do not watch television much, not because I'm against it, I just don't have time! However, sometimes, I'll turn the news on to listen in the background while I'm writing to catch up on current events. I just heard a statistic on Headline News that said 3 out of 4 Americans are stressed and angry at what's going on in the world. ...more

This is a refreshing post.  I know that there are many other people who believe that in ...more

Plowing AROUND the Stump!

In 2006 we’d removed a VERY old tree in the back yard. We wondered and wondered how we would remove the stump. We just left it there eventually putting some potted plants on it. Within a year it started to decay and last Fall my husband removed it completely with VERY little effort. ...more