Is a Recession Coming? My Two Can Plan

I suppose like most of the world, I am somewhat focused on the "whats and what-nots" of our financial futures. To be specific, my future. I am the first to admit that this not an enlightened state of mind, worrying about what might happen. Still, I find myself going to a place that I thought I had majestically passed some time back. The economy sucks, according to people who know far more than myself. Listening to our current political candidates doesn’t exactly inspire confidence....more

What If...Separation of State and Religon Were to End?

It has been suggested by some, due to the ever present political climate, that I repost my blog, “What if… Churches Were Not Tax Exempt”, written in 2012 during the election heyday at that time.  I am willing to do that, however, I would like to add additional comments based on my perception of an issue that ties in with our present political climate....more

What If... We Were to Come Together As Women?

Are we aware that as women, we carried 53% of the votes in the 2012 elections?  I admit, I was surprised and proud when I started researching voting rights as it related to woman.  I started thinking about the positive change we could make for the future of our society.  Oh, I’m not suggesting eliminating or out voting the male population.  I’m suggesting coming together as women with our similarities regardless of the boundaries that separate us.  Recognizing that we are the keepers of this generation and the generations coming f...more


After talking to an advisor on Friday morning I have decided to go the traditional publishing route for JENTRY SMILES.  She suggested that there was a greater potential for success if I were to query for a literary agent.I am in the process of doing what it takes to be successful with the assistance of the Treehouse Author Services, previously know as Treehouse Publishing Service.  I am at rest with my decision and I have found it leaves time for the bigger picture and leaves all the little details like the cover, editing to the professionals....more

Dance to Your Dreams

Be alive and increase your expectations as you dance your dream....more

Living with Bi-Polar and the Jehovah's Witness Church.

James K Phillips took his own life just 4 days short of his 55th birthday leaving behind four confused adult children.  Jim had divorced yours truly ten years earlier because I wasn’t any fun.  That statement alone lends to his mental state.  Jim was Bi-Polar, rapid cycler and nonmedicated.  Too further add to the mix was the fact that he was an Elder in the Jehovah’s Witness Church.  I don’t know their current stand on mental health presently but at the time, their Governing Body did not hold with mental health issues.  ...more
Hello Susan, I grew up in the truth and fell away for over a decade, yet have never been ...more

Mini and Me... Purr More, Stress Less

I think that it is in the best for my future if I start taking my life cues from Mini, my kitten.  She just purrs through life, relaxed and contented.  I like you, Mini; you are just purrfect. ...more

Romney and Obama: As a Woman, What I Want!

I promised myself that I would not get pulled into the Romney vs. Obama debate.  I am not affiliated with any particular political party because I just don’t do well in the boxed up ideals as defined by others....more
This is a breath of fresh air; thanks for articulating what is important in this current ...more

What If ... Churches Were Not Tax Exempt?

If I were to suggest that in order to pay off the national debt, it would be as simple as asking the 450,000 religious churches to start paying taxes, what would you say?Credit Image: Val Entertainment on Flickr...more
 @Aimee Whetstine  I enjoyed your post...  I think there may be a general misunderstanding of a ...more

Using God to Justify Bigotry

The very First Amendment Establishment Clause is the separation of church and state.  Remarkable, isn’t it?  Puritans had abandoned the Church of England with all their pomp and universal (as known at that time) practice of rituals.  They and others came to this country with their families and friends to embark on a journey so that they, in part, could worship their creator in a way that was perceived as ‘truth’....more
@Aimee Whetstine I enjoyed your commnt, Aimee.  I agree we must vote with our whole selves ...more