When Light Meets The Dark

It was that time again--time to travel the 160 miles to the medical center for my husband's cancer check-up with his oncologist/hematologist. We left yesterday morning while it was still dark. The darkness of uncertainty always covers us as we travel east for his appointments but the sun coming up yesterday was a reminder that [...]

The Light That Keeps on Giving

Twinkling lights are sure to catch our eye at this time of year.  We're attracted by their shimmer through our neighborhoods and homes. I especially enjoy waking up in the morning before dawn and clicking on my Christmas tree lights.  Sitting in the dark with just the glow from the tree is the best part [...]

What not to carry

A friend of mine mentioned to me today that she's done carrying the burdens of others.  She declared, "I'm learning how to put things in their proper place, like taking them off of my shoulders and placing them on a shelf, so to speak." "So you're going to care but not carry?" I asked.  She [...]

There is Singing and there is Light

As a young child, I can remember my mother singing through the house as she did her chores.  She had the gift of a beautiful voice and she filled our home with it. I was the oldest and then came my sister, Diane.  We were the first two of six children.  When she and I [...]