Progress, not Perfection

Daughter Liz is an artist who loathes the prospect of losing her creative skill. She's a newlywed and both she and her husband work full time. "I'm worried my art skills are getting rusty," she said during a recent video chat. "But I have an idea!" Her idea? To create a children's book together with... Continue Reading →

Imagine My Surprise!

It feels like FOREVER since I wrote anything for my blog! Just now I looked at past posts and saw to my great surprise that my last one was LESS THAN 8 MONTHS AGO! Not as terrible as I thought. The post, titled Messy Creating, was my way of introducing then-recent changes to this blog. I... Continue Reading →

Messy Creating

I love this picture because I see a determination to create no matter how messy it gets. Creating cool stuff can be messy! Take children for example. My first baby turned 32 this week! Four more followed after her. I'll be honest, I'm ecstatic to have that season of my life behind me. Being a stay-at-home... Continue Reading →

It’s All About the FEET!

  Did you know that the first day of Spring has already passed?! It's been a long, cold, snowy winter, and it's time to get excited about warmer weather. This morning I decided rather than go to the gym I'd enjoy the brisk Spring morning by doing a walk/run on the road I live on.... Continue Reading →

A New Tumbling

I haven't posted a Tumbing in awhile. This one is right off the cuff, very little editing. I weighed myself yesterday. Usually, I only allow myself to be weighed when I go to the doctor's office. But, I've been diligently working on my healthy habits for a little over a month, and I wanted to... Continue Reading →

Do We Really Need an IDEAL?

I’m reading a fantasy, sci-fi novel titled Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. In it a band of heroes is fighting to dethrone the evil ruler of Newcago who has the power to turn inanimate objects into steel. He’s also almost impossible to kill. Megan, a member of the band, objects to destroying Steelheart because life is better... Continue Reading →

Hate Dieting? Guess what!

A few years ago, I sat in my bedroom mentally chastising myself for how lax I’d become with my health habits. What should I do? I asked myself. EXERCISE. The word came into my mind as if it were spoken right to me. I strongly believe it was an answer from God. He’d been listening... Continue Reading →

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