From the outside ...

From the outside, it appears that I’ve done very little this morning (with the exception of break the microwave, wash three loads of laundry, make two pots of coffee, and eat a banana). But I did a lot of reading this morning, reading that broke my heart wide open....more

Books Will Survive...Again

True confession: in the debate over print books and electronic readers, I am as wishy-washy as an Oklahoma snowstorm. Head south instead of north? Turn to rain or sleet? Punctuate the skies with thunder snow?...more

31 Days, 32 Revelations: Living With Purpose

  Series Introduction...more

Bloggers Don't Have to Pretend to Be Superwoman

This is a story about unfortunate choices made for unfortunate reasons. Both the choices and the reasons matter less than the forces that underlie them. A well-known book blogger took her site offline at the beginning of 2015 after a confrontation over reviews that she had plagiarized from other blogs and media websites. Nearly two months later, she published an apology and attempted to explain her actions. ...more
I read this as a cautionary tale.  I am a new blogger, and sometimes overwhelmed by the enormity ...more

Feeling Gratitude brings the elusive happiness that we all desire directly to us!

Feeling gratitude each and everyday for all that you have; sending that gratitude to everyone in your life is the easiest route to bring happiness into your life. Living with gratitude in this way is a learned habit that takes a little time and effort, but so worth the benefit to your well being. When gratitude radiates through your being-deep in your soul-life is pure bliss and happiness. Feeling gratitude banishes all those negative feelings that have lived for so long within you, creating havoc instead of peace. ...more

You Are Here... Not Later

I'm the best planner and forward thinking, event strategizing, to-do list writer you've ever met.  If you want something done in the future, I can make it happen for you; and I do this to a fault....more

March IS "Ask For What You Want" Month

It's a new month in a new year and I am excited to see what March is going to bring! For the past two months, I have been going through the ups and downs of my personal and professional life. I have finally sat down and asked myself "What Do I Really Want?" I had to really look within to see what are the things I have accomplished for January and February and celebrate those accomplishments. I realized that I was not possessing the attitude of gratitude because I didn't appreciate what I have accomplished and pushed myself more....more

Let Faith Lead The Way

Sometimes I think that having faith is almost too easy. I mean if we really trust God at his word, then that means everything is going to be fine no matter what. But what happens when things are not fine? In spite of our best laid plans, the things we desire and work hard for do not happen when or how we envisioned? Husbands and boos start acting crazy, that job we wanted gets passed on to someone else, that debt we have been working to payoff gets doubled by an unexpected expense, we've been living right and minding our own business but still can't catch a break...the list could go on....more

Homemade Chocolate Pudding (for lunch?) A very happy 24th birthday to me!!

Yesterday I turned 24! ...more
Happy birthday! I would like pudding for my birthday. I'm making a note of that for October. Hehmore

When the Fear of Rejection Becomes too Strong…Fight it with Care

It’s so easy to fall into the too-cool-for-school way of living life. And for many people, it’s more than just a teenage phase.In today’s episode of Soultiply TV, we are diving into the nitty-gritty of what it means to care, and how we can boost the amount of passion we feel in our own lives.WANT MORE?!...more