A Seasons of a Woman’s Life

We women are called upon to wear many “hats” during the many seasons of our lives. If there is one thing we can absolutely count on in life, it is that nothing is a constant.   In this roller coaster ride of life we do not know what unexpected challenges are around the next curve. Surviving and living well depends on our ability to adapt, change…

The Power Of Story

The Power of  Story My dad is one of the best storytellers I know. It doesn’t hurt that he has had an interesting life, growing up in Indonesia, the son of a couple who relocated from the Netherlands (another wonderful story), and subsequently marrying an American who convinced him to emigrate to the U.S. in the early 1960’s. At the family gathering for my mother’s funeral in 1992, he…

Take Ten. Really, It’s Okay!

“O that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.” (Psalm 55:6 NRS)   One of the greatest gifts of back-to-school is that parents have just a bit more time for themselves. Gone are the long days of summer, which may be pretty empty for families with special needs. All of that time and creative energy put into filling…