Georgia Ladies Who Honor Their Mamas and Grandmamas

Ray and I recently spent a weekend with our daughter Bethany and her family. They love to take us to little Georgia towns and we love to visit them — the towns and her family. The jewel Bethany found this time was the 105th Annual Stilesboro Chrysanthemum Show. The setting for the show is Stilesboro Academy, built in […]


The city of Colorado Springs is home to 465,000 people and a surprising assortment of places to see. On a clear day, you can see snow-capped Pike’s Peak. The Air Force Academy trains cadets on the northern edge of the city. Since 1994, more than five million people have visited the Focus on the Family […]

A Life Lesson for Our Sons and Daughters

As our train through Royal Gorge neared the station in Cañon City, Colorado, Ray and I asked our tour guide what she suggested we do afterwards. We took her advice and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon — with no entrance fees. On her recommendation, we drove a short distance from the train station to Skyline Drive. The pretty […]

Lifted Fog

Ray and I awoke in our little cabin near Tupper Lake, New York. Our host encouraged us to join them in the lobby for breakfast, . . . . . . but we hurried away to see more beauties of the Adirondacks. We did eventually stop for breakfast at a place our cottage host recommended. Even […]

Simple Summer Pleasures

On a recent cool summer evening, Ray, Mother, and I joined one of our daughters and her family at a nearby park. I loved the girls-against-the-boys paddle boat race, sliding down the slide with our grandchildren and the talkative four-year-old who befriended us on the playground, and eating grilled hotdogs and kettle chips at the […]