Building a Community

Community is something that I cherish, but have difficulty building most of the time. I am comfortable with just two or three really close friends and can do without the less in-depth relationships. Yet at the same time I so desire to have more friendships. As I have gotten older I seem to have more difficulty coming 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 »

A Grandmother’s Prayers

I am a firm believer in prayer. It is a comfort to know that our heavenly Father invites me to come to Him anytime, with any concern, for any reason and just talk with Him. The Bible encourages prayer. Philippians 4:6 says: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let Continue »

The Power of Mom

One of my friends has this great t-shirt. It says, “I make milk. What’s your superpower?” You know why I love that? It reminds me that I’m a superhero to my children. Before you ask, no, I’m not lactating. Our power as moms spans from conception/adoption to eternity. I believe God made all His children 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 »