Life's not a bed of roses, but there is help and hope.

Life’s Not a Bed of Roses: Hope, Encouragement and Inspiration

Like many of you, my life’s not a bed of roses. So far, I’ve lived through raising two children (one being deaf), debilitating depression, several job losses, hurricanes, family issues, and numerous health challenges with a husband who almost died several different times with heart…

miracles

Do You Believe in Miracles?

                        Miracles. Do you believe they happen? I’ve seen many miracles in my own life. How about yours? Think back over your life. What’s the first thing that comes to mind you can’t explain?…

New Year's Resolutions

Welcome to 2018! I resolve to…

“Reach forward to what lies ahead.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita Life seems to move at the speed of light, and we’ve now crossed over that bridge onto the other side of 2018. A chance to begin anew. Broken Resolutions According to Psychology Today, approximately 50% of us…

Hurricane Irma Damage

Surviving Hurricane Irma: Part 2

If you missed Part 1, you can read it here. Sunday, September 9 5.6 million—around a quarter of Florida’s population—have been ordered to evacuate. Many joined the mass exodus. We decided to stay put. Read more here. I woke Sunday morning to these words blaring from…

How to Live Through a Hurricane: The Prep Part

Most of Florida and Georgia felt the brunt of Tropical Storm Irma’s 65-mph winds and torrential rains Sept. 11. (©2017 photo courtesy of NOAA) It’s been a month since Hurricane Irma blew through the our part of the state (near the Gulf of Mexico), so…

Name the Chicken

My New Home and a Clucking Good Chicken Contest!

Welcome to the grand opening of the new Penelope Silvers blog! PhilosBooks.com was my home for several years, but I’m going to kick off my shoes and rest here for awhile. More importantly, to kick off this momentous event (sans balloons or hors d’oeuvres), I’m sponsoring a…