I was at a wedding recently. Very nice wedding and couple. The Bible verse that talks about Eve's creation was read and it really made me think. First, there is a lot of detail about putting Adam to sleep and taking out a rib. If God can do anything, why did he put him under … Continue reading One Little Rib
“If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand.”
We tell teens and young adults that they are in the best time of their life. Because we wish we could be young again. We don’t think about how hard that time of life was. Especially today. Being adult is hard and becoming one is harder today- it seems can seem insurmountable. Good jobs that … Continue reading Kids today don’t have a work ethic.
My children are grown now. They are great people- smart and kind. Yet, if I would do thing differently. Maybe I would give them more chores. But especially in the summer, I would have them work on the emotional intelligence before video games and times with friends. On my todo list, I’d have meditation. Just … Continue reading More Than Chores
For real change to happen, we must change how we treat women.
I remember being on a party line growing up. Picking up the phone to hear our neighbor on the phone. Weird and slightly annoying. If we we were in the house and wanted to talk to dad in the barn, we could dial our own phone number, hang up and then pick up when it … Continue reading Remember Party Lines
A couple of years ago Dixie Jarchow and I began an interview show that premiered on the public access channel in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Like the name suggests, we wanted to showcase authors that are in our neighborhood. Those authors you will not know. But we wanted to hear their story, find out what they know … Continue reading Wisconsin Author Profile
Somewhere in my online travels I read about the power of I get to. It is something you should say to reframe your mind when you are dreading something or are simply not happy to do it. The example I thought of to drive this home is this: As a teenager, I was busy (for … Continue reading I Get To
I’m excited about my first grandson and all that. So proud of my daughter. However, I spent an absurd amount of time thinking about something else. I was planning on hugging my son-in-law. To date, I have not done so. However, his family and he too hug each other when they see each other. He … Continue reading Hugs Not Hugs
Studies have shown that people quickly (within six months) to their normal state of happiness after a significant event. That thing that happened to you that made you depressed, there are lifelong consequences with some things, you will return to how you felt before. The same goes for that wonderful event that was going to … Continue reading Set Point-