THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Is your reservoir filled with courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust? If not, maybe it is time to begin filling it.Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more

How to Stop Feeling Hurt and Stuck in the Past

The older I get, the easier I find it is to let go of the past. I'm tired of holding on to hurts and pain! So, when a reader asked me for help letting go of hurts from the past, I thought I'd share my thoughts here. Not being able to shake off the past is very common....more

Dream Big, Lush, Vivid Dreams

Disappointment is, literally, failing to keep an appointment. Which is why I think it hurts a little more than the other bumps and bruises of life.When you feel disappointed, you are feeling deprived of something you thought was already in motion. If you’re feeling like you have an “appointment” with a promotion or a successful presentation or a new love, having that thing not work out is especially crushing because it was kind of a done deal inside your mind....more

How Can You Ask Me That?

Journey with me for a sec .Knelt down, you tighten your shoelaces. The early morning wind carries faint traces of the sun’s warmth over your arms. You tuck that loose strand of hair back into your ponytail, take a deep breath, and rise to your feet.The bleachers stand before you. Tall. Glistening in the sunlight. Ready to be tackled.Ear buds in, game face on, you rock on the balls of you feet, inhale, and go for it! One stair. Two. You lift your knees, steady your breaths. The higher you climb, the greater the burn, but you keep pushing....more

What Would You Be Left With?

Not long ago, a dear friend posed the following question to me:What would you have today if you were only left with the things you had given thanks for the day before?That stopped me dead in my tracks. What would I be left with? Thinking back to the previous day, it dawned on me that I would be left with nothing.Not my health.Not my home.Not my job.Not my family and friends.Nothing....more

Helpless, Not Hopeless

The struggles of life can get pretty overwhelming at times.  Friends battling illnesses and cancerLoved ones who are out of town dealing with a hospitalized parentAn exhausted new mom, with no spouse (and a baby herself), trying to care for her little oneA dear friend struggling to stay afloat in her marriage, in her finances, in her life...more

Is The Grass Greener?

Have you ever felt like everyone had ‘more’ or ‘better’ than you? My husband and I have, and were recently about to go down a path that we thoughtwould be beneficial to our family. We felt it was a financial move we needed to make so our family would be better off. I even made the comment to someone, “We need to look out for our family, because no one else will”....more

Infertility Doesn't Define You

You are a dreamer, with that secret (or not so secret!) Pinterest board that you pin to every day. Waiting, hoping, wishing.You're a walking, talking health food store with your vitamins, supplements and superfoods. You're a lab rat with your medications and injections. You might as well have some kind of honorary degree in fertility....more
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Not Just an Orphan

Last week, I saw a powerful documentary about a Korean pastor, Pastor Lee Jong-rak who has provided refuge for those who have been deemed unwanted or rejected. He has provided a safer place, a 'drop-box,' where unwanted babies can be placed; instead of being abandoned in the cold abrasive elements of the outdoors, left to die. Beyond providing safe temporary refuge, Pastor Lee has adopted a number of these little ones into his own family....more

A Hopeless Romantic

I believe in the fairy tale, whether it’s happened for me or not. I believe in happily ever after, even though it’s hard work. I believe in love at first sight, even though my story in that regard was a dismal failure after thirty years. I believe. It’s possible I won’t find my Mr....more