Ten :: Putting Gratitude at the Top of my List

I read that book some years back. Just devoured it, actually. “One Thousand Gifts” — counting all the ways the Lord blesses and actually THANKING HIM for the blessings. So I began my list: ten things I am grateful for every day. My goal was a thousand, and beyond. Where is that list today? Haven’t …

When the Nest Is Empty, What Will Come To Fill It?

Writing today on the subject “FILL” along with other bloggers posting at Five Minute Friday. Join me here to see what others are saying in their five minutes of writing. I dipped my hand into the clothespin bag, searching for a couple of pins to secure the freshly washed sheets. Instead I pulled out twigs …

What To Do With An Empty Nest?

The lyrics from a popular song a few decades back keep running through my head: “Where have you gone my little boy, little boy? Where have you gone my sonny, my own? Turn around you’re two, turn around then you’re four; Turn around you’re a young man going out the door“ Today, as I reflect …

Just Five Minutes of Laundry?

This is the day when we write for five minutes non-stop, no editing for Lisa-Jo Baker’s “Five Minute Fridays”. So, here it goes: I finally did it. On the Thursday before he was to come home from college for fall break, I rummaged through the pile of discarded clothes in Youngest Son’s bedroom and made …