Will You Make a Success of Your Marriage?

Each of us has a unique set of ingredients that need to be in the mix for us to consider our own marriage a success. Did you catch the unique part? What works for your friends might not work for you. And what works for you must also work for your spouse. Marriage is a […]

Whatever Happened to My Schwinn?

I blame all this nostalgia on Christmas. But that doesn’t mean I’m not enjoying the pain-laced good memories Christmas always conjures up. Pain because it all was so good and now it’s all gone, never to be experienced by American children again. What are the top 10 gifts you’ve ever received for Christmas? The year […]

Five Little Secrets of a Happy Man

Please click on photo to enlarge. I took this photo on a warm afternoon in a park overlooking Rome. The people lounging on the grass, the boys playing, and a group of girls talking and taking photos all looked happy, blissfully, comfortably happy. Were they all tourists like me? I don’t think so. The only […]

Exploring Themes for Our Lives?

It’s official, I’m a theme junkie! I selected a new theme for my tumblr blog—I didn’t even know they had premium themes. http://input-image.tumblr.com Now if I could just get rid of the music player I’d be thrilled. Originally my granddaughter set me up on tumblr, hence my total duh-ness about the themes, and she added […]

Let’s Share What We Learned in November

Every month Emily Freeman has a link-up on her blog called ‘Let’s Share What We Learned in __________’, fill in the current month. These are the things I learned in November. 1. The Holy Spirit talks to me about my own sin. Satan talks to me about my husband’s. A powerful reason to always consider […]

Hitting Refresh: How to Use a Saturday

Begin with Get Up and Get Out Pick a fun destination Find something good to eat Make some new friends Spread out a blanket and enjoy the view Find something else good to eat See some Fall colors Don’t get home in time to do any chores Snuggle up on the sofa with those you […]

How to Have Happy Holidays

Do you want to know the best preparation for Happy Holidays with your extended family? Learn the fine art of overlooking slights and offenses. The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. William James Family isn’t always easy. The holidays sometimes introduce added stress that can cause our emotional edges […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/weekly-photo-challenge-habit/ Habits. They shape and control our lives. I start my mornings with Bible reading, prayer, and coffee. It’s a comforting ritual that both awakens me and re-calibrates my soul before I have too many encounters with outside interruptions. I recently came across the first dog collar I bought many years ago for a 7 […]