A to Zing, Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude

“M” is for…

Mamounata.  And Alex and Amede. These three precious children have changed my life. They've taken me out of my own self-centeredness by sharing their lives with me. Mamaounata is 9 years old, from Burkina Faso, and likes dolls and group games; Alex is 14, from Tanzania, and likes soccer and singing; and Amede is 8,… Continue reading “M” is for…

Family, Fun, Life Lessons

Electronic Disconnection

I've blogged about this exact thing once before, and as much peace as it brings when I do it, I still don't seem to practice it nearly enough. Electronics can pull more energy from relationships than they add. It makes me sad when I see a young child talking to mom or dad who is more connected with… Continue reading Electronic Disconnection

Faith and Spirituality, Family, Writing

New Month, New Life

July is just around the corner, a month that used to be a childhood favorite with 4th of July celebrations of parades lined with colorful floats and marching high school bands, the oohs and ahs while watching amazing firework displays explode and cascade into the brightest colors high in the ink sky, baseball games, watermelon,… Continue reading New Month, New Life

Faith and Spirituality, Family, Writing

It’s About the People

When my boys were born, and up until they were twelve years old (it was then my oldest son informed me he was old enough to remember well enough on his own now, thank you very much) I wrote in journals for each of them, so that they, as well as me, could know and… Continue reading It’s About the People

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Reclaiming the Carefree Days of Summer

Watching two of my young grandchildren play with such complete abandon in the pre-summer afternoon sunshine last Saturday, I longed for the days when summer was unhurried, unstressed, and carefree.  The days when summers weren't defined by days spent within office walls watching the clock. Or when the most beautiful scenery wasn't my computer screensaver. I watched my… Continue reading Reclaiming the Carefree Days of Summer