Lessons from Life from the Astronaut's Wife

Lessons from Life from the Astronaut's Wife


Emotions can often interfere with wisdom when it comes to making life-changing decisions. All too often we find ourselves in this predicament – do we trust our heart, or our mind....

Posted May 16, 2019

Water Lessons

The 1970’s and 80’s was the era of the waterbed – a fad which many people enthusiastically embraced. It was said that a waterbed could provide a better night’s sleep than a traditional...

Posted May 01, 2019

Lesson from a Stubborn Violet

Garden nurseries are one of my favorite places to walk around and admire beautiful plants. I often purchase potted flowers or trailing vines. I must admit that African violets are not one of my...

Posted May 01, 2019

My Song

Thirty-five years ago several of my children were still living at home. As their mother, I cleaned our house, did the shopping, washed countless loads of laundry, planted and tended a vegetable...

Posted May 01, 2019


Growing up as the youngest girl in a family of ten children there was rarely extra money for purchasing new clothes. Most of my wardrobe consisted of “hand-me-downs” from my four older...

Posted May 01, 2019


My junior year in high school had already begun; I was seventeen and enrolled in a Christian co-ed boarding school one hundred and forty miles from home. I had attended the same school my sophomore...

Posted May 01, 2019

A Fire in the Hearth

My favorite time of the year in Colorado is when the days and nights are snowy. In the snowy weather, I always build a fire in the living room fireplace. First I place a crumpled newspaper in...

Posted February 01, 2019

This Little Light of Mine

When I was nineteen, I had the privilege of teaching kindergarten children at the church I attended. One of their favorite songs to sing was, “This Little Light of Mine.” We...

Posted January 07, 2019

The Wonder

THE WONDER In 1973, I enjoyed the rare experience of spending Christmas Eve with my family in the ancient city of Bethlehem. While there, I began to wonder why the traditional date of...

Posted December 07, 2018

The Appointment

After flying more than eighteen hours, my husband Jim and I finally arrived in Bangkok, Thailand. A government vehicle had been dispatched to meet us and drive us to our hotel. We wanted to rest...

Posted August 02, 2018

The Shepherd

My husband Jim was always keen for new adventures. His adventurous spirit was intensified one day when an acquaintance invited him on a trip to Turkey to search for Noah’s ark on Mt. Ararat....

Posted August 02, 2018

Not Plugged In

Jim and I were in Germany at a Christian camp where he had been invited to be the guest speaker. We were both sitting on the platform as were the musicians. The band was playing worship songs and...

Posted August 02, 2018

The Dream

For me, nighttime dreams are rare however, the dreams I do have are usually a warning or arevelation for me or my family. One night I dreamed I was riding “shotgun” in a...

Posted August 24, 2018

The Doe

Living in the foothills of Colorado Springs gave our family the opportunity to see many wild animals as they wandered through our property. My favorite ones to observe were the female deer...

Posted October 29, 2018

Aunt Nelly

During the summer of 1947, like many nine year olds, I had a growth spurt, and would need a new coat for the coming winter months in the Pacific Northwest. Mother took me shopping, and I...

Posted October 29, 2018

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