• Parenting/Life

    Be Intentional…

    Today I felt insulted and embarrassed by words that may not have not been said to make me feel that way.  I have to admit that even at my age it’s not easy to respond with grace for the offender. I have rehearsed several versions of a response to this person and each time I am gently reminded… And now dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.  Philippians 4:8 NLT Don’t say “I will get even for this wrong.” Wait for the LORD to…

  • Parenting/Life

    My Bucket List

    Most of you have a bucket list (at least in your head) of things you would like to do in this lifetime. That list, for me,  consists of a lot of traveling all over the world that can’t be checked off until kids are grown and retirement starts. I am laid-back in so many ways, but I am also a planner and a list maker. I get satisfaction from being able to mark things off my list. It kind of feels like a graduation day or at least calls for a happy dance when I actually finish a list!! Well, you know what I mean…it’s quite an accomplishment. Even just being…