Category Archives: Faithfulness

In the Meme Time: Marriage

Image | Posted on by | 3 Comments

Fathers to the Rescue by Betty Mason Arthurs

    Fathers to the Rescue by Betty Mason Arthurs Father’s Day is here and it’s a time to pay tribute to our fathers and their positive influence in our lives. I also love the stories about fathers in the … Continue reading

Posted in Faithfulness, Family Life, Fathers, Greatest love ever, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Happy Birthday, Mother

Today is my mother’s 92nd birthday, the first one since her death four months ago. Today I am acutely reminded of my loss. I will be glad to get through this day, to have checked off one more “first” without her. … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Bible, change, Christian Living, Death and Dying, Faith, Faithfulness, Family Life, Grace, Grief, Jesus, Mom | 4 Comments

Church at the Nursing Home

(This post first appeared on Parenting With a Smile in July, 2016.) Rollin and I went to church on a Thursday afternoon in Minnesota with his 93-year-old dad at his assisted living home. Folding chairs lined the activity room and … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Alzheimer's, Church, Faith, Faithfulness, Life Transitions, Ministry, Prayer | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

The Tides of Change

One of my favorite vacation places is the beach. There’s something soothing about the waves lapping the shore, the roar of the ocean, and the sun kissing my skin. The tide washes up new treasures every morning. It reminds me … Continue reading

Posted in change, Faithfulness, Family Life, Grief, Life Transitions, ocean, Uncategorized, When life seems too much | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Prayerfully Paying Bills

It’s my turn to post today, so I thought I’d tell you about how I pay bills. I mean, it’s not earth-shaking or anything, but it may include one element some folks leave out. Whenever I sit down at my computer … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Living, Faith, Faithfulness, Finances, Prayer, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Killer Bees, in the Middle of a Miracle by Betty Mason Arthurs

    Killer Bees, in the Middle of a Miracle by Betty Mason Arthurs “What on earth? Another killer bee attack?” My heart sank as I read the newspaper. Later I told my husband that once again our local Arizona … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Living, Faithfulness, Fear, Grandparenting, miracles, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 4 Comments

A Memorial of Thanks

Last year at Thanksgiving time I blogged about Our Linen Thanksgiving Journal, a tradition that my family has kept for over a decade. There’s another thing we’ve done, not quite as regularly as writing on the tablecloth, but some family … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Faithfulness, Family Life, Holiday, Legacy, Life, Remembering, Thanksgiving, traditions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

She Did What She Could

I attended our Tuesday’s Children’s writers retreat in the tall pines of Pine, AZ earlier this month with my critique group that I do life (and this blog) with. One of our members, Judy, has a house there she opens … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian Living, Doing Life Together, Faith, Faithfulness, Gifts, Jesus, Ministry, Service, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Fine Art of Faithfulness…by Linda Carlblom

I was recently taken aback one Sunday after church when a man in his early thirties said to me, “I’m so proud of you.” “You are?” I couldn’t fathom why he’d be proud of me. He was about the age of my … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Living, Faithfulness, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 8 Comments