Category: Life in General

  • Well Done, My Faithful Friend

    Early on this beautiful Saturday afternoon, Fiona Fred drifted off to sleep at Smith Animal Hospital in Perry, Georgia, ending a brief, and very brave battle with an unspecified cancer. He was a trooper until the very end, and fought very hard. Fiona was an amazing cat. He chose his friends wisely, and, once you […]

  • Methuselah

    The following is an excerpt from my book, Journey of Hope, Readings for Advent. Somewhere in the Inyo National Forest in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range is a tree that is considered the oldest living thing on earth. The tree is a bristlecone pine, named Methuselah, and has been aged at nearly 5,000 years old. […]

  • Raise the Flag

    I got a letter from a friend today. It was a real letter on real stationery. Written in cursive on both sides of the paper. Written by her own hand, from her own heart. Sent through the mail. She’s a busy woman. Single mom with two kids. A stressful, full-time job. An aging parent that […]

  • I Had A Friend

    A few days ago, my friend closed his weary eyes in a hospice bed in Georgia, and opened them in Glory. I miss him already.   It was six years to the day that I had met him at work. He was assigned the thankless task of showing me how to be a contract specialist for the […]

  • Something to Celebrate

    In 1973, Tuesday, January 16th was my 6th birthday.  It was also the day that National Nothing Day was added to Chase’s Calendar of Events. According to Wikipedia, its purpose was to provide Americans with one national holiday when they can just sit without celebrating, observing, or honoring anything.  Humorist Harold Coffin sponsored this non-holiday, and even is […]

  • Can You Do This?

    (Photo by Dorling Kindersley/Getty images) We all remember the Middle School science classes that taught us the difference between dominant and recessive genes.  There were all these cool “do you/can you” questions, the Punnett squares  that showed us reasons why some of us have straight hair, some have curly, and, later in life, some have none at […]

  • We Make A Great Team!

    Advent begins this Sunday, and I’m already experiencing that familiar mix of excitement and fear as so many people will be opening the devotional book I’ve written this year. This year, I’ve asked some very special people to contribute their voices to the book, and I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce you to […]

  • While the earth remains

    September 7. It’s become the day that I get serious about counting my blessings.  It’s also the day that I have begun to recognize that some things that have always mattered, don’t really matter in light of eternity. Today, like most September 7’s, there is a feeling that Fall is on its way- that the earth […]

  • May I Have the Envelope Please….

    Congratulations to Laura Nichols!!  Laura will receive the set of Yaara Pure Honey moisturizer and eye cream.  This stuff is great!  It’s produced at the Negohot Bee Farm in Judea, Israel. If you’re interested in purchasing this to try for yourself, it’s available at this link. Again, I am not a representative of either of […]

  • A Giveaway, Honey!

    A few months ago, I ran out of moisturizer.  This was about the time that shelves in stores were going bare of random items. Like Le Seuer peas… why peas, for goodness sake?  Happily after a few very dry days, I found my moisturizer at the drug store and was set. But even after those […]