The Beginning is Here

When YeHoVaH brought back those that returned to Zion,We were like unto them that dream.2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter,And our tongue with singing:Then said they among the nations,YeHoVaH has done great things for them.3 Jehovah has done great things for us,Whereof we are glad.4 Turn again our captivity, O YeHoVaH,As the streams in the South.5 They…

Follow the Sun

One dreary grey day, many years ago, I stared out the window from my seat on a delayed flight to New Mexico. To be honest, the weather reflected my mood pretty accurately. In a word: joyless. After everyone boarded and buckled in, the pilot announced our imminent takeoff. Soon we were speeding down the runway….

Satisfy Small Curiosities

The people around us cannot see into the future. If they could, I would have been accepted into every college prep English class I signed up for in high school.

Sneak Preview

Winter is tough, but you’re tougher. Hang on to your hope. Spring and all its glory are just around the corner. The days are longer, the sun is warmer, let brightness cheer you. You’re stronger this year than ever before! It can still be the best year of your life. You were built for greatness!…

Changing Up

Embracing change encourages growth and resilience.

Arise and Shine

Driving home in the hilly country after working a third shift job, James dozed off behind the wheel. His family became alarmed when he hadn’t returned and began calling his job and friends and finally the police. James was found in a ditch, onconscious, barely alive. They rushed him to a hospital where he was…

Bonus Post:Calling All Writers

Normally, I don’t post on a Monday. However, I have good news to share and I couldn’t hang onto until the next post! For my readers who love writing, or those who might be expanding their platforms, need publishing credits, and/or have been wanting to be in a book, but maybe aren’t quite ready to…

Opportunity Trips

You’ve set your goal, eliminated the biggest obstacles, and now you can set the cruise control and coast, right? If only that were true. Just as getting a degree takes a certain level of dedication and sacrifice, so does monitoring your trajectory. You’ll be amazed at how many things want to horn in and take…

See the Forest in the Seeds

Recently, I shared an apple with a six-year-old boy. When I cut the apple into wedges,  a small handful of seeds fell out. My mind went one way, his went another. I wanted to scoop them up and throw them away so his little brother wouldn’t find them and eat them. They have traces of…

Navigating Winter

Navigating winter is easiest by reading or writing a great story.

Winter Night Reflections

I hope you’re all snuggled up with something hot to drink and a blanket to keep you warm. You could have been anywhere else, a party, talking to a friend or even traveling. But you stopped by to read me. I’m truly honored. I know you don’t read just anything. Thanks for following me this…

Counting You Among My Friends

As much as I have not enjoyed being quarantined, isolating has made me aware of the preciousness of company. I doubt that I will ever again take for granted the time and presence of another person who comes to visit, or whom I visit. It’s also helped me recall the names of loving people whom…