7 Ways to Make Waiting Less Stressful

We are all waiting for something. Waiting for the doctor, waiting for the phone call, waiting in traffic, waiting for the plane, waiting for the baby, waiting for spring.  Waiting is an inevitable part of life and can certainly be frustrating and stressful.  As Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers sang, waiting is the hardest part.  However, it doesn't have to be a time of misery....more
Read a book. I always try to have a book with me if I think there will be time that I will have ...more

Prayer Before Action Gives You the Victory

Deuteronomy 20:4 (NIV)"For the Lord, your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory."...more

A Bad Case of the Mondays... on a Thursday

Yesterday and today I’ve been all…Bored. Down. Listless. Impatient. Annoyed.Basically, I’m all just…MER.Like I have a majorly bad case of the Mondays.Even my coffee cup full of gas station hot cocoa is telling me to “Get Happy” but I’m just not feeling it.Maybe it’s the rain....more

What's a Little Turbulence

I quickly realized I'd fastened my seat belt a little too tightly. I pushed up my sleeves and wrestled to loosen the strap. Man, it was hot in there....more

Are You Still Waiting for Spring?

Are You Still Waiting for Spring?All the children collected their eggs, everyone wore their Sunday best and proclaimed “He is Risen” and dinner was scrumptious. However did the joys of Easter vanish as Sunday turned to Monday? Are you still waiting for your Spring?It is Spring but I know there are a few heart aches because some are waiting. Here at the Silicon Valley Lodge we are exploring the topic #waiting....more


None of us enjoy being kept waiting. My mother use to say, "good things come to those who wait."  That may be true sometimes. For me, waiting is not so easy. Whether something good comes from it or not. While waiting in traffic, yet again, I was thinking about how much time is wasted in my day having to sit here just to get to my destination. Of course, when the wheels began to turn in my head, I realized there are many things I do not like to wait for. Let me share with you what went through my mind. I bet you don't like to wait for a few of these things either:...more

As Long As It Takes

 Photo Left: © Michael Moore Sicko...more

The year of no weddings

When I was in my mid-20s, there was a three-year period where every other weekend I had a wedding (or wedding-related party) to go to. I bought items off registries, made appropriate wishes for the bride and groom and tried to not make any wardrobe blunders caught forever in someone else's wedding album....more


Are you waiting?  Do you feel like you are in limbo?  Do you feel like something awesome is yet to come?I have often felt like I was waiting for something really awesome to happen.  Like Publishers Clearing House to show up at my door with a multi bazillion dollar check, and my life would be infinitely changed.  Or possibly waiting to be "discovered" (discovered, for what I have no idea)....more