Do you believe in guardian angels? Do angels really rescue people? I remember this painting or print that my grandmother had in her living room. The evangelist Billy Graham even answered the above question with this quote from the Bible: “God will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” (Psalm … More My Poor Guardian Angel(s)
On Facebook the other day, I saw this quote posted by Andrea Sigler on “Word Porn,” I am unable to find the author of this quote but it has been used many times on other sites. I found it interesting that a recent re-connection with an old friend exemplified its message. This friend was a … More But Keep the Old
I have had a long struggle with my self-image! I think it’s time for a truce between my body, mind and spirit. When I was in first grade another girl called me string bean. I don’t recall that moniker bothering me because I was too young to care about labels and how skinny or chubby … More Self Image Assessments
We may have heard the Bible verse: “Blessed are the peace-makers for they shall inherit the earth.” That sounds like quite a rewarding, honorable mission. So peace is a desirable and good quality. But what kind of peace is it that offers such a reward? Inner peace is a home grown commodity; beginning with the … More Which Peace Are We Talking about Here?
Dear Reader. During these times there seems to be so many horrible things happening to so many people. People are starving because of cruelty; poverty; loss of jobs, money, possessions, family and/or homes. Hate, dishonesty, greed, revenge, ignorance and hunger for power drive politicians, racists, and terrorists to maim, kill, starve or traumatize innocent people. … More What Can I Do?
“Old age ain’t for sissies,” stated that famous old dame, Bette Davis. I am beginning to understand what she meant. If you are getting older, like I am and hopefully everyone else is, you are finding that there are new difficulties in your life style caused by physical and mental changes. We will at some … More Old Age Ain’t For Sissies
My very unique and special Aunt Helen, my father’s sister, passed away recently at the age of 92. The way she lived her life and especially her senior years continue to influence my life as I continue into my senior years. Aunt Helen, six years before her death After Grandpapa died Grandmother and Aunt Helen … More Aging with Style and Panache
Every day I find myself smiling at something on Facebook, or about something funny my cat does, or photos of my grandchildren or any children being cute. Smiles come naturally when you are pleased, happy, thankful, or filled with joy from any of a variety of stimuli. I smile at people who give eye contact … More Show Them You Care
Are we there yet? Where is “there?” Do we know where our “there” is? When we were little we heard people tell our parents, “What a little man!” “What a pretty girl.” Nice strangers asked us, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Perhaps on a subconscious level we start at an … More Where is “There?”
The potential for snow in winter reminds me of the Blizzard of 1993; the one I will never forget and the only one I ever experienced. This storm covered a large swath of the Eastern United States. Look up Superstorm of 1993 for pictures For less than a year my husband, Hank, had been the … More The Blizzard of 1993
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