Changing Churches

Changing Churches

The church I have been attending has been a good church. I love the pastor and enjoy his sermons, yet something was missing. The church seems more geared to the millennials than people my age. They are active in the community and have received awards for the many...
The Budget

The Budget

Okay, making the usual resolution to watch my weight, and eat healthy, but then there is being healthy in finances. Debts have been paid and one credit card remains. Putting together the information for my tax person, I looked at miscellaneous spending. How many of us...
Letting Go

Letting Go

At the retreat I attended in November, we had a quiet time set aside to spend with the Lord and see what he would speak to our hearts about. I had been looking back at situations in my life: Money that was not spent well due to wrong advice, houses that have come and...
Events to Look Forward To!

Events to Look Forward To!

A new year and trusting God for what He has for me. A new book, Rahab, Woman of Jericho is in production and will come out this summer from Whitaker House. Every time I finish a book, I think it will be my last. Then the Lord puts another woman of the Bible on my...
New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Okay, it’s that time again. We get pencil and paper and write down the things we are going to resolve to do in the New Year. Right!! How many last through the month of January or even the first week of January! My biggest foe is sugar. I love cookies, fudge and all...
Holiday Shuffle

Holiday Shuffle

When we have in-laws, whether son-in-law, daughter-in-law, or other in-laws, the holidays can get complicated. Do we go to daughter-in-law’s family, or son’s family? What about children from a spouse’s former marriage? You want to cover all your bases, but sometimes,...
Dealing with Clutter

Dealing with Clutter

Recently I did a program for my TOPS group (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) on clutter. It’s amazing what we keep. I asked how many could not park cars in their garage due to the amount of stuff stored there. Several hands went up. How do we decide what is clutter? If we...
The Great Adventure

The Great Adventure

I recently attended a women’s retreat at the Pine Valley Retreat Center in the mountains above San Diego. A friend of mine was also going so I looked forward to the event. She asked me if I signed up for the High Ropes Course and I had, not having any idea what that...
Thanksgiving Travels

Thanksgiving Travels

This year I am flying to Florida to spend Thanksgiving with my daughter and son-in-love, Joey. Joey is a gourmet cook so I am looking forward to a great dinner! This time I am traveling with my puppy, Maya, who is almost 10 months old. I have never had a small dog to...
Watching TV or Not

Watching TV or Not

I have a communications system that gives me 140+ channels. Wonderful! I watch two of them! There are so many other things to do. I have two neighbors who don’t even have a TV set. As to mine, it is there so in the evenings, I watch TV. Some nights I feel like I am...