Category: Family Relationships
To Root or Stake Down?
Parenting never stops. Just because you get them to 18, or 22, or in the case of the country of Spain 28, doesn’t mean you are finished parenting, it just morphs. Just because our children are the age of an adult does not mean they can live on their own. Even when our children reach…
Anger? Yes, PLEASE!
This post is not a movie review. It is a ME review for all the world to see. I had anticipated the movie for so many weeks. From the first trailer I thought the movie would be like the 007-George-Lazerby-of-old spy movies. But just before the villain commits an heinous act he states, “This is…
Notes from a Really Great Funeral
What a weird thing to say! My friend’s mom, Dorris went to heaven and though it was a difficult passing into the next phase of life there is joy inexpressible. We do not grieve as those with no hope. When Mrs. Woods’ grandson got up to speak I didn’t know what to expect, but I…
Control THIS! 4 things that help children develop self control
By giving limited choices children feel they have power. (Example, rather than “Put on your jacket.” you ask, “Which jacket would you like to wear?”) Help children develop an Inner Locus of Control.
Living Your Bliss: Christmas
The Christmas holiday has been such a sweet one filled with peace. Our home flowed with little voices precious requests, whines, and demands all from the same small people. As I watched my grown children interact with their little ones I noticed both my son and daughter seemed really unhappy. Not unhappy in a circumstantial…
Everything is Redeemable
This painting was one I had tested photo transfer methods upon. I looked at the canvas for almost a year. Praise God, I could not throw it away. I love this painting after working back into it. It is in a friends collection because I didn’t throw it away. My students laugh at me because…
I love Edit UNDO! Honestly, mistakes-are-us is my business. What I really enjoy is when I have deleted something that I needed to keep and then I get to go to Edit Undo that which I undid by mistake. Win win! Life seldom affords us an opportunity for edit-undo. Sometimes…
Redeemable… A City?
Memphis is like a woman who has been abused and now kicked to the curb by many of her inhabitants. What does it look like for someone to love her? What does it look like to live forgiveness as a community? We must do it with Words and Deeds! Words are so powerful. We can…
Opposite of Depression, Joy?
What an enigma! When I bought these I expected them to flourish. Look at them, they are so alive. Blooming is a sign of life. The verbena plants were cultivated in retched fertilizer and REGULAR watering by the farmers who sold them to Lowe’s. It is the same with our joy. Joy is not synonymous with happiness.…
Weeds, Weeds, & More Weeds
Weeds again. Simply because they are so difficult to eradicate. This flower bed is 6 feet long by 2 feet wide. Oh, I wish I had taken a before weeding picture! It took me 2 hours to weed this flower bed and the smaller one below. It is such a time-consuming occupation. Preventative is…