Story Starters for Legacy Writers

April 1, 2020Story Starters

Have some extra time on your hands these days? Turn off the TV and pick up your pen or rev up your computer, and start writing your legacy…your life. It’s the best gift you can give your loved ones, and there’s no better time than right now to begin. In 2014, I started helping seniors write … Read More

Song of the Day

March 29, 2020Songs

Click below to listen to the song of the day: No Longer Slaves Be blessed!

For Such a Time as This

March 25, 2020Uncategorized

I never intended to put this blog on hold. I was just busy LEAPing (2019 Word-of-the-Year) from one good thing to another for more than a year.  Funny how the Coronavirus stopped all of that in an instant.  One day we were out in the world—working, playing, shopping, visiting—doing all of the things we’ve always … Read More

Finish Well

January 1, 2019Uncategorized

(a continuation of my 12/29/18 WOY post) In retrospect, I see that the phrase “finish well” had been popping into my mind for months, long before I ever consciously began trying to discern my 2019 Word-of-the-Year. Finish Well had become a theme running through much of what I was seeing, hearing, reading and thinking about … Read More

Better than a New Year’s Resolution: WOY

December 29, 2018Uncategorized

New Year’s resolutions rarely turn out well for me. By mid-year—sometimes by mid-January—my best laid plans almost always fall apart. I forget or give up, and then make excuses about why my carefully crafted goals, objectives and methodologies weren’t so important anyway. After half a century of beating myself up over my lack of self-discipline, … Read More

Run with Endurance

November 20, 2018Uncategorized

Practice makes perfect. Remember that saying? Parents, teachers and other leaders from our childhood pushed us toward excellence by encouraging us not to quit, but instead to try, try again. I’ve come to realize that some of the trials set before us are God-given pushes toward excellence. They are lessons that teach us how to run … Read More

And So We Know

November 16, 2018Uncategorized

Have you ever heard a song or a poem or a bit of Scripture that hits you so hard it’s as if God Himself is speaking directly to your heart? Most of the time we’re too busy to pay attention, or we blow it off as “coincidence.” But when God has something to say, He’ll … Read More

And So We Rest

November 11, 2018Uncategorized

Sometimes things start to look a little hopeless. Storms strike out of nowhere. People we love die or are otherwise lost to us. Finances and health vanish in an instant. We ourselves get stuck in awful places with no reprieve in sight. But it’s often when we’re right on the ledge that God reaches down, … Read More

And So We Grieve

November 6, 2018Uncategorized

I typically don’t watch the news. But every once in a while, headlines that come to me over the Internet prompt a digging in. I almost always regret it. That’s what happened yesterday and again this morning over the same two leading stories. In these two cases, my horror and sadness is as much for … Read More

Yikes

October 25, 2018Uncategorized

I’m in the middle of another story. This one is so bizarre that I’ll need to eventually write it as fiction. For now, just accept my always-interesting life as the reason that you haven’t heard from me in so long. While the ending is not yet clear, I know I’m in good hands. And now … Read More