Clear Out the Clutter

I admire some aspects of the minimalists. Most have a clean, sometimes sparse home. They tend to live life simply. The few I know have a small amount of furniture, with very little art on the walls. On the other side of this as a group, sometimes called, “hoarders.” A hoarder is someone who hoards things. Some collect and keep things, even things that may seem useless or of little value. These things tend to clutter the living spaces and might limit them from using the space or area as intended. Hoarders tend to have a lot of anxiety. They …

Birth Marks and the “Heart Parts”

My family and I have conversations about strange things. I’ve always enjoyed listening to my kids and how their minds work in comparison of my own. During a recent road trip, the topic of the moment was birth marks. I named each and the location. The kids were a bit “weirded out” for lack of a better vocabulary and to quote the teen gibberish of the time. I was immediately hit with stinging darts as to how I can remember the shapes and locations of such as birth marks but often can’t recall the correct sibling’s name or who likes …

The Word is – Anniversary

Well, anniversary.  What can I say?  We have a lovely 45th one coming up in November.  But our big anniversary was that just 12 months ago we were out of the hospital and ready to embark on recovery.  We hoped and we planned, but God took us through it and at the end of 2017, November, we celebrated by driving to the Gulf and having a beautiful anniversary – simply because we were ALIVE and TOGETHER! So what do I want to tell younger wives? Don’t sweat the little stuff. And it’s all little stuff.  If you want to make …