Driving, Groceries, and Friends

I never realized how much I take for granted.  I think we are all guilty of complacency and not appreciating all the gifts God has given us.  When we do appreciate the gifts we tend to think only of the big blessings – thank you Lord for my house, my health, my family, that great…

Standing in the G.A.P.

I was reading this great article/blog today after a tough conversation with my oldest child this morning, (Adopting your grandchild: Are you more parent or grandparent? – by Ann Hinds – Helium) and decided that the only way that I was going to be able to put all this stuff going on in my head to…

Finding My Voice

I am finding my voice again.  I really never lost it, but I did stop using it.  I wasn’t going to blog about this but my pastor posted something today on his twitter account (@TonyManning) that gave me pause and made me realize that this self-imposed voiceless sabbatical I have been on was keeping the…

The Blessings of Mothers (in-law)

One of the great things about moving is getting to make new friends.  One of my newest friends and I have starting walking together a couple of times a week, with some other new friends and although we have only been doing it for a couple of weeks, it is quickly becoming a highlight of…

What’s In a Name?

I was one of the very few kids in high school that took Latin as my foreign language.  As much as I hated conjugating verbs and repeating a language that we would only hear spoken in the Catholic Church (I am not Catholic, but have many friends that are) I really loved learning about root…