Traveling Again

Traveling Again

We plan trips and they seem so far away and then all of a sudden the date arrives and you are off on an adventure. This time, I’d chosen Scotland, and my daughter came as companion. I chose Road Scholar, a travel group for seniors. Frank and I went on 19 Road Scholar...
Writing Opportunities

Writing Opportunities

What a joy to still be able to do what I love, writing books, in my “Golden Years!” Working on my 12th book, the 5th for Whitaker House, on another fascinating woman in the Old Testament. Just when I was considering whether this would be my last book, a wonderful...
My Roomie

My Roomie

After Frank died, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. The house was quiet and lonely with no one to talk to. Friends were faithful, but there were many quiet hours alone. Then, through a friend of a friend, I met Valerie. She’d come out from Ohio after retiring from...
The Rose Garden

The Rose Garden

I was at a retreat and in my free time, wandered through the rose garden at the monastery where the retreat was being held. There were beautiful flowers all around me and their fragrance was a delight. I picked up a seedpod that was lying on the ground. All the little...
Back to School, When?

Back to School, When?

I am at times, an impulse person. To make good decisions, one should think things through, pray, and see God’s guidance. However, at the age of 63, I decided to go back to college. Bethel Seminary to be specific. I thought I wanted to learn more about the Bible and...
The Spiritual Life Book Club

The Spiritual Life Book Club

When my husband and I returned to San Diego in 1997, I was invited to join a friend’s book club. The ladies were delightful and it was always fun to get together every month and catch up on what was happening in our families, and who had taken the latest trip. When...
Turbulent Waters

Turbulent Waters

It has now been a year since I lost Frank. It has been a year of peace and turbulence. Just when I felt I had a handle on things, emotions would rush in and overwhelm me. Looking at the ocean one day and watching the waves crash, I was reminded of the time a huge wave...
Finishing a Book!

Finishing a Book!

I’m working on a book on Hadassah, the Jewish girl who became Queen of Persia. The research is very interesting, but many of the accounts differ from one another. One says Queen Vashti was banished, one said she was beheaded, one said she was sent to another part of...
Walking on Alone

Walking on Alone

This month it will be a year since Frank died; a long year, full of ups and downs. I look at his pictures and see a man full of life, capable, athletic, a man’s man, and now he is gone. He just doesn’t exist anywhere except in my thoughts and memories. I miss him...
Weight Loss

Weight Loss

For two years or more I’ve belonged to a TOPS weight loss group. It stands for Take Off Pounds Sensibly. They do not give out or advocate any particular diet plan, they are a support group. They give fellowship, encouragement, and help through the hard times of...