“Duck, duck, duck…” Her back rigid, the little blond girl stared straight ahead, lips stretched thin. Each time It came near, her eyes shone with hope. Each time the tap came with a duck, her head dropped a little further. Would she ever get to be goose? Do you remember the game Duck, Duck,… Continue reading Duck, Duck, Goose: A Wee Bit of Encouragement
Let’s face it friends, things get tough. Life happens and sometimes our best laid plans are blown around like the tumbleweeds on the Colorado prairie. I know. I’ve been there. When the strong winds of trouble blow through scrambling and tossing my life, fear creeps in. Often as these times come upon me, I get… Continue reading Ebenezers – Preparing for Things to Get Tough
I confess, I don’t know much about football, but I do have some basic understanding. I know it’s the dream of many high school boys to play in the NFL. They practice and strive to earn a spot to play on a college team. As college comes to an end, the best hope the NFL… Continue reading When the Call Comes
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?
Once there was a girl who had been hurt by one, two, a lot of people. She tried to grow a shell thick as a turtle’s to keep out the hurt, but the hurt lived with her inside the shell. The hurt mocked and taunted her and she searched for ways to drown… Continue reading Turtle Girl: Learning to Give Love to Hurting People
"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?
I live in my comfort zone. It’s kind of nice here. Comfortable. You know. Everything in it’s place. The problem with this is that the growth, the good stuff, the life stuff all happens outside those nice little hedges we set up for ourselves. It’s normal to want to stay right where we are… Continue reading Do It Scared
It’s March which means that Spring Training Camp is in full swing! Take me out to the ball park, buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don’t care if I ever come back! While in high school, I joined the baseball team as a manager each spring because I needed something to do in… Continue reading Take Me Out to the Ballpark – 5 Life Lessons from Baseball