Multiplying Days On Earth With Airplanes

“That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.”   Deut 11: 21 A couple of years ago I was privileged to be part of a delegation who converged  at the Textron Customer […]

A Time Tested Lesson In Processing Loss And Grief

“Trials make you strong. Failure makes you humble. Challenges make you strive. Life keeps you going and growing” ― Kemi Sogunle, Beyond the Pain by Kemi Sogunle Over the past months, the world, literally, has been in a state of shock.  This pandemic, this silent thief, has us all dealing with loss at many levels.  The loss: […]

Rescue Your Unique Family Stories – They Matter

“It’s important to teach our children their heritage. Who are your ancestors? What were their traditions? Each of us has a (unique family) story to tell. If these stories are unwritten, then how are your children going to know of their parentage?” ― Linda Weaver Clarke This time a couple of years ago, I was preparing […]

When A Chance Meeting Revealed A Legacy

“That is your legacy on this Earth when you leave this Earth: how many hearts you touched.” —Patti Davis While attending a monthly meeting of my local chapter of Women in Aviation, I was introduced to a gentleman who works for Flight Safety international.  I recognized his name and asked him if he was related to […]

How To Adjust To The Culture Shock Of Social Distancing

“If social distancing is taking its toll on your mental wellness—you are not alone”- David Stern, M.D. I wanted some ice cream yesterday and contemplated what fulfilling that desire would involve in the midst of social distancing.  Interrupting my thought process, I became aware of something familiar.  A sense of deja vu. It was the […]

Top Five Things That Remain Stable In Crisis

And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the Lord is his treasure – Isaiah 33:6 (KJV) If you are breathing, I need not go into detail about the situation in the world.  It seems all structure, routines and resources are in a constant state […]

Relating To Daily Life In Isolated Places

Self-absorption intensifies isolation, but permits it to go unnoticed. – Mason Cooley My husband and I prepared for our first trip to the grocery store in the new context of social distancing last week.  This included a supply of wet wipes saturated in alcohol in baggies, hand sanitizier, and yes, disposable gloves.  Focused on staying […]

Three Ways In Which Love Never Fails

Love Never Fails….. (1 Corinthians 13:8)  is a stunning statement.  Yet, it is scripture, it is therefore both true and truth. Think about it-Love NEVER Fails!  Few of us enjoy failure.  I know I do not.  For those who seem to reside in failure, they have probably had a rough road of conditioning to remain […]

Three Simple Reasons I Embrace Christmas Traditions

I intend to keep writing Christmas songs. There’s still a lot more about Christmas that can be captured and feel like old-time Christmas.  A lot of Christmas traditions haven’t been explained in song.   Clint Black December at our house is one long celebration.  On my side of the family it kicks off at Thanksgiving […]