When life gives us lemons we make lemonade, or lemon bars, or sour faces.  I have been stewing for a few months now over what to do with my life. I’ve been running in overdrive for a number of years and it’s time to make a change.

It’s hard for me to change and, like Peter Pan, I never want to grow up. I like things to run on an even keel, but I also consider myself adaptable.  Over the years, I’ve been blessed with great parents, sister, husband, children, grandchildren, students and friends. Through those years, I’ve moved several times, gone through job changes, moves, personal growth and a stronger faith resulted. There have been highs and lows in every aspect of my life, but most always the highs outweigh the lows.

I have seen times of near poverty, and great wealth.  I’ve enjoyed the benefit of having a resourceful husband who has a million ideas yet to be finished.  I’ve loved watching my own children grow into mature, God fearing adults.  I have been blessed with good health, except for many unwanted pounds which have departed and reentered my life.  I have seen my husband go through Cancer treatments and a stroke within the past few years.

There have been moments of sadness as those we love have passed from this veil of tears, but rejoicing that they knew their Savior and are now guests at His banquet table.  We have seen many new lives come to be – watched them grow – had a part in their lives – loved them.

When it comes time to change again, I can’t tell you how hard I’ve resisted.  I knew we had to move to a more affordable home.  Living on Social Security alone does that to you.  The thought of getting rid of mountains of accumulation from 52 years of marriage was daunting.  We are now in our new home and I love it.  I know that whatever lies ahead, is just the beginning of a new adventure and that my final destination will be the best.

I have made the decision to no longer work so hard.  The fact that some of these decisions have already been put in place has helped me to do that.  I’m also discovering that if I just remain dormant, I’m going to die very soon.  I feel like God still has a task or two for me to accomplish, so I will go back to work again, without all the demands.

Change is good most of the time, but one thing that never changes is the love of our God.  Through whatever situations we sustain, he always remains the same.




As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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9 Responses to TOUGH DECISIONS

  1. Kathy,

    Do you consider your blogging to be your new “work?” I know I certainly believe that for me.


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    • says:

      I have been doing more of it lately. It seems, when you get to a certain age, that there’s so much yet to do or say. Maybe this is my new “work”!

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  2. davidkitz says:

    Stay busy, active, and engaged with the Lord,

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  3. Wally Fry says:

    Hi Kathy

    I have to agree with Don here. Maybe this is your “work” now.

    Our work never stops, but it can sure change.

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  4. Maybe through this your new “assignment” is to inspire, help bring a sense of normalcy, or maybe just a smile to whoever comes across it. Thankful that I stumbled upon your blog and will continue to follow 😊


    • says:

      Thank you so much. This id why I started blogging in the first place. Now I can put my whole self into it. Thanks for stopping by,


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