My Midlife Project

Remodeling a Middle-Aged Mom

Should We Bury the Past or Share the Experience?

Squire Boone Cemetery 1848

“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.” (Romans 15:4) [FYI —  A few hours after I posted this, my husband said I should enter it in the ‘Writing Contest: Overcoming Writer’s Doubt’ held by Positive […]

Opening Day of a New Season

Directions

“I see right through your work. You have a reputation for vigor and zest, but you’re dead, stone-dead. Up on your feet! Take a deep breath! Maybe there’s life in you yet. But I wouldn’t know it by looking at your busywork; nothing of God’s work has been completed. Your condition is desperate. Think of […]

photo by: andyarthur

Hope and a Good Future [Part 2]

Stack of wooden building blocks spelling HOPE

“I know what I am planning for you,” says the Lord. “I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future. Then you will call my name. You will come to me and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will search […]

Hope and a Good Future

Girl Holding Plant

“I know what I am planning for you,” says the Lord. “I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future. Then you will call my name. You will come to me and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will search […]

Fasting from Fear

Today is Ash Wednesday – the first day of Lent. I’m not going to spend much time today talking about religion or the meaning of Lent. I will just mention that Lent begins today and ends on Easter. Lent is 46 days long. Sundays are excluded, so it lasts for “40 days”. Not all Christians observe […]