Susan interviews Stephanie Ward, the wife of a military chaplain and mom to two boys. Stephanie and her family have moved several times. One of their moves was particularly difficult when she was pregnant with their second child and her husband’s military duties took him away from the family for six months. They were reunited […]
I was on a shoe mission, determined to find a pair of red flats. I spotted them down the aisle and picked up my speed to get there quickly. I envisioned everyone else in the shoe store spotting them at the same time and racing to get them before me. My heart skipped a beat […]
One year has come to an end. Another has begun. Whether your year was rich and rewarding or difficult, a new year is a great time for a fresh start. Life can be understood by looking back, but can only be lived by moving forward.
When circumstances are tough you might be tempted to pull into an emotional or even physical lockdown. It can feel safer to shut down emotionally and pull back from everything and everyone. Injury or illness can lead to a physical lockdown. There are steps you can take to break free.
Learning to let go one more time “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to Cry if I want to, cry if I want to. You would cry too if it happened to you.” (A popular song from the 60s by Lesley Gore) You thought you were ready for this, but you never […]
A southern brunch in the deep south–aahh, there’s nothing like it. Shrimp, sausage and grits with gravy, hot biscuits stuffed with country ham, egg casseroles with melted cheese on top, a fruit compote with whipped cream, homemade scones dripping with butter. my.oh.my. bring.it.on. I can smell the aroma and taste the goodness right now. The […]
Have you ever heard the expression “plum tuckered out?” It is commonly used among us southerners, and is a term for being exhausted. It originates from the “Deep South” during the Civil War. I first heard my grandmother say it after being in the kitchen all day cooking for a family gathering. Then I heard […]