Cleaning Out My Cabinets Like a Man

Cleaning Out My Cabinets Like a Man “The cupboards need cleaned out. It is not normal to have to duck before opening a cabinet either in the bathroom or kitchen,” my husband insisted while dramatically demonstrating his manly ducking skills. Pssttt…the one part of spring cleaning that I don’t like to talk about and tryContinue reading “Cleaning Out My Cabinets Like a Man”

A Man’s View – Choosing to Fall (and Stay) in Love with a Disabled Woman

After posting my article titled “Romance Based on (Dis)Ability” I had a few requests to hear about romance from a man’s perspective. This week I am going to publish my husband’s Q&A.

Romance Based on (Dis)Ability

Now that I am married I want to explore some of the ways that romance is different with a disability.

“HEY! Now Walk it Out…Walk it out…Walk it out…”

“HEY! Now Walk it Out…Walk it out…Walk it out…”  “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2-5  As I prepareContinue reading ““HEY! Now Walk it Out…Walk it out…Walk it out…””

Why I Traded Candy Crushing for Embroidery

Why I traded Candy Crushing for Embroidery We all do it. We have some way of allowing ourselves to morph into zombies most evenings after long days of running, working, cooking, cleaning, and/or tending to the needs and demands of our families and friends. Sometimes I sit in front of Netflix for an hour orContinue reading “Why I Traded Candy Crushing for Embroidery”

Making Relish while Relishing Relationship

Making Relish while Relishing Relationship  “I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.” Psalm 77:11  Nearly everyone I know has a way of connecting with the past. For some reason as humans we feel the need to reach across generations and stretch ourselves outside of timeContinue reading “Making Relish while Relishing Relationship”

Waiting to Live?

Waiting to Live? Lately I have felt led to volunteer at a local Retirement Home.  I have been playing piano for the retirees and then visiting with them after.  Nearly every resident that I speak to seems to feel the harsh reality that end of life care can bring.  The reality that there really seemsContinue reading “Waiting to Live?”

Courage to Break it Down

Courage to Break it Down – Ashly P. Ash It seems in our society more and more that we tend to excuse our fears and tiptoe around them rather than facing them.  We rationalize that doing certain things are “just not for me” or “I just don’t have that personality”.  Sometimes we even just nodContinue reading “Courage to Break it Down”