The Pacifiers

My younger daughter and I were discussing how everyone in the world nowadays has one or all of the following: laptops, iPads, tablets, smartphones, DS’s (is that right?), and so much more.  My older daughter calls them pacifiers—especially smartphones.  How often do you go to a restaurant and see a family at a booth or… Continue reading The Pacifiers

Thoughts On Turning Thirty…

A milestone happened in the Warren family in February! My youngest daughter, Danielle, turned thirty. That’s right, folks—thirty. (It’s official, I’m ancient—but I wear it well). Anyway, she’s been thinking about the demise of her twenties and this particular birthday, and she wanted to share some thoughts about thirty and the gauntlet of being single. So… Continue reading Thoughts On Turning Thirty…

I Don’t Know What To Say…

If you’re like me, the last thing you want to do is spend hours on the phone with your provider trying to troubleshoot a problem. I simply don’t have the energy for it anymore. Life is too short to waste time on the inability to express what is wrong to people who speak a completely different language than you (I mean computer/website/internet babble).

When I am Afraid

When I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. Psalm 56:3 I’ve had a few experiences lately that have me turning to this verse. When Mark and I started a family, we had a particular Christian artist we loved to listen to over the years. His name is Steve Green, and he’s put… Continue reading When I am Afraid

Moving Through These Uncertain Times

It grieves me when people I love are in pain. It’s worse as we move through these uncertain times. It’s bad enough to get that phone call in the middle of the night or to dial 911 or to rush to the hospital, not knowing what’s wrong. Now we can’t even sit in the waiting… Continue reading Moving Through These Uncertain Times

It’s Not a Carrot!

Good morning, world! Wow! I can’t believe those words are flowing out of my brain. It’s not a phrase that hits the page at “five-ish” in the morning from a person like me. I’m a night person. For me to function well at the start of the day requires seven to eight hours of sleep.… Continue reading It’s Not a Carrot!

Family Time!

Easter 1995

“Pizza is here.” That’s what my husband said. He just got home from having his car washed, and now he’s going to watch Michigan play Wisconsin. It’s a battle to the death! (Not really). Sometimes, with our busy schedules, it takes real effort for this family to do things together. Even when we’re at home,… Continue reading Family Time!

What Is This Coronavirus All About?

I hear coughing and sneezing from down the hall. Sitting up, I listen until it finally stops. Then I hunker down in my chair as if trying to make myself inconspicuous will keep me from the germs that are floating around and landing on doorknobs and desks and computers and keyboards. Work is a scary… Continue reading What Is This Coronavirus All About?

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