Taking A Break From Life

Sometimes you need to remind yourself that you don't always have to be running with everyone else. You are unique and so is your lifestyle. Although you may feel that a need to keep up with everyone else, it's time to recognize when you've pushed yourself too hard and need to pause for a moment. It is important for you to take a break, to relax and to rejuvenate. By moving so quickly all the time, you tend to create chaos in your life. This is not a natural state of being for you. It is more in your nature to ponder every once in awhile and to enjoy yourself....more

Overcoming Obstacles

Although it seems as if everything is going against you, think again. You are where you're supposed to be. Whether it is chaos or uncertainty, know that all that you are learning will be put to good use later on down the line. The problem is that you can only see what is going on at the present time and it doesn't feel good. You feel as if someone has left you behind to suffer on your own. No one is paying attention to the difficulty that you're experiencing. It seems as if the world is crashing and it's centered around you. Enough! Take a deep breathe and roll your shoulders back....more

Not Quite Right

There are times when you can't put your finger on it, but things are just not quite right. It is not a sense of doom or that misfortune is around the corner, it's just a feeling of being off balanced. You aren't quite sure how to explain what you are feeling, in fact you may be confused. It is an internal knowing that things may not be as it should. During the day, you may use caution in all that you do but it turns out that everything runs as smoothly as it should. Then what is this unsettled feeling you have....more

Where Does The Spirit Go?

When you are missing those who have passed away, you sometimes wonder where have they gone. It's wanting them to be with you that makes you think of these things. It may not be important that you find the answer, for it will not ease the ache in your heart. Although they are gone from your life, their memory lives on within you. You share your special moments with them because you feel their spirit are still here with you. Sometimes they seem to be closer to you than those who are physically with you....more

How to Make a Difficult Decision

 "Take the lighted path, no matter how dimly lit." ~Simran Singh ...more

Sweeping Phil -- a Dog Love Story

What We Got at the Walmart  It has been a comedy routine, me & Phil, sweeping the house....more


I spent most of the last two decades living in larger cities with at least a half hour commute to work in the morning.  Part of the appeal of my current location was “no more driving” to get to work.  I was excited about the 7-minute commute and it was a big selling point to taking the job, buying the house and settling into this community. Why then, did I leave an extra half hour early this morning and travel several minutes out of our normal route?  It was the first time I had ever done this… but it was fun.  My son sat in the back seat, watching the cars out t...more

The Cellist


Those three things

 I visited a friend in the hospital today.  He seemed to be doing well and he was, understandably, introspective.   He has been facing a very serious illness and you could tell that his thoughts had wandered to the "what if" region that most of us spend enormous amounts of energy actively preventing our minds from examining. ...more
Isn't it amazing what God does to knock over our barriers and our challenge our faith, and ...more

5 Things I Hope I'm Teaching My Children

Being a parent is hard. It comes with the toughest job description. God has lent us these children to shape and mold into respectable human beings in his image. We are responsible for leading, directing, caring, teaching and loving these little people from infancy to adulthood without breaking them, too much. Hopefully, one day we can look back and say we did our absolute best as parents and hope our children grow up thankful for the way they were raised. But like any parents, along the way we become nervous, anxious even. We begin to ask ourselves questions....more