Embracing Life’s New Normal

My Tribute to Jim and Granddaughter, Laura’s, Tribute. “Jim’s genuine, warm smile impressed me many years ago when as a group of new students—all strangers and a bit nervous from different states--were meeting for the first time. His inclusive spirit was evident even then as he welcomed…

Farewell Family Reunion Honoring Jim Ward

--March 26, 2020 Ten days of Farewell Reunion with family climaxed as Jim completed the journey through the gates that he said he saw into the arms of Jesus at 6:56 am March 25 to Forever Living. All this all happened in five short weeks. The grandchildren and great…

Thanking The All-Stars of Care-giving

- March 17, 2020 Our trail has evened out a little and we’ve encountered some wonderful helpers as we’ve struggled down this rugged path. You’ll understand why this week’s blog is later than usual. After observing the Wellspan Rehab doctors, nurses, nurse assistants and Therapists for…

Negotiating Sharp Turns

Dear Blog Reader Family: Last week's unfamiliar road to the brain biopsy has taken a sharp turn onto a narrow rocky path called Glioblastoma (fast growing brain cancer). My husband, Jim, has been moved to WellSpan state-of-the-art brain injuries rehab (7 min from home) for 7-14 days or more for…

Following An Unfamiliar Trail

Dear Blog-Reader Family: Many of you know that we are waiting on results of my husband's brain biopsy which occurred 3 days ago. He is strong spiritually, mentally and physically with some weakness on one side. We appreciate your concern and prayers as we personally follow this unfamiliar trail which…

Stuck Still Seeking Acceptance

2-24-20 Dear Blog-Reader-Friends; I had planned to tell you this week that due to illness in my family I would not be writing a blog, but this comment came in and changed my mind. Perhaps this will wrap up our discussion regarding understanding, navigating, getting unstuck, forgiveness and all the…

Shifting Entrenched Stuckness Toward Growth

Feb. 17, 2020 I had no idea how sorely needed this subject was until the arrival of Comments and emails. “This post {Being Kind} reminds me of how our stuckness affects others and how others stuckness affects us-and how that can create even more entrenched stuckness. It is especially hard…

Being Kind Can Lead to Stuckness

“Until I read the Stuckness blogs,” Ann shared, “I didn’t realize how stuck I had become for being kind to a needy lady. Years ago, as a new Christian, I felt it my duty to give a lady who had experienced abuse from her husband a place to stay…

Exchanging Stuckness for Freedom and Joy

Men and women of every type deal with the trials of life that create stuckness whether physical, medical, financial or emotional. Everyone approaches positive solutions in different ways depending on their Personality-Temperament. However, encouragement and direction come from many sources as we all work together helping one another tackle life…

Navigating Relationship Stuckness

A Blogger-reader sent the following: “I was tracking with you until the idea of stuckness within a relationship, particularly an unresolved heated argument was described. I think that has hit a nerve. I do not see that tension changing with further communication. I believe bringing it up would just bring…