One Beautiful Sentence

When I was very young, my mom would take me to see my great-grandmother at the nursing home where she resided.  Her name was Mamie and she was a tough character, so I’m told.  She dipped snuff and when she kissed me it would run down my cheek and mom would have to clean it up. … Continue reading One Beautiful Sentence

Summertime Should Be Mindful Time

Can you believe that Summer is here! If you are reading this outside of the US, Summer might not be as near, but here in the States we just celebrated the unofficial start to Summer, Memorial Day weekend. Pools are open, grills are cleaned, and school is coming to a close. We just spent a … Continue reading Summertime Should Be Mindful Time

Love, Love, Love

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 6th Sunday of Easter 2016 I found this list online of 101 Ways to Show You Love Somebody. It was produced as a project in secondary schools somewhere in the United Kingdom, and was apparently inspired by a similar list and project in Iowa. The ideas have to do … Continue reading Love, Love, Love

No Rewind; Press Play Now

I post this as I am spending a few days with my two youngest children at the beach. Family is a precious gift. Mercy is a precious gift. Sometimes, when we are open to it, the two come together for something extraordinary. I have heard the saying, "Hold your friends close, and your enemies even … Continue reading No Rewind; Press Play Now

Spontaneous Stewardship

I had a wonderful Holy Week and Easter and I hope all of you reading this did so as well! There were so many aspects of the last several days I am thankful for and made me think. One such moment of inspiration occurred on Good Friday during Stations of the Cross. When we arrived … Continue reading Spontaneous Stewardship

All You Need Is Love?

Every Christmas morning, as everyone takes turns opening presents, we play Christmas music in the background as the soundtrack for the event. This year I can't be the only one that had changed it up a bit and something different playing on Christmas morning. Yes, it was the Beatles! Most of the Beatles catalog was … Continue reading All You Need Is Love?

Members of the Royal Family

Brothers and sisters,we are not debtors to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die, but if by the spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons … Continue reading Members of the Royal Family

World Smile Day is Coming!

For years I have been a huge Smiley Face fan and of Harvey Ball, the icon's creator. More than just a trivial drawing, Ball's Smiley has been morphed into a worldwide movement celebrating joy and happiness. That movement reaches its zenith each year on October 2, World Smile Day. The spirit of the day is to … Continue reading World Smile Day is Coming!

Shopping Frenzy

The Internet is buzzing loudly today with sales at Amazon and Wal-Mart! Now, other online merchants like Target and Best Buy are creating other artificial shopping holidays for next week. Everywhere online you see the term Christmas in July to describe the frenzy of sales and shopping. But at least with Amazon, shoppers do not … Continue reading Shopping Frenzy