3 Rewards of Being Neighborly

3 Rewards of Being Neighborly

“Frances, Frances, hello, Frances!” Oh, the rewards of being neighborly. It really does not take much effort to stop and say “hello” to a neighbor. I’m willing to bet you can even branch out past the people who live directly next to you. My dogs and I have long made...
Let Grieving People Grieve

Let Grieving People Grieve

What I am writing to you makes me well up with tears. Tears of sadness, tears of life just doesn’t have to be this way. Maybe even tears of anger and disbelief. The front page of my local paper today headlines the story of the Colorado Springs father of five who,...
Why You Belong in a Bowling Alley

Why You Belong in a Bowling Alley

We all want to belong. We long for that place where everybody knows our name and they are glad we came. Thanks, Cheers.(I know, now you’ve got the Cheers song running through your head too. Thanks, Beth.) We were born to live in connection with others and you do not...
Why Weed Your Own Life

Why Weed Your Own Life

Weeds are the bane of me. I am NOT a fan of weeds (I like them less than squirrels). It seem like even if I put down double layers of weed barrier under my landscaping rocks, the pesky plants still find a way to grow on top of dirt wedged in the rocks. Grrrrr . . . ....

The Antidote to Fear

Fear has a way of bulldozing its way into our lives. Uninvited. Unwilling to leave. Fear keeps us sidelined and imprisoned in puny thinking. Author Max Lucado shares the following poignant thoughts on the pervasiveness of fear and how courage and faith counter our...