TORREY PINES HIKE

Dear Hiking Lovers, My intention for the weekend was to hike Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve with my boys. The only thing is I did not have two agreeable boys. This was a shift test in motion. I said, “Let’s just enjoy the day. Look at the beauty. Soak it in....

SUNDAY MORNING AT V.G. DONUTS

Dear Donut Lovers, Sunday morning, I headed to V.G. Donuts & Bakery located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. All I can say is they have incredible donuts and other baked goods. In fact, we have friends from New Orleans that visit us every summer. And they always request...

VISITING MY 96-YEAR-OLD GRANDPA

Dear Visiting Readers, I went to visit my 96-year old-grandpa in the nursing home in Baton Rouge. I walked in and he said, “Jennifer!” He was so excited to see me. In fact, he commented, “You look good.” I replied, “That’s because I...

U-HAUL…HERE WE GO AGAIN

Dear Moving Readers, How many times have you moved? We moved thirteen times in five weeks after Hurricane Katrina. Thankfully, there was a generous opportunity of three free apartments for a year in southern California. We settled there, but we wondered… “Should we...

SUNDAY GATHERING

Dear Sunday Gatherers, I gathered my boys in the kitchen. I had something important to express. I commented, “This is the most important lesson that I will teach you.” But I didn’t realize Gabriel was going to teach me. I shared of a situation that presented itself....

MY SON IS COACHING ME

Dear Coaching Readers, Sometimes we think that we are meant to coach our kids. Now, don’t get me wrong; we are. But sometimes they are meant to coach us. We need to recognize these precious moments and be able to receive. Gabriel had a friend spend the weekend with...