About Empty Nest Syndrome

Empty Nest syndrome affects everyone in different ways. Psychology Today refers to Empty Nest Syndrome as “feelings of depression, sadness, and/or grief experienced by parents and caregivers after children come of age and leave their childhood homes. This may occur when children go to college or get married. Women are more likely than men to be affected”. Continue reading

Forgiveness – The Real Road to Happiness

Forgiveness – The Real Road to Happiness

Forgiveness. That’s a tough word. If we live long enough, and we baby boomers and GenXers all have, we will offend and be offended. It is so much easier when we are the offender to make a case for pardon, understanding, forgiveness, and leniency. Yet… Continue reading

5 Quick Cleaning Tips for the Holidays

As the holidays roll in, most of us will prepare for the long-awaited celebration with family and friends, and the inevitable overnight guests. Of course this means making our house “guest-worthy”. Cleaning is never fun, but the best way to make cleaning less stressful, is… Continue reading

In Everything Give Thanks

‘Tis the season to be thankful! We have all seen and “liked” the many gratitude posts from our Facebook friends during this month of Thanksgiving, even as we struggled to come up with a list of our own. Taking an hour or two out of… Continue reading

3 Practical Ways to Reach Out During the Holidays

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” ~ Winston Churchill Christmastime heralds in a spirit of gift-giving amidst nostalgic memories of our own family traditions – traditions of hanging our favorite ornament on the Christmas tree;… Continue reading

The Best Christmas Gift of All

 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (NIV, Isa. 9:6).”

Would It Matter?

If people knew you had the same fears as they do Would it matter? If they knew you do not think of yourself as any better than they do Would it make a difference? If people only knew that you were fearfully and wonderfully made… Continue reading

What’s Your Legacy?

Do you sometimes wonder how you will be remembered? While watching Valerie Harper, star of the 1970s television comedy, so bravely discuss her terminal brain cancer diagnosis and reflect on life on a popular talk show, it was hard not to be inspired. Responding to… Continue reading

To The Best Woman I Know – A Tribute to Mom

The sweet memories of her will always linger Although she was even more beautiful that I can remember Lost childhood and hard work did not change her much Her kind spirit and generosity was her special touch She tried to keep us from the struggles… Continue reading

            “Be still,                        and know                                  that I am God.”          … Continue reading