Grief is lonely. The tragedy of another school shooting on Valentines Day has our nation grieving. I cannot imagine the horror of this nightmare in the hearts and minds of so many […]
“Roses are red, violets are blue. You make me smile.” If I received a rose every single day and feasted on chocolate at night, but didn’t have you, there would be […]
The adoption process is a whirlwind of emotions. Allowing your heart to be vulnerable to the ups and downs of this journey takes more than just sacrifice– it takes stamina. Holding on […]
Ever wonder why it sometimes seems that romance is only a fairy-tale? Maybe it’s because we forget that in those Cinderella stories, the characters have to overcome obstacles before they arrive at…
Some days I wonder if the roles I fill were really meant for me. With no degree to back up my skills, the qualifications of my existence come only from life experience: […]
Decades ago I worked in a travel agency sending people all over the world, but had hardly been out of my home state. While I loved planning trips and dreamy vacations, I […]
Holding on even when it hurts. Maybe because it hurts. The pain. The struggle. The anxiety. You worry, knowing that life happens and you are not in control.
We started our journey to Israel on December 26, 2017. This will be a trip that will, without a doubt influence my study of the Bible—and my writing here on the blog. […]
The string of lights are removed. The tree comes down and just.like.that. Christmas is over. Only it’s not.
We’ve all been there. Holidays that are meant to be joyful family reunions, but are not quite complete because someone is missing. Maybe that someone is you. Or a loved one who […]
Thanksgiving. The day of celebration and food and family gatherings may be well past us, but the spirit of this holiday is a welcome prerequisite to the coming Advent. Our thankful spirit […]
I love tools. I even have some that I call my own. The right tool can make any job much easier. But using social media to promote criticism, negativity or judgement serves […]
A submission for the Obsessive Writing Challenge — SIN: The weight of it all. The heaviness. The guilt. The consequences. Unavoidable and yet–undeniable. Sin. We step into the shallow water only to […]
The benefits of walking: improves circulation, sleep and even your mood. We all know that walking is good for a long list of physical benefits, but there is more. Perspective. Walking down […]
It’s amazing, really. We take this word, “love”, and we define it in so many ways. There are love languages and love stories and love ballads. It has got to be one […]