HOPE after Darkness

Today is Saturday before Easter. If we place ourselves back in time, we realize that Jesus is dead, and the disciples are devastated. What should they do now? Jesus was their hope, their Savior. Yet, He was dead. Some call this day, “Silent Saturday” because God in Heaven was silent. However, we know from historyContinue reading “HOPE after Darkness”

Great Expectations

As you think back to this past Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, did everything happen just as you expected? Is your current situation how you expected life would be at this time? December, January and even February will bring more holidays. Do you have grand expectations for those events? How will you feel if those holidays don’tContinue reading “Great Expectations”

Five Minute Friday – PERMISSION

Have you ever had a friend in whose presence you always felt you had to be careful to not offend them? Did you feel you were “walking on eggshells” around them? I have felt that way also. On the other side of the spectrum, I love to be around friends who like me for whoContinue reading “Five Minute Friday – PERMISSION”

Happy Double Anniversary

The first anniversary has been in the news this week, especially on Thursday, when our President spoke about it in his first primetime address to the country. In one respect this is not an anniversary we are pleased to celebrate – one year of the pandemic called COVID-19. We have been through a year ofContinue reading “Happy Double Anniversary”

The Rest of the Story

Couple number one arrived at the support group meeting, looking the same as always – a happy couple without a care in the world. But the truth is that he has Parkinson’s disease, and it took them an hour to get out of the door of their house because he didn’t take his pills, heContinue reading “The Rest of the Story”

“Must-Haves” for Caregivers

If we were all gathered in one room and could share our stories, we would find a range of caregiving experience, from newbie to seasoned veteran. If we listen to those veterans who have walked this road already, perhaps they could prepare us for what is to come. Here are a few things that mightContinue reading ““Must-Haves” for Caregivers”

My Word for 2021

As a retired teacher, I remember fondly the start of each new school year. It was always exciting to get new notebooks, new lesson plans, new ideas to implement, and decorate my classroom with new charts and pictures of what I hoped to accomplish that year. That’s how I feel about a new year. I’mContinue reading “My Word for 2021”