family

travels with goofy…

Yesterday my husband and I left Orlando to come home. We had gone down to visit our son and his wife and to make a pilgrimage to see our 2 ½ year-old grandson’s hero – Mickey Mouse. It was a crazy, wet and wonderful day in the Magic Kingdom. Seeing Disney World through the fresh […]

lessons of a disc golf widow…

The Tournament is over. THE tournament, the weekend I have been dreading for months, the one that has challenged me to places I didn’t think I had the strength to go, the one that pushed me past my comfort zone over and over. Allow me to explain. My husband is into Disc Golf. Disc Golf […]

i’m coming home…

I admit, it’s been tough coming back home after the intensity of my week in St Louis. On the one hand, there was the wonderful experience of being heard. Granted I spent the largest part of the week with people who either are, or are studying to be Spiritual Directors; it kind of goes with […]

Daily Prompt: Celebrate Good Times

Daily Prompt: Celebrate Good Times. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} Back in 1988, my mother passed away on […]

Daily Prompt: Celebrate Good Times – ancestral feast

Back in 1988, my mother passed away on the 8th of December. I was only 30 and my children were seven, five and two years old.  I knew that they would never really know their maternal grandmother. It was sad enough to have lost my second parent at such a young age, but to not […]

the prodigal son’s brother…

It wasn’t until fairly recently that I heard the gospel about the Prodigal Son without identifying strongly with the brother. The brother, so it seemed, was the responsible one, the one who stayed the course and worked hard for his father. He quietly did his job without fanfare or celebration, and then along comes his […]

things I’ve learned as I’ve gotten older…

What I’m Learning About Myself as I Get Older 1. I’m happiest at home. I love to travel. I especially love to visit my children in their homes that are scattered as far as Orlando, Washington, DC and Los Angeles. I have been fortunate to have experienced the exotic locals of Australia, Bermuda, Singapore, Paris, […]