Tag Archives: Freedom

Freedom Is Not Free

July 4, 2019 About 18 months ago I asked my Facebook friends and family how many were themselves a veteran or active duty member of the military and how many had family members who were. Of the seventeen people who … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Courage, Education, Family, Life in these times, Politics, Responsibility, Sacrifice, War | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Parsec of Stress Prompts Delicious Escape

The sum of our ages added to the dollars needed to get our house ready to put on the market, multiplied by the task of finding the very last house we intend to buy, squared by the 1400 miles from … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Courage, Family, Marriage, Sacrifice | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

2018 Memorial Day – Military Funerals – Call to Action

Cut to the chase – I want you to read this post, and I want you to share it as widely as possible. This is a call to action! Memorial Day is this coming Monday, and it is a time … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Courage, Sacrifice, War | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Take Two — A Bit of an Edge

My husband has yielded to my twisting of his arm — and you are my witnesses.  I am laying aside some other projects for the time being, as I have coerced my Navy Veteran husband to share some of his … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Books, Church, Courage, Family, Love, Marriage, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanking God For Their Lives

The year is 2017, and this is Memorial Day weekend.  For some, this may mean a Monday off work, a barbecue with friends,  a get-away weekend, and perhaps maybe even flag flying.  For many, this day blends right in with … Continue reading

Posted in Courage, Responsibility, Sacrifice, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nashville and Risk Taking

Four more days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and then my last day of work at my present place of employment on Thursday.   I find it rather darkly humorous that the song running through my head for the past ten days is … Continue reading

Posted in Courage, Friendship, Life in these times, Marriage, Responsibility | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Auto Pilot

Everyone has an opinion and people view things so differently from each other that conversations can often become very heated when particular matters are discussed. In the throes of this Presidential Election Cycle I have come to ponder how often … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Family, Life in these times, Politics, Responsibility | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Bit of an Edge

I have written blog posts on a whole variety of subjects, but today I write, not about an idea or issue, but about a man. He is a man who can tell a story and who has a handshake that … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Family, Friendship, Marriage, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Debt and Life

After writing about the Love of Money, talking about debt seems natural. Having a debt load hanging over you is not good. It isn’t good because of what it does to you; it isn’t good because of what it keeps … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Charity, Family, Guest Author, Life in these times, Marriage, Responsibility | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Love of Money

It is often said that money is the root of all evil . . . But that is misquoted. Money is inanimate. It has no power of its own. Power comes from the people who wield it. They use it … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Family, Friendship, Life in these times, Poverty, Responsibility | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment