A certain kid done with finals started his break from studies by opening a box I had sitting by our dining room table. The box contained a puzzle – a beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright, gold foil, 1000 piece puzzle. A puzzle I bought for my sister for Christmas. Because it’s beautiful. Stunning in fact. Yet, truth be told, the puzzle scared me. So many colors and shapes and pieces. I hoped she’d like it.
But before I could stop him, not only had he opened the puzzle, he had...read more
For some perspective-TRUTH and soul hydration as we near the holiday that brings with it JOY, PEACE, HOPE filled with and anchored by the kind of love that is wide and long and high and deep, exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ever imagine – here are a few things I’ve gotten to share on web.
HOLIDAY PRESSURED/STRESS? WHY NOT RE-PURPOSE OVERWHELMED?
Ten days and counting.
I was kindly reminded of this fact while driving carpool. A sweet family...read more
In the mid ‘80s when Ronald Reagan was President, then Vice President George H.W. Bush came to our home town for an event or two that my civically-minded and servant dad spearheaded. I don’t remember specifics, but a few things I do.
I remember my mom inviting the Bush Advance team over for dinner, offering to wash their clothes since she knew they traveled pretty much non-stop. We gathered around the dining room table that sits in my dining room today and ate whatever she ...read more
With Joy to the World on the tips of our tongues as December sits right around the corner, why not go to a great source of wisdom for her take on joy-filled days. We’re so lucky to have June Hunt in Dallas. And she was a dear to spend some time with Brenda Teele, Julie Hildebrand and I in the car – dear and brave!
We asked her to share her top five tips to a joy-filled life, all of which I hope will encourage each of us today.
Here’s the vodcast:
Thanks for walking...read more
There’s probably a reason Thanksgiving is before Christmas – to help us focus (with gratitude) on all we already have rather than on what we could, would or should have.
“I had a professor once who asked each person in our class to say something that they were thankful for, ” Snopes said while we sat in traffic this week. “So everyone went around the room and said things that you normally think of – like a roof over my head or a nice family. But it was a struggle –...read more