There's Nothing Romantic about Money

I met a financial advisor years ago who had the most seductively soothing bedside manner. He had been recommended by a friend who said this man was ‘really great working with widows’.The advisor explained that it’s hard for women whose husband had managed the investments to understand how the market works. “Ultimately, it comes down to your peace of mind and the trust we establish in the relationship”, he said....more

I Get it God!

Ya need to go!Last month I shared about my company making changes that leave me without a job – Get over it, my Beloved...more

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Is trust showing you the way?Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation ...more

Why it's OK to Trust Your Children

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I agree, we need to trust children but the balance is hard. For me the challenge is online ...more

Your Secret's Safe with Me. Is My Secret Safe with You?

We took solemn oaths. That’s how seriously we took a promise of sworn secrecy. The family bible, that large tome whose sole purpose was for pressing flowers, leaned ever so slightly on the fireplace hearth, its spine broken many times over. It would’ve been an ideal spot on which to place a hand and make a vow of verbal restraint. But we were young so we did what came naturally – we made a pinky swear. It was as binding as any contract, as any unspoken law. Our popsicle-stained fingers woven together in unity as we pledged to uphold each other's secrets....more

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

What are you willing to do to foster spiritual connections in your life?Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more

A Really Long Downhill Toward Freedom

Ben gave me a 20-week Fitness Challenge which will take us right through summer and hopefully become so habit forming that we never stop doing a little something every day that is good for us. Together, we have walked and ridden bikes and even tried a little running. We are building up our hearts and lungs with longer walks to get ready for even more running. We live in the country and have endless paths to walk or ride in every direction with lovely views all around. ...more

Nothing is Wasted

Nothing is wasted, she said.I just looked at her like she was crazy since it seemed so disjointed, this life of mine.Classes and books and studying...for what? I think sometimes. The yoga and the workshops and the working out. The running and the striving and the working to be all things.I see you, He assures me....more

My 2015 Word of the Year

Before I became a blogger, I was an avid blog reader and always thought it was interesting when a blogger would choose a "word of the year." It was something they wanted to live by, the word that would encompass their year.I've been thinking about that a lot lately, especially considering everything that is going on in my family's life right now. I've been praying about it a lot, because I want it to be something that I really should and need to live by....more

Last Message from Baltimore

My last Friday Message from Baltimore ..  ...more