Inspirational Stories Archives

I recently flew home from California with my husband, Shelly, and my dog, Orchid, to share the holidays with our family. My suitcase is filled with loving gifts that I have selected for our grandchildren and my mind is filled […]

Most days I am like the Sun, bright, energetic, warm, smiling and bigger than life. Then there are those days when I describe myself as falling raindrops, my emotions landing here, there and everywhere. Oh! I long to be the […]

With a retired husband and a growing blog, that well-known saying is the story of my life these days. For those of you grammas with retired husbands, you may feel the same way. I pray that he stays busy all […]

I feel ageless in attitude. Starting this blog, while challenging, is a testament to me trying new things. I think about my mother, a great-grandmother, when I say this about myself. She is 91 years old! Last year my brother […]

The word DOG is GOD spelled backward. My dog Orchid is God-like. She is loving, wise and protective. Orchid is like a flower—feminine and beautiful! She is a 40-pound soft-coated longhaired Wheaton Terrier. Most owners of Wheatons cut their dog’s […]

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” ~Author Unknown My core values of honesty, respect for others, truthfulness, being charitable, being a good wife, loyal friend and teacher to my daughters are examples my […]

I stood in the middle of my kitchen with tears streaming down my face.  In my hands is a Federal Express envelope from Bank of America. Dear Ms. Warrick, We have a new program based on a settlement that was […]

I just completed my second garage sale as I prepare to move into the unknown. I live in Las Vegas, at least for now. I am short selling my home with no idea of where I am going, how I […]

By Corinna Nicolaou Chapter One In 2005, when I moved to a small town in the Pacific Northwest from the San Francisco Bay area, the pace of my daily life came to a screeching halt, but the activity in my […]

I have to wonder if I’m not more Christian than I realize—even though I grew up not attending church and have remained “unchurched” as an adult. I accept Jesus’ main teachings on an instinctual level, as do the people to […]

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