Experience Grace Under Pressure

In these tough times we’re challenged to move past the obstacles and live in grace. My friends showed us how:...more

junk drawer.

I love moving. I must-I’ve lived in 16 houses in my 34 years! I love the process. I love packing up our most valuable possessions and rearranging them in a new place. But I am obsessed with the junk.  I love to de-clutter and throw away the junk that’s just been getting in the way. Except that ever elusive junk drawer. I’m not a fan. It’s the last thing to pack, which means it doesn’t get sorted through at all.  It’s more of an “I’m so tired of packing that I’m just going to toss this all in a box and go through it wh...more

Riding the Long Tide

Held

I almost lost it--my sanity, my togetherness—when the song came on. “This is what it means to be held.  How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life.” I covered my mouth. So she wouldn’t hear the sound of my desperation. I pushed my sunglasses up, thankful for them. She was awake. She might be watching. I need Superglue. I blinked back tears. ‘Cause I’m falling apart. I focused on I-270....more

Awake, Awake (Early morning with God)

Awake, Awake. Early morning stillness wraps itself around creation. The break of day gently spills over the roof tops and trees. One by one the birds come awake - as they sing their morning song to me. Soon The stillness, song and light have filled my heart. ...more

“Some days I think I know the Truth and feel I am guided from Above. But at other times I feel ...more

I need to get over myself

If you have read any of my posts you will know that I use my blogging for therapy. I have battled low self esteem and weight problems my whole life. I am also a person who has been taken advantage of because of my ability to be empathetic to others. In the nursing world they now call it "compassion fatigue". You think I would have learned from past experiences not to repeat poor choices but guess what, it happens. People fool you into thinking they are your friend and then the bottoms drops out. You give to your children and your family thinking they will be appreciative and they're not....more

Livin' on the edge after 50

All my life I have had ideas, dreams, aspirations....things that I wanted to accomplish but never did because life happened.  At 50 I now choose to toss caution to the wind... live on the edge... bite off more than I can chew... and begin doing some of my dreams.  Now, I am not talking about climbing Mount Everest here ladies! I am not even talking about going bungee jumping or parachuting!...more

Thank, Eat, Repeat

It’s Thanksgiving Day in America, a day associated with an abundance of food and time with family and friends. My family, immediate and extended, will certainly partake of a tasty spread today. My sister and I actually talked my mom into going out for Thanksgiving – she’s never gotten to enjoy the day because she spends the whole time working. Yes, Heather and I contribute, but we’re side dish girls; Mom is the queen of the kitchen. And while it took some convincing, I think she’s thrilled she doesn’t have to get up early tomorrow to prepare the bird....more

Stress and Spirituality

No one likes stress, but the fact is that it exists and a certain amount of stress is important to our bodies being able to respond properly. That doesn’t mean we need to allow stress to build to a level that is unhealthy, so it is therefore important we learn how to manage it. All of us seek different ways to keep stress as far away from our lives as possible; some techniques work well and some don’t....more

Knowing Who My Father is...Part 2

And so the story continues.  To read the part 1 click here. Forgiveness. ...more