The Top Ten Things I've Learned at 50

 Even though my three daughters refuse to acknowledge my impending half-century celebration, I am proud to say that I will be 50 years old on Sunday. Apparently to the teenage set, having a mom who is 50 is a stain on their social status. Whatever... I am healthy, I am grounded and I am fairly well preserved; therefore, I am grateful....more

Breaking The Cycle of Stuff

When I was young, we spent our Sunday afternoons shopping. We would buy tops, rugs, slipper socks, mixed nuts -- anything that tickled our fancy. We would make layaways and then wring our hands in anticipation of the day we would rip open the bald cardboard box, emblazoned with our handwritten last name, to expose its treasures....more
HeidiSiefkas  I hear you!more

Fragile Things

At some point everything becomes clear. That doesn’t necessarily mean a good clear, but fact is preferred over fiction when you’re locked up in a mental ward. Again. And it’s snowing out–and worse–it’s New Year’s Eve and you’re thirtieth birthday is coming and you’re little girl must be looking for you. It’s all you can do to decipher the shell-shocked woman looking back at you in the tin mirror bolted to the wall above your sink....more

Is Your Heart Open?

Well, is it?  And what does that mean to you?  It means something different to everyone.  When I  used the phrase ...more
Beautifully said. Thanks for sharing your heart.more

Are You A Boat Rocker or A Doormat? No More Christian Nice Girl Can Help You Figure It Out!

If you know me or have read even a few of my rants, you might be justified in calling me a boat-rocker. One who speaks up, goes against the tide, and says, “Hey people, the Emperor isn’t wearing any clothes!”To be honest, I’ve heard more than once in my life, “Why can’t you just let it be?” “Stop being a bulldozer!”...more

How I Used the Law of Attraction to Manifest a Boyfriend

It was the summer of 2009.I was a 21-year-old college student who’d just returned home from an amazing 6 months spent studying abroad in South Africa....more
Hi Rebecca! Just want to say that I LOVE your Manik story! All the best. Hugs :-)more

The One Thing I Wish I Knew Before Our First Baby

I recently wrote a devotional for the baby shower of a dear friend.  After pondering the many different approaches it seemed I could take, messages I could give, I attempted to capture the one thing I wish I’d known before welcoming Meggie.  We got pregnant right smack dab in my second semester of a Ph.D....more

2013 Top Books of The Year

Every Christmas I fill out this Christmas journal that my mother-in-law purchased for me several years back. Its a wonderful time that I look back on the year past, capture the Christmas season in pictures and memories, as well as look forward into hopes for the new year.Every year I find myself reflecting on several books that have shaped me through the months. Today I’m sharing with you some of the Top Books I read in 2013 that I think should absolutely make your Wish List, Read List!...more

I Did Not Seek it Out

"Beware of those who weep with realization, for they have realized nothing." -Carlos Casteneda...more

New Year Resolutions: Let's get spiritual, spiritual...

It's the first Monday of the new year. And for many that means the start of a new workout and ...more