Life Under Construction – Lessons I Wish I Had Learned Earlier in Life

Let me say this to all parents of young(ish) kids. Don’t expect more from them than you do from yourself. If you can have a bad day, SO CAN THEY. If you can make the “occasional” mistake without facing *the LOOK* and can expect total forgiveness, SO CAN THEY. If they spill, have an accident in their bed, break something…just remember THEY ARE LITTLE KIDS, and have a lot to learn about balance and control. What happens when you spill something? You clean it up and move on. SO SHOULD THEY. The very most important things your children should learn… Continue reading

Life Under Construction – Provision

It was a simple prayer, really. “Lord, the boys need better mattresses.” Then I set to work to find them. I downloaded an app my sister told me about, and I posted my needs. Within 72 hours, not only had I found what my grandsons needed; I had found them for FREE! And I made a couple new friends in the process. Not a big thing to most folks, I know. But confirmation, once again, that God cares about every detail of our lives. Is He good? Yes, He is. All the time.

Eulogy for a Brother

Through life, many of us have said goodbye to our parents or other senior loved ones. While it is expected, their death can bring profound grief. However, to my thinking, it is earth-shattering when you lose a sibling. Because how do you say goodbye to a sibling? This kid with whom you ran and played and got into trouble? This precious sibling, the friend of your youth? More than I want to share with you, I need to tell you about our brother, Tim. Tim was born on January 28, 1960. He died on January 16, 2019, just 12 days… Continue reading