Missing my Dad – His 84th Birthday is Today – It’s His 15th Birthday in Heaven

Dad’s 84th Birthday Is Here… But He’s Not. 🙁 ~~*~~ Another birthday, many years ago (20+)… ~~*~~ I’m missing my Dad today. He would have been 84. Since my birthday is also this month, Dad and I used to celebrate our birthdays together in family gatherings that eventually included adding my middle daughter Jen, whose … Read more

Springing Ahead, Following Through, and Finishing What You Start

It’s that time again! Don’t forget to set your clock ahead one hour, before you go to bed tonight – if you live in the US and observe Daylight Savings Time! ~~*~~ So, true confession: I have had a chronic case of NOT following through and finishing things (as family members could confirm) … and … Read more

More Writers in the Family

Is It In Family Genes? 🙂 I don’t know if writing talent circulates among family genes or not, but we’re at the third generation in my family with members who enjoy expressing themselves through the written word. We then share that passion, in hopes it will bless and benefit all those who read what we … Read more

Risk vs. Reward – When Risk Pays Off

Consider Risk vs. Reward Before Making a Decision   One of my husband Dave’s favorite sayings is, “Risk vs. Reward” – or simply “R v R” –  when calculating the potential of something being either a good or bad decision.  A blog challenge writing prompt one time related to this: Name a time when a … Read more

Lamenting Weaknesses or Maximizing Strengths?

Do You Lament Your Weaknesses… or Maximize Your Strengths?   Anyone who reads my blogs and/or my Facebook page knows how often I quote Joyce Meyer, since she’s one of my favorite motivational speakers and authors.   It’s also interesting that her name, and phrases like “motivational quotes,” account for some of the search terms … Read more