I love bird watching! From eagles that soar with their expansive wing span to robins that scour the ground for worms alerting us that spring is near! Birds are fascinating to me. They seem to flutter so effortlessly from branch to branch as they sing the most marvelous songs. They go about their day without a… Continue reading Symbolism of a Blue Jay: Faithful Neighbor and Warrior
Recently I had the privilege of going to a county jail to share my testimony with those incarcerated. Yes, I say privilege, because though these women were behind bars, we are alike in many ways. They listened to my story of childhood dysfunction and abuse because they resonated remembering their childhood beginnings. Many had been… Continue reading Held Captive In A Self Made Prison
Well here we are in the "Love" week! I'm sure lots of orders for flower and candy bouquets are being placed, Valentine cards are being made or bought galore! I worked in a high school and will never forget the first Valentine’s Day I spent there. I walked into the office "break room" and was… Continue reading The Cost Of Love
Tom and I married in February of 1985. As we approach year 32 of marriage, we are indeed celebrating the vastness of 32 years of marriage and 35 years together with our dating years. This is no small feat. Marriage ebbs and flows. We've had some amazing times of feeling connected to each other and… Continue reading My Hope is in….
Last blog I talked about control and the awful fear associated with the lack of control. Wow! Thanks for the response and encouragement in letting me know I am not alone. This week I've been thinking about how fear, control and motivation all seem to form a sort of triangle. I began to examine areas… Continue reading Got Motivation?
I came across a podcast about how important it is for leaders to walk in repentance. You know I wanted to click "stop" and say "Oh I don't really need this message." Thank God I did not click "stop" and instead listened and wept. I wept because I realized the very root of most of… Continue reading When Fear Rears Its Ugly Head My Faith Is Robbed
Wow! I'm excited to share more with you about the trip to see Lisa my foster-sister in a blog later. First check out this vlog and meet Lisa! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vw9boDiY5E
Happy New Year! Hope this journey vlog encourages you to think back and then think forward as we move through 2017! (not too bad for my first vlog using my phone....next time I'll try using the video camera!) https://youtu.be/C6YuwuhA5vs
Can you believe Christmas is tomorrow? I feel joy bubbling inside as I anticipate our annual Christmas Eve family gathering! I met with girlfriends earlier this week for coffee. The main topic of discussion...how each of us will celebrate Christmas. We're all empty nest-ers now with married adult children and grandchildren to enjoy. You could… Continue reading Home For Christmas
Each year the table is set with the best china and delicious aroma of turkey, dressing, gravy and pies fill the air. We gather at the Thanksgiving table and find....just 3 kernels of corn on each plate. My husband and I began this tradition when our children were little as a way of helping teach… Continue reading Count Your Blessings Kernel by Kernel