Grandfamilies: Want Warmer Relationships? Stop Doing These Six Things

Don’t Go Off Mad. When you are nurturing relationships with adult children (yours, steps, in-laws, or exes), grandchildren, and all the other characters who play a role on your family’s stage, it’s a good idea to think about your habits. A thoughtful review may reveal a few statements better left unsaid, actions better left undone. […]

Weekend Reflection: Wait

Cadence, Waiting to Dig In to Lala and Auntie’s Birthday Cake. February, 2014.  13 I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see  the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living. 14 Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:13-14 (NASB) Shhh. It’s […]

The Clicker Episode

Remotes. Honest. Wrong Turns, Right TrackMy beloved husband, Rich, and I know one another well. We share our lives, our home, our hearts. We worship together, eat most of our meals together, and stroke the same dogs’ heads as we relax in evenings. We climb into the same bed at night. Those details, along with our status […]

Coming Up For Air

Tiny Flowers, Lichen, Oak Leaves, Stone. Along the Shore of the Frio River, Laity Lodge, Texas. A Ride Into Grace Last spring–before I knew my grandson would be in California for his sixth birthday, before I knew my son-in-law’s submarine would be in port in San Diego the last weekend of September, before I knew […]

Acoustic Vacation: Finale

Not so Unplugged.Me, Sawyer, Rich. It Made a Difference. Honest. I told you about our acoustic vacation and promised to share how it carried a  heft, an aroma, different from our everyday lives. Today, a recap. First I told you about giving myself space for papaya-induced regret that I’d denied previously. Then I shared a Memorial Day […]