One Word for 2018

  One Word for 2018 Tuesday, January 9, 2018 As I thought about what word should characterize 2018, the word refocus nudged itself ahead of all the other words floating around in my brain. The more I thought about this word, the more I realized that I not only need to refocus, I want to…

My Heart by Julie Manning- A Book Review

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 This month’s B & H book review focuses on Julie Manning’s story titled My Heart. A partial snapshot of the back cover: Who is Julie Manning? The back cover of her book also includes a mini-bio, which is where these descriptive words derive from: “Julie Manning is a wife to her beloved…

A Toast ‘Em Pastries Flashback

February 21, 2017 “Hey, stay here and get the lunch meat. I’m gonna grab some chicken,” I said to my youngest then turned to walk away. “Do they have good chicken here?” she asked. Her question stopped me in my tracks. “I don’t know. If they don’t, I won’t get any.” Leaving her at the…

He Never Misses A Beat

I turned my back on them, forced my feet to move, and fought the tears that threatened to spill. My heart begged me to turn around, but my head knew I couldn’t. I walked on. The tears refused to cooperate, and I quickly wiped my eyes. Please don’t let them know. Please don’t let them…

Victim Impact Panel

“I’m not sure I’m in the right place,” I voiced to the guard at the x-ray machine. “Is this where the Victim Impact Panel meets? I’m looking for Sam.” He held out his hand. “Hand me your purse.” I swallowed the lump in my throat, relinquished my purse, and stepped through the x-ray machine. “Upstairs…

Memaw’s Trunk

Memaw’s Trunk  – by Jill Printzenhoff “Why do you want this?” I looked at my husband as if he were crazy to ask such a question. “Because it was my grandmothers,” I replied. “What are you going to do with it?” He queried further as we hoisted the beat up multicolored chest into the back…

From a Teen’s Perspective

June 19, 2015 Todays post is printed with the permission of my youngest daughter. Over the years, on top of being Mom, I somehow acquired the role of proofreader. As such, I get the privilege of being the first to read the essays, book reports, and term papers penned by my kids. One of the…