Patience Smay-tience

Patience Smay-tience

Today is my mother’s eighty-fifth birthday and we will celebrate with coconut shrimp, whipped mashed potatoes, chocolate ice cream and Chardonnay.  She’ll get phone calls and birthday cards and flowers from friends and family. She’ll feel loved and appreciated. And tomorrow she won’t remember any of it.  Dementia does that.  It’s indiscriminate about what memories […]

Why Are You Afraid?

Why Are You Afraid?

Halloween ended up being a quiet night.  I didn’t run out of candy and I made a delicious pot of chili which means I don’t need to cook tonight.  I drifted in and out of sleep waiting for my daughter to get home from a friend’s house.  It was about 11:00 when I decided to […]

Musings From the Laundry Room

Musings From the Laundry Room

Twenty-four years ago I chose to be a stay-at-home mom.  I was thirty years old and the sparkle of my corporate job had lost its shine.  I was ready to devote my energy into our growing family. Even though it meant our household income was going to be cut by two-thirds, my husband was completely […]

God’s Voice

God’s Voice

So much praying, so little listening. Desperate pleas asking for wishes to be granted without consideration of God’s best intention for you. So how do you know that your prayers have been answered?  What does God’s voice sound like to you? Maybe it’s not a voice.  Maybe it’s the lyrics of a song, a synchronistic […]