Unless

This is such a great graphic! I love what it says: Look around you, Appreciate what you have, nothing will be the same in a year.   Unless it is… Nothing changes if nothing changes, or so they say. Unless it does. Where you are now doesn’t have to be where you stay forever…unless you … Read more

Unless

This is such a great graphic! I love what it says: Look around you, Appreciate what you have, nothing will be the same in a year.   Unless it is… Nothing changes if nothing changes, or so they say. Unless it does. Where you are now doesn’t have to be where you stay forever…unless you … Read more

So Much Shame

Many of us live with so much shame. Most of the time we don’t even know that we are. Shame is a crafty thing. Have you gone through something that you didn’t ask for, nor ever wanted or even planned on? The feelings that are connected with that can be so overwhelming, and often the … Read more

Do YOU Have a Resume?

Do YOU have a resume? Not one just in your head, but a written down, saved to your computer resume? I do…now. It was on my to-do list for the weekend. Mow the backyard √ Attend church √ Write a resume √ I’m at the age when many of my friends are retiring, or getting close. … Read more

Dear Younger Me

Have you heard the song Dear Younger Me be Mercy Me? You can listen here. I do realize that Mercy Me did not come up with this concept. I have read letters to the “younger me” on various sites and blogs. It’s a good concept because if we knew then what we knew now, we … Read more

It Was Enough

Funny how some days just get emotional, like out of the blue, for no apparent reason. Sunday was like that for me, but something small happened that was enough to fill my heart. The day started in a good way, a connection with a loved one of my dear friend Jan, who left this world … Read more

It Was Enough

Funny how some days just get emotional, like out of the blue, for no apparent reason. Sunday was like that for me, but something small happened that was enough to fill my heart. The day started in a good way, a connection with a loved one of my dear friend Jan, who left this world … Read more

What If?

I watch, I listen and I read the text messages; not as an innocent bystander to the issues being discussed, but as a fellow sojourner. Me too, I think as I hear the pain and depths of despair. Me too. But what if? I know the importance of having a tribe; a group of people … Read more

St. Augustine

I have a tradition that started when I turned 50. Every year since then, around my birthday, I drive to Jacksonville, Florida to visit my friend Mary. This year, on my birthday, Mary and I took a day trip to St. Augustine. Here’s the thing, my birthday is in January. Always has been. It’s cold … Read more

He’s Gone

May 24th has been a tough day for me and my family for 36 years now, with meaning and emotion. This is the anniversary of my younger brother’s death. You can read A Tale of Two Brothers for more of the story. May is an eventful month, never more than this year. Mother’s Day, of … Read more