Self-care

This is my pug Lyla. Today is Sunday. A great day for self-care. Lyla is very inquisitive. She wants to know what you are doing to take care of your spirit, soul, mind, and body today? She’s napping. And eating. And napping. Then she’ll eat again. She will go outside and play with a ball.…

What to do when you mess up. Parenting.

Past Mistakes

A friend asked, “What do you do? I mean with all the regrets, the mistakes? What do you do when you look back and see how much you messed up?” I’ve made many mistakes. I’ve messed up often. In marriage. In parenting. In social situations. At church. At work. Maybe that’s why she asked me;…

Sunshine

Originally posted on kathleenbduncan:
A fellow blogger wrote about feeling tired all the time. Depression over a long period. I commented on his post. I realized as I typed my answer that I was writing a new poem.  I have revised what I originally wrote. I pray it helps him. I pray it helps you. Sunshine…

Tribute from His Brother

Four years ago my children lost their brother. They lost a friend. The Four Duncan Boys became Three. As Sgt. Duncan helped take charge of assisting his dad and two brothers clean out Andrew’s apartment just a day after finding out their brother had been killed on a country road in the Panhandle of Texas,…

Programs

I was working out the other day. I was working out with a trainer who knows much more about exercise than I do. Why? Because she has experience, strength, and hope. She’s teaching me a program of weight training. She shows me the way to get stronger. One day at a time. Step by step.…

Photos

The first weeks I sat and looked at pictures and cried. It was good for me.  Then I got to the point where his pictures made me smile and even laugh.  Over time the pictures didn’t seem to affect me much. They just were.  The past couple of weeks I can’t stand to see his…

Unique

I wrote this just two years after The Accident. It’s been almost four years now. I continue to live, to heal, and to recover. Healing, even from deep grief, is possible with Christ. A gal commented on something I posted yesterday. She was trying to tell me that I cannot really be okay, not yet.…

Safe

Many years ago, as an ice breaker at church one morning, the Bible study leader asked, “When you were a little girl, what did you want to be when you grew up?”  The other women in the class answered things like scientist, teacher, mommy, princess, nurse. Typical little girl answers. We all smiled and laughed. …

Friday. Ramblings. 

Friday. Ramblings.  How y’all doing? I’m wanting cookies but don’t want to have to see people. Or put on real clothes. I’m thinking I’ll use the Walmart pickup service and buy $30 worth of chocolate chips for baking and Oreo cookies. (That’s the minimum.) And maybe some ice cream.  I can do that in my…