Fight for Friendship

“I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.” Jon […]

3 Ways to Pursue What You Value

One of my favorite cartoons is the perfect example of perspective. The guy stranded on the island is thrilled to see an approaching boat. The guy in the boat is thrilled to finally reach land. Everything depends on our perspective. How we view family, it’s function, purpose and how we interact makes a vital difference […]

Change Your Dreams into Reality

2018 is now a year that has slipped into the pile of calendars past. As you reviewed and recalled the past year, I hope it brought you pleasant memories and a feeling of great satisfaction. I hope that there were resolutions you set that you kept. I truly hope you lost that unwanted extra weight. […]

Look Back

And so, 2018 comes to a close. As you look back and review this past year are you shocked? Did it turn out like you had planned? Was it full of surprises? So much can occur in just 12 months. It is important to take the time to review your past year. What did you […]

You’ve Been My Gift!

Merry Christmas I am so pleased to wish each of you and your families a Merry Christmas! I’m so very thankful that you joined me this year on the Breezy Porch. I’ve enjoyed writing blogs each week, thinking, “What would my porch pals enjoy?” Writing for you each week helps me live a better life […]

Give Despair Notice

As women, we give. We give of our time, our hearts, and even our very souls. We pour out all we have to give then we pour some more. There are times we get to a moment when we wonder, “What difference does it make?” Those are hard moments. Those are the moments that are […]

Make Time for Adventure and the View

I pulled out my book, ready to indulge my love for Europe but my eyes couldn’t stay on the page. The scenery before me was intoxicating. As I gazed at the red, orange and pink spires reaching into a vibrant blue sky, I was overwhelmed. The sound of water dancing over the rocks and the […]

While Waiting for Spring

The biting wind and threatening sky did little to convince me it was spring. “They” predicted nine inches of snow. Fortunately, “They” were wrong. The storm slipped south and not one flake fell at my house. Sorry Indianapolis! Spring has arrived, although the calendar forgot to inform the weather. Here in America’s Midwest it is […]

Are you a Chionophile?

No one in my house would ever accuse me of being a chionophile. I do enjoy the first snowfall. I love watching the big fluffy flakes float to the ground and snuggling up next to a crackling fire, but by mid-March I am pacing like an expectant father waiting for the arrival of spring. Chionophile, […]

Homesick for Mayberry

Shazam! Sometimes I get downright homesick for Mayberry. Mayberry, the true star of the Andy Griffith show. The fictional hamlet that makes each viewer nostalgic for the town and life that lives in their hearts. Overly busy lives can cause us to dream of a time gone by, a time when neighbors stopped by for […]