Holidays and traditions, Pets, Travel

Traveling Internationally with Your Dog

Are you thinking about traveling internationally with your dog soon? Here's my experience for your consideration. My son-in-law is a Chaplain in the US Army, and transferred to Germany for three to six years. (The reason it might be six instead of three is because their oldest son will be in high school when their three… Continue reading Traveling Internationally with Your Dog

Relationships

Put your life experience to work for others

Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days. Job 12:12 It seems that ours is a youth-centric culture, but unless older people are willing to share their wisdom, youth will grow into floundering adults without moorings that keep them from drifting into meaningless lives. That's where you come in. Each chapter of… Continue reading Put your life experience to work for others

Holidays and traditions, Spirituality

How important are rituals and ceremonies?

Rituals and ceremonies are worldwide Throughout the world, ceremonies and rituals mark significant events and create a sense of belonging. In Jewish culture, a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah signifies a coming of age for the 13-year-old boy or the 12-year-old girl. In Mexico, a quinceañera serves the same purpose, welcoming the 15-year-old girl into her womanhood. In the… Continue reading How important are rituals and ceremonies?

Spirituality

Give Me That Oldtime(r’s) Religion: Spirituality in the Elderly

We in America have an ingrained image of old people (especially women) sitting piously in church in the same pew where they have sat for years. Is that picture in our minds based on some kind of truth? Recent research says it is. The Pew Research Center, which is a nonpartisan fact think tank, published… Continue reading Give Me That Oldtime(r’s) Religion: Spirituality in the Elderly

Holidays and traditions

New Traditions — An Oxymoron With A Purpose

Traditions are long-standing customs that are handed down from generation to generation. So "new traditions" is somewhat of an oxymoron. Still, when your family dynamics change, it's a great time to start new customs for you and your spouse. This is the month of March and not December—when we normally think of family gatherings and… Continue reading New Traditions — An Oxymoron With A Purpose