RAISE YOUR GAZE

Since tomorrow is Palm Sunday with the beauty of Spring everywhere we look, it is a perfect time to raise our gaze from the common to the sublime. From the bleakness of winter to the hope of Spring, let us gaze at God’s creation coming to life. We drink in this newness of life asContinue reading “RAISE YOUR GAZE”

Happy Birthday Thankfulness

On this day, March 5, 2022, we have so much for which to be thankful, and that’s a great way to begin our day. Here is a snippet from my personal list. First, I am thankful for my parents who gave birth to me 71 years ago today! Yes, you read that correctly. Today isContinue reading “Happy Birthday Thankfulness”

The Fifth Season

In Kindergarten we learn about the 4 seasons: Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring. And those 4 become the norm for life for us. As children, we come to anticipate Summer and the change from school days to fun days. We even learn to associate the weather patterns of the seasons, depending on where we live.Continue reading “The Fifth Season”

A Checklist for the New Year

Happy New Year to everyone on this January 1, 2022! As always, my goal is to encourage and support those who care for a loved one with Parkinson’s Disease or any other chronic or degenerative disease. I feel your burden after caring for my husband until he passed into Heaven just last year. On thisContinue reading “A Checklist for the New Year”

This is NOT the end!

The last 10 days have been filled with a wide range of activities and a wide range of emotions. My dear husband, Carlton Hughes, has passed from this world into Heaven. We have known this was coming for the last 23 years, and we have half-way expected it the last 5 years, but when deathContinue reading “This is NOT the end!”

Five Minute Friday – “SHE”

Today’s writing is in response to 2 requests – fiveminutefriday.com, which is what I usually write about on Friday, and this blog post invitation of my friend, Chuck Copps, to write about my favorite Bible character. Mary, the mother of Jesus, is my favorite character. When I was teaching high school mathematics, my life wasContinue reading “Five Minute Friday – “SHE””

Of Mantras and Music

To encourage and support those who care for a loved one with Parkinson’s Disease or any other chronic or degenerative disease – that is my goal. Of Mantras (a statement or slogan repeated frequently) People ask me how we have made it so long dealing with a disease like PD. My answer is 3 wordsContinue reading “Of Mantras and Music”

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”

TRAUMA – Part Two

Thank you to those of you who commented on last week’s post. You gave me some great ideas and reminded me of other things I wanted to mention about trauma. First – your trauma is not exactly the same as my trauma, just as your situation is not exactly the same as mine. We mayContinue reading “TRAUMA – Part Two”