The following is an email that I recently sent to my friends. I thought I would include it here as a blog. May your joy be defiant, and may you know the One who alone can give you that kind of joy! Today, June 15, is the birthday of our son Bradley, who went to… Continue reading Defiant Joy
Forty years! That's a long time to be married! Especially since it seems not so long ago that we shared our vows together before family and friends. But forty years have come and gone, and what an unexpected ride we have had! Two of our three children were born with special needs, and have preceded… Continue reading Reflections of Marriage, After 40 Years!
Nature living is living that is connected to the earth...the earth that God, the Creator made...the earth that He made for His favorite work of creation...us (That we are His favorite work of creation is my opinion based on Scripture, but that is a different subject for a different time). And so we are connected… Continue reading Back to Nature Living
"Be Safe"...it is the resounding salutation of these times. It sounds so caring, so altruistic, so right. After all, who does not want to be safe? Who does not want their loved ones to be safe? No one that I know. I personally am absolutely neurotic, for example, at bedtime, about checking each door and… Continue reading “Being Safe” Thoughts from My Mom’s Nursing Home
Before we moved to the mountains, I read articles about how healthy it is for "older people" (that would be us!) to live in the mountains. And it's true. It is healthy to live in the mountains. What I didn't know was that much of that health comes from lots of hard work! For example,… Continue reading Mountain Health
I felt compelled to write this blog under the category of "Natural, Healthy Lifestyle" because there is more to a healthy life than food and exercise. Happiness is, in fact, central to gaining and maintaining physical, mental, and spiritual health. Please read the following account of one person who found health by being happy. You… Continue reading The Power of Happiness
Before I share my recipe, let me give you a little background. My husband and I have found ourselves with some annoying skin afflictions the past few months, but not of the same kind as each other. We have come to believe that instead of simply covering over symptoms, we should always look for the… Continue reading Bev’s Wild and Crazy Cream of Lots of Vegetables Soup!
Marie Kondo, who wrote the now famous book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, makes a huge amount of good suggestions in her book about organizing and tidying. We all know that, undeniably, in order to get really organized one has to get rid of a lot of “stuff” That is nothing new. But one… Continue reading Organization Tip #2: Say “Thank You” Before You Say Good-Bye
I have baskets all over my home. Why? They contain things (lots and lots of things) and they look nice. Inside my baskets is not usually the picture of tidiness; however, I do periodically go through a basket or two at a time, and throw out anything that isn't useful to me. In my workshop,… Continue reading Organization Tip #1: Baskets!
I have read that anyone who has ever given job interviews for any amount of time has heard this answer when they asked the interviewee what their greatest weakness is: "My greatest weakness is that I am a perfectionist." Ahhh, there is more to that answer than meets the eye, or should I say, ear.… Continue reading Introduction to Organization Tips: To Be or Not to Be…a Perfectionist