A friend of mine died today, my Aunt Becky...more

Shallue Go Bragh! (revisited)

May you always walk in sunshine.May you never want for more.May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door. Happy St. Patrick's Day! ...more

An Acceptable Time

The phrase 'an acceptable time' has been popping up lately on the fringes of my consciousness. There's a Bible verse about "an acceptable time" which refers to salvation, and a Madeleine L'Engle book of that name, which I've been intending to read for years, but still haven't yet....more


Here we are, more than halfway through January already, and I still haven't taken down my Christmas tree, much less shared with you my word for 2017. Tonight, I decided sharing my word was more important than taking down the tree. That...more

As 2016 drifts away...

So I'm sitting here sipping champagne, listening to fireworks in the distance, thinking about 2016. There are only a few hours left of it, and while it brought heartache, it also brought many moments of joy....more

For those of you dealing with aging parents...

This will be my...more

I had no idea...

I had no idea, when I decided to lug the recycling up to the bin tonight, that...more

One of life's sweet surprises...

It's hard for me to believe it now, but there was a time in my life when I wasn't sure I wanted to be a mother. I mean, kids can be so annoying and demanding! (I know I was!) ...more

Where Do I Begin?

My dear, dear blog, I have had so many good intentions of writing to you over the past few weeks, but alas,...more

Lesson #85 (Happy Birthday in Heaven, Mama!)

When I asked my mom what she wanted for her birthday last year, she thought for a minute, then said "More time."...more