On Being an Original, “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made”: Writing for 31 Days

Today’s “God-Spot” was captured just down the road from our home in rural Indiana. I hope that as I share this reflection, you will be inspired to look for the “originals” in your life. One of the great blessings of certain friendships is that they enrich your life simply by the sharing of life. Such …

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 …

Remembering Uncle Bill and His Legacy of Love

There were those crazy red neon lips atop the billboard on Lakeshore Drive. And the alley by the brick high school where we played games on summer nights. That walk to the little park with the swimming pool that would be full of local kids. Warm, fragrant “dilly” bread, rich chicken soup with doughy “rivels” …

A Happy Anniversary and Thanksgiving, and “One Man’s Work”

As we sat down to Thanksgiving dinner at Springfield Farm on Thursday, I was filled with gratitude for my family. Ours is non-traditional — I have a stepmom and two half-siblings; two of my sons have a stepdad and half-brothers. But nothing is done “halfway” in our family. Life has taught us to love what …