My Midlife Project

Remodeling a Middle-Aged Mom

Splintered Loyalty

Splintered Wood

“A town or family splintered by feuding will fall apart.” ~ Matthew 12:25 (NLT) About a year and a half ago, I stumbled upon a group of midlife bloggers. I think it was on Twitter. Or perhaps Facebook. I don’t remember. What I do remember is how exciting it was to connect — if only […]

photo by: Danoobiel

I’m So Vain

Heart Healthy

“God does not see the same way people see. People look at the outside of a person, but the Lord looks at the heart.” ~ 1 Samuel 16:7 (NCV) Last summer, after I spent a week in Nicaragua, I made a conscious decision to stop being so strict about my mostly healthy diet. I don’t […]

Day 5 of 100: Putting the Past Behind

Rearview mirror

“My Mama always said you’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on.” – the movie Forrest Gump Today was a walking day. Lucky me, because it was a sunny day and not too cold or windy. I walked about 20 minutes just before lunch. I thought about walking the hills […]

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Day 2 of 100: Sunshiny Days Should Not be Wasted


“Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.” – William Throsby Bridges Today is a rest day. But I will probably cheat. “Cheat” isn’t the best description. Perhaps “splurge” would be better. Whatever I choose to […]

Losing My Peace of Mind

A few days ago, I posted the following status update on my Facebook page: “That moment when your son, who lives 1300 miles away, calls to tell you he was carjacked at gunpoint…. Yes, I had that moment yesterday.” Although several days have passed since then, I still haven’t found my peace of mind. And […]