"I'm offended." "Well I'm offended that you're offended." Why are we choosing to be offended? When I was growing up there was a saying about wearing your feelings on your shirt sleeves. People who were open about their feelings, "letting all hang out" in hippie lingo, was considered immature. Yet today, our entire culture seems … Continue reading Being Offended
We use the word “love” for everything. We love animals. We love pizza and ice cream. We love coffee or tea, etc. So what do we really mean when we use this word? The song lyrics equate love with sex. They are not the same thing. Love is the most over-used word in the English … Continue reading What Is Love?
There are so many things that are necessary to build a strong relationship. Each one is vital if the relationship is to stand the test of time and troubles. And troubles will come, whether through illness, death of a child or parent, becoming a full-time caregiver to a family member, etc. If the relationship isn’t … Continue reading 10 More Rules For A Happy Marriage
I was watching Dateline Sunday night when we got home from church. A man had been accused of killing his wife. They were a Christian family, attending church faithfully, the children involved in youth activities, their mother in ladies' Bible study groups. The couple had been married for about twenty years. The oldest child was in high … Continue reading When The Embers Die
Friends come from just about anywhere and everywhere. I have a new friend that I have never met. We have spoken on the phone and used facetime. On December 19 my husband and son drove to Lafayette, LA to pick up our son's lady friend, Holly. We spend our winters in Andalusia, AL. It was … Continue reading Making New Friends
I am tired. I am weepy. I have less storage space in my motorhome than what was available in the travel trailer. Haven't had time or energy to do any real writing in weeks. And now. . .someone wants to steal my friends and family on FB. It was reported that someone was trying to … Continue reading FaceBook Woes
I lost my mother in 1994. She had had a massive heart attack and three subsequent strokes. Telling her it was okay to let go if that was what was best for her was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. My husband and I had planned to re-decorate our son's old … Continue reading Serial Killer II–Writing 101