Archive for motherhood

Mother’s Day is not limited to childbirth

{Photo:  My friend, Adriana Heim, deserves equal recognition on Mother’s Day.} Mother’s Day celebrates the maternal, and that is not limited to childbirth.  A lavish spring bouquet to all the women who cared for us with no less than a mother’s love! It’s taken me a lifetime, at age 63, to fathom the preciousness of […]

Am I ever enough? Choices without fear

New school and work schedules surge forward.  Goals. Deadlines. Kids. Get involved.  Socials. Volunteerism. We go from the sunburn of summer to the burnout of busyness that fall brings.  A question nags, “Am I ever enough?” Arguably, women are more apt to wonder.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that  in 2014, 83% of women […]

SPIRITUAL LIFE – The road nearly traveled

Four years ago, I read this scripture for the first time: ‘‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.’’ (Jeremiah 1:5) The idea is that God already has a purpose in mind for each life, long before a person has been conceived. It’s a difficult […]