|Posted by jlemmert on January 29, 2013 at 12:00 AM||comments (22)|
I was thinking about people who inspire me and one of the first to come to mind was my mother, Marilyn Willenbrink. She is in her late 70's and is choosing to sell her home and move to a senior living condo in a community that has a care plan to allow people to transition from independence to assisted living to full nursing care if necessary.
She feels sad to leave her current active community, but she realizes that she isn't physically able to care for the upkeep of a home...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jlemmert on May 19, 2012 at 3:35 PM||comments (3)|
Years ago I was preparing to speak and lead worship music at a Christian retreat and my delightful, talented friend said, "I wish I was as talented as you are." It stunned me to realize that she didn't see all of the talents and gifts God had given HER. She saw my gifts clearly, but was blind to her own. I knew I sometimes did the same thing in my life. For example, when I went to the beach I only saw the woman who had the "perfect" body, not the many who had "normal" ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jlemmert on September 5, 2011 at 3:00 PM||comments (2)|
I remember when I turned 29 and my stepdad was dying. He was only 61 and it hit me that my life might be half over and I had not done half of the things I wanted to do. That was the year I started taking piano lessons and painting classes. The year I gave myself permission to let my creative soul free. What a gift! Hard to believe that 20 years have passed, but the good news is I'm still playing piano and painting is now my livelihood, passion and platform for ra...Read Full Post »