The Joy of the Lord is our Strength

This past week my eighty two year old father underwent back surgery. Anytime an anesthesiologist puts you under and you have surgery is a good time to pray, but definitely if you are eighty two. Early morning in pre-op my mother, brother, and I stood beside Dad’s gurney and prayed. We boldly approached the throne Continue »

Babysitting Five Boys

Last weekend my husband and I were in our cars at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning driving the one and a half hour distance to our daughter’s home. It was the beginning of a four-day adventure in babysitting the five sons of our daughter and son-in-law. I’d survived the same challenge in late October by Continue »

Too Much Family?

The other day I asked a friend if she had fun on her summer vacation. She gave me a resounding ‘yes’ accompanied by a big smile and a brief description of her vacation spent with extended family, but then she added, “a little too much time with family” and I gave her a knowing nod. Continue »

Was it Fatigue?

Last week I spent the afternoon running errands. I had a long list of the usuals:  groceries, returns, an appointment, a stop in the garden center for pine straw mulch, and lots more. It’s just turned hot here in the south and so I was in and out of air conditioning all afternoon. The heat Continue »