Happy Holidays! Here is my Christmas Card - as I am a christian celebrating Christmas. I used the image of my sweet kitty Jane, who was lost at Mt. St. Helen's this summer. May she live on in the joy of Christmas. She loved the Christmas tree so much. Max, Ricco and Sciencegranny miss … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
"You are missing out on so much in life. What is wrong with you? " My answer - "I have all that I need according to His riches in glory." Remembering fondly this day in 1977 when I got married. I was scared, excited, confused, insecure, but definitely in love. I still love my ex … Continue reading Why haven’t you remarried? on my anniversary..
"Kids are small and vulnerable and I agree with Louis CK. They should not be hit. Hitting only teaches them to solve their problems with violence. At the same time, being over permissive ruins them too."
As a single mother, I struggled to provide for my children. I did without so that they could have what they needed and sometimes we all did not get what we needed. This was written after several weeks of reflection. My children are all grown and I still love them dearly. I am … Continue reading A Single Mother’s Apology
“In today’s economic depression, it is time to rekindle this practice....”
The Phillips Family Christmas Tree: "originally written as a facebook note" Many years ago, I was living in Houston, TX with my husband Randy and our young son Jay. It was Christmas time and we could not go home because I was great with our soon to be born son, "James." We had lost our … Continue reading Family Christmas Tree – “A symbol of hope and joy”
"Mom, You need a man! I am worried about you when I finally have to leave." As I sat at a table with my daughter and her two friends, who had just finished telling me how I would die old and lonely if I didn't get out there and find a man, I interrupted their youthful banter … Continue reading “Mom! You Need A Man!” A different calling
The other day, I was driving my granddaughter Ruby to her PreK class. From the back seat, I heard her little voice say, "Hey DiDi?!" I responded, "Yes, Ruby." She then cheerfully asked me if I knew that she had a heart. I told her I knew she had a heart. She then informed me that … Continue reading What color is your heart? – A four year old’s perspective 🙂