Imagine. You’ve spent decades raising four children. They have all grown and flown the nest. You and your spouse are eagerly facing the years you’ve planned for, dreamed and talked about – years void of responsibilities minor children require, years for travel, exploring new hobbies and interests. As part of the “rest of your life plan” […]
Among the lip-smacking tastes of sweet potato pie, green beans, and turkey and dressing this Thanksgiving, there is a faint hint of bittersweet for me and my extended family. It has been a challenging year for us all, one of great pain, sadness and exhaustion from multiple directions and different fronts. Together we will gather to collectively praise and […]
Many of you have asked for an update following the loss of our home to fire earlier this year. What Can I Do? Thank you for your continued prayers. Moving through Labor Day weekend, I felt a profound sense of transition. I deemed it a ready departure from the previous eight months of loss and recovery to […]
Having recently launched a new decade, I decided to punch a hole on my bucket list and take a TWO week vacation. Not since I was a child have I taken more than a week, including my wedding and honeymoon. Back in the day, my family enjoyed TWO weeks at (then undiscovered) Hilton Head Island […]
My previous posts, What Can I Do? and CINDER ella concerned the house fire Ted and I faced in February. This horrific experience continues to be a blessing and growth opportunity I feel compelled to share. Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NIV). Some days are easier […]
Iris, our 3-year old granddaughter, visited last month, her second trip since our house fire in February. Six days after the fire, Iris saw the house’s remains as depicted in my previous post What Can I Do? When Iris visited two months later she kept asking Bops and me to go see the castle. The castle? What was she talking […]
There has been a pregnant pause to my blog posts for the past few months. I’ve been too busy living life to take time to write about it. It’s time! As I begin 2016 by reflecting on my forthcoming annual lessons learned from the year before post, I thought I would resurrect: A Creed for 2011 (author unknown). […]
A great book came out several years ago, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There (Marshall Goldsmith). Goldsmith served as a board member of the Peter Drucker Foundation – yes, THAT Peter Drucker. This book is based upon what Goldsmith considers Drucker’s most important lesson: “We spend a lot of time teaching leaders what to […]
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