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What’s Your Plan?

The end of another school year and the approach of summer raise the question, “What’s your plan?”

For many of us, summer is an opportunity to travel, to reconnect with family and friends, and to renew our weary bodies, minds, and spirits before the season escapes us.

Recently, while reading Ken Blanchard’s book, One Solitary Life, I found myself challenged…

Can We Live in Unity?

If you know me, you’re probably not surprised that I am an extreme optimist. I look for the good in people and situations. This can be … ahem … annoying, as I like to “romp through my field of daisies” instead of looking at things in a more realistic light; I leave that up to my auditor husband!

God obviously created us to be different from each other, and I find it so interesting…

Connections to Our Mother

Mother’s Day is a holiday that gives us all kinds of memories and feelings. We think of our childhood and how we celebrated our mother. The images may be filled with homemade necklaces or handmade cards filled with glitter … perhaps flowers from our yard or special family meals. This day may also feel complicated. It can be a holiday that stirs up hard emotions, grief, and conflict. Some of…

The Madness of May

We are now in the month of May. May is a busy month for everyone. There are proms, graduations, recitals, and Mother’s Day. Those with older children have been doing all of this for years. Others with young children are just starting the journey. Then there are those who are grandparents, who are in their second cycle of the madness of May.

The month of May rushes along at breakneck speed,…