Finding Peace

I read a short essay by Camilla Packer titled "Homemaking is Peace." While reading it, I felt like I was wrapping myself in a soft, soothing blanket. During a time of such world turmoil, it was exactly what I needed. She wrote: To me, homemaking is all about peace. Every fresh towel, every pair of… Continue reading Finding Peace


Marriage Retreat Wisdom

To celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary, Doug and I attended a marriage retreat in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Since it's almost February, the month of love, I'm going to do you all the favor of sharing some of what we learned. Matt Townsend, a popular relationship, and life coach from Utah was the instructor, and he… Continue reading Marriage Retreat Wisdom

Friends, Relationships

Strangers becoming Friends

A few days ago, I pulled into a parking space at a metered spot in an outdoor shopping mall in California. As I was trying to pay, a woman walked up to me and said, “Oh, don’t worry about paying. Someone told me they don’t monitor these spaces.”  I thanked her and thought that was… Continue reading Strangers becoming Friends