I don't know about you, but I like to have my ducks in a row with their tails all lined up nice, and pretty. I'm not one for surprises and just letting things happen is tough for me. A friend once told me I need to let go a little. "You're a type A-,"… Continue reading Each Day has Trouble Enough
My momma loved to watch the TV show Everybody Loves Raymond. There aren’t many shows that she enjoyed that I can watch these days. Most of them make me sad because it reminds me how much I miss her laugh. The other night, my aunt and uncle were in town so I spent the evening… Continue reading How Much Time is There?
So, last week I told you how I ran away. I went to a writers conference. And, truth be told, I'm having trouble getting back into life and wrapping my mind around everything I learned. I've been pondering all week what to write. I'm still working on that, but a friend wrote this amazing post… Continue reading From a Wise Friend
To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes. Isaiah in Chapter 61:3 That morning I lay on the bed next to Mom. While she rested, I watched the trees blowing in the breeze outside the window. There was one tree at the back of the yard that had begun to… Continue reading Beauty for Ashes
Turtle Girl has a friend. Turtle Girl and Peacock Boy have become friends. One day Peacock Boy tells Turtle Girl that he is no longer a peacock. “See, TG, I have this wig. I’m now a lion! You can address me as King because I am the new king of this zoo.” Turtle Girl asks,… Continue reading Turtle Girl has a Friend
"Thou art the Iris, fair among the fairest, Who, armed with golden rod And winged with the celestial azure, bearest The message of some God." -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, from Iris Years ago, Mom brought home some irises and planted them in the yard. They’ve been moved around a lot over the years, but they… Continue reading Life after Losing a Loved One
We are bombarded with opportunities these days to compare ourselves to others. The media is resplendent with pleas to see how you stack up against the hottest celebrity, the most awesome athlete, or the most influential politician. It runs rampant in the workforce also. One worker is compared to a coworker when it comes time… Continue reading Can You Keep Up with the Joneses?
Aahhh. Spring arrives on Friday. Have you been waiting for it? Seems like these days everyone is enamored of spring and summer, but hate winter. It’s so unfair. Winter has gotten a bad rap. I can see why people are so in love with the warmer seasons. I mean who doesn’t love green grass, sunny… Continue reading When You’re Asking if Winter Will Ever End
Life has been crazy busy lately. A lot of things happening at work, and twice as much happening in my outside work world. Deadlines breathe down my neck. Grocery shopping hasn’t happened much lately. I rush from one thing to the next, and at the end of the day, throw myself into bed hoping to… Continue reading Living or Just Being?
Long ago, in a galaxy far away called high school, I had a dream of someday having six kids. In the galaxy I actually live in, God had other plans for me, but He has blessed me with many opportunities to love and nurture other people’s children. One of the ways I do that is… Continue reading Soul Healing