"Not all who wander are lost." That quote by J.R.R. Tolkien is a favorite of my sister’s. I can’t fault her for her interpretation: staying put in one spot all your life–never exploring your options, never seeing the world with fresh eyes would be a shame. For me though, it has a different meaning and … Continue reading Although Not All Who Wander Are Lost, Some Just Might Be…
Have you lost control of your own life? A better question, have you given it away? When my I was a fulltime mother and wife, I would often whine to my family, “I try to be the mortar between your bricks, but you keep shifting the bricks!” Since I defined my role as the cement … Continue reading Stay in Your Own Lane!
It’s all about my hair. It’s really bugging me these days. When I was younger, my stylists would say, “It’s fine, but there’s so much of it!” Not so much, anymore. Now it’s fine and thin. Most of my life I wore a chin length bob with bangs. I have a picture of me in … Continue reading World Change Begins with a New Haircut
A person who was overly optimistic used to be called “Pollyanna”. Pollyanna was a character in a children’s novel written by Eleanor H. Porter in 1913. In the book and subsequent movies, Pollyanna transformed misery into joy by playing “The Glad Game”. Though now an orphan, Pollyanna’s father taught her the game. The object was to … Continue reading Let’s Play the Glad Game!
Part of the challenge of the past six weeks or so has been the sense of a complete lack of control over almost all aspects of life. The coronavirus has killed more than 62,000 people in the US as of this writing, but it’s toll on the human spirit has been much higher. I have … Continue reading SELF-CONTROL
I had a wonderful quiet time with Jesus this morning. It wasn’t too quiet. Usually I try to be silent in the morning, but today was different. With all the talk of COVID-19, economic disaster, and world hunger swirling in my head, I woke up afraid. What is the antidote to fear? Faith! When I … Continue reading The Healing Power of Light