Author Archives: Michele

I Lost My Mom 28 Years Ago Today…

…and my tradition has been to spend a part of this day grieving, and a part of the day counting my blessings and reflecting on how to make the most of the time I’ve got left. I live in South … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrating Inspirations, Looking Towards Heaven | Comments Off on I Lost My Mom 28 Years Ago Today…

Prayers & Puttering on Father’s Day

Today at our church and at churches around the nation, prayers and prayers and more prayers were lifted up for Orlando… My heart breaks for all the families who are planning funerals and memorial services when they should be planning … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrating Inspirations, Looking Towards Heaven | Comments Off on Prayers & Puttering on Father’s Day

Happy Veterans Day to all the Heroes Among Us

This past Sunday at my church, and today throughout the USA, we celebrated the heroes among us, those who have come before us, and those who are currently serving.  What a beautiful sight it was watching our congregation on Sunday, as … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrating Heroes | Comments Off on Happy Veterans Day to all the Heroes Among Us

Treasure Each Day

Today would have been my dad’s 78th birthday, and I celebrated his life today by remembering all the little things we did together: reading, drawing, fishing, woodworking, skiing, skating, painting, cooking, building, the list goes on and on…  My dad … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrating Inspirations, Looking Towards Heaven | Comments Off on Treasure Each Day

Finding Peace, Conquering Grief

I lost my mom 27 years ago today, and today I’m reminded of a little card that Mom had tucked away in her jewelry box.   The card contained just the first half of the Serenity Prayer, the part that … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrating Inspirations, Looking Towards Heaven | Comments Off on Finding Peace, Conquering Grief

Combat CHARLIE with EDUCATION from a great Facebook post, and PRAYER

If you haven’t heard about the Charlie Charlie game going around on the internet, sit up and pay attention. THIS IS SCARY STUFF. FOR REAL.  Any Pastor, Priest or Rabbi will tell you that Ouija boards and the occult are … Continue reading

Posted in Growing in Christian Faith | Comments Off on Combat CHARLIE with EDUCATION from a great Facebook post, and PRAYER

Memorial Day 2015: THANK YOU, VETERANS!!!

MEMORIAL DAY 2015: THANK YOU, Veterans!!! These two little words are so important! As children we were taught to say “please” and “thank you” as a matter of courtesy- but “thank you” is the more important of the two because … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrating Heroes, Celebrating Inspirations | Comments Off on Memorial Day 2015: THANK YOU, VETERANS!!!

Prayers for Peace: Thanksgiving 2014

This Thanksgiving Day, I’m lifting up prayers for anyone who is hurting because I’ve been there.  I’ve grieved the loss of friends and the loss of family members including both of my parents.  I’ve also suffered enough to know that … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrating Inspirations | Comments Off on Prayers for Peace: Thanksgiving 2014

Celebrating Dad as Veterans Day Approaches

This morning, on the anniversary of my dad’s death, and two days short of his 77th birthday, my daughter sang with the chorus at her elementary school’s Veteran’s Day celebration and I was struck by sadness that she never really … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrating Inspirations | Comments Off on Celebrating Dad as Veterans Day Approaches

Being In The Picture

On this day 26 years ago, I lost my mom- and my world was forever changed.  Words can’t describe the feeling of a loss so profound; the initial shock is like having your feet pulled out from under you (I … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrating Inspirations | Comments Off on Being In The Picture