NOW I GET IT

Have you ever wondered why in the world some circumstances happen and seem to not make any sense?  I certainly have.  In fact, when I read the online news and think I could not be shocked further by human behavior, …

HUMBLED

Most of us are drawn to humble people.  They have a way of teaching us lessons, not in a formal sense, but by example.  It is a curious thing… we seek out humility in others, and yet it is the …

LEARN, LEARNING, LEARNED

If I dare to lead, I must dare to learn, and I must be courageous enough to learn not just what I desire, but what benefits others.  For what good is it to lead if I lead only myself?  We …

THESE DOGS, THOSE DOGS

I am a bonafide dog lover.  I enjoy animals in general, except for snakes-an entirely different post, but dogs hold a special place in my heart.  Dogs have been a part of my family for most of my life, and …

BROKE DON’T MATTER

Delays.  Disruptions.  I have had a very long season of them.  Perhaps you can relate.  You mentally get charged and motivated as you hear God confirm dreams.  Then you write down goals and a plan of action, share them with …

THANKFUL FOR ARMPITS

Walking down the steps into the garage these past two years were as common as any other routine activity I engaged in.  Except this time my brain confused three steps for two followed by my right foot landing askew.  When …

MEMORIES AND THE BLESSING

Each day holds the promise of possibilities and choices that set the stage to live, really live in that moment.  When we waste the gift of a new day squandering it on living for self, being negative or unkind to …

SOMEHOW

Today I took Levi to the bank to deposit a check in his savings account.  Routine errand.  No big deal.  As we traveled in my car discussing the days events, not much thought went into the journey.  This was a …

THE FOG

Riding in the car with my nineteen year old son, Levi, I was not amused as he prompted me to look deeper into myself.  He reminded me not so gently that I have not been writing and to look into …

KEEPING AND TOSSING

I moved out of my parent’s house thirty-five years ago into my first apartment, full of dreams and very light on furnishings.  Void of most modern luxuries and content with garage sale finds, I was extremely happy in the quiet, …