Bugs and Baseball Memories

It’s summertime again. Memories flood back to a time not so long ago, when all our children played ball.  We were living in Illinois and baseball is what you did with your children in the summer.  If they could lift a bat…they could play organized ball. For several summers, all five children played t-ball, baseball,Continue reading “Bugs and Baseball Memories”

Plucking the Weeds of Sin

August 2016 If you have never visited the southwest you might not think anything grows here that doesn’t have a thorn. Our yard, like most in the desert, is a mixture of stone, grass, succulents and tropical plants. Now it goes without saying that water is a rare and precious commodity, so you might questionContinue reading “Plucking the Weeds of Sin”

Mothering the Masses

Being a mom for thirty-six years has had an effect in every aspect of my life.  I feel a real need at times, to mother the rest of humanity.  Everywhere I look, I see ways to mother people.  I cannot seem to help myself. The words just bubble up and I act without even processingContinue reading “Mothering the Masses”

The Elusive “Y” Cord

I would like to think that it all started with a “Y- cord.” Years ago, at one of my very first marriage prep classes, I got sucked into using more technology at St. Andrew’s when teaching. It has been a love/hate relationship ever since. Sometimes no matter how prepared I am, how much I pretestContinue reading “The Elusive “Y” Cord”

Exercise Hostage Crisis

By: Barbara Lishko I know full well that I am supposed to be exercising on a regular basis. I’ve heard all of the arguments in favor of why one should be dutiful to the cause and yet; time after time I let my brain hold my backside hostage. It takes very little effort really. MyContinue reading “Exercise Hostage Crisis”