Running · Spirituality · Uncategorized

Finding the Balance

Sometimes my pride gets ahead of my common sense and I have to pay for it. This happened a few weeks ago when I committed one of the cardinal sins of being an older runner - I ran a 10K without being ready for it. A group of staff and students from my school was… Continue reading Finding the Balance


Mother’s Day Guilt

My son and his wife treated me like royalty for  Mother's Day a few weeks ago. We went out with some of their friends, then came back to their house in Decatur where they cooked a delicious scallop dinner for me. The next morning I sat at their kitchen island drinking coffee and talking while… Continue reading Mother’s Day Guilt

Gardening · Middle school · Parable of the sower · Uncategorized

Stuggling through the weeds

I came back from my spring break trip to New York to a mess - in my flower garden. After several cool rainy weeks, and then a warm week-end, the weeds had gone crazy, covering all my little flowers trying to come out to enjoy the sunshine. Despite my best efforts at putting down mulch… Continue reading Stuggling through the weeds


Whose are we? Lenten Devotional

This is a devotional I wrote for the Lenten Devotional at my church, Calhoun First United Methodist. If you are interested in reading more of our devotions during Lent, please follow us at Enjoy! Saturday, March 11 Spiritual Questions: Whose are We? Matthew 4:1-11 Millicent Flake We have been asking ourselves this week who… Continue reading Whose are we? Lenten Devotional

Christianity · grace · New Year · Uncategorized

A Light in the Corner

We finally took down our Christmas tree on Saturday, halfway through January. I’ve always taken it down before I go back to school after Christmas break, but my timing got a little thrown off this year with New Year’s falling on the week-end.   The plan was to take it down after church on New Year’s… Continue reading A Light in the Corner