Giving Thanks

I just wanted to give thanks to you… For showing up here to read these posts. I know you’ve got a full life, an overfull life. And when things are going great, it’s manageable. It doesn’t take much for the one more thing to throw everything else off. That’s when things fall off the calendar,…

When You Sing

As a gift, I received from my daughter a little book called, What I Love About Mom.  They set up a sentence and she had to fill in the blanks.I had a good chuckle over  a few of them –If you were a scent, you’d be Warm Ocean Breeze—but one of her responses took my…

The Tale of Two Dogs

Once upon a time there were two dogs. One dog was small, super friendly, but very sick. The other was bigger, more guarded and very old. Both dogs needed to take medication twice a day which was fine, until the dog owners needed to go out of town for the weekend. Soon, they found a…

Remember Where You Came From

Some of the simplest people have accomplished the most amazing feats. They were just people, like you and me. They started out tiny and helpless and knowing nothing at all. Clean slate. Blank canvases. Just like us. Because we can’t see into the future, we don’t know what level of greatness we are called to….

New Beginnings

Wherever you find yourself in your life, remember to celebrate the ending of old chapters and the beginning of new ones!

When Stars Scatter

Do you remember the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? Although some of the finer points have been lost to me over the years, I remember that Ferris faked sick so he could stay out of school. Once his parents were sufficiently convinced of his feverish illness—all carefully executed—and his parents on their way to work,…

Kicking Fear to the Curb

Since I’ve actively begun rooting out fears and staring them down, I’ve learned that I am not alone. As much as we desire to be fearless, I’ve discovered a great many of us are fearful. It can be anything from parallel parking (formerly one of mine) to driving in traffic (another one formerly of mine) to…

Measuring the Cost

My husband is dangerously close to running out of peanut butter, our car needs gas and I need to replace various items in my wardrobe. For me, hopping into a vehicle and running to the store, popping by a station to fill my tank and a brief detour to Kohl’s pretty much satisfies all those…

Busyness vs. Rest

I’m one of those people who likes to keep busy. Over the course of my life, I’ve held several jobs at once and as many as four. The reasons to keep working are the same two for most people: debt and bills. Even when my main “job” was homeschooling my daughter, I worked odd jobs…

Feeling the Heat

I hope your summer is going better than planned. With longer days, the workload has been ramping up as well–and that’s not a complaint. Also with extended daylight, I’m inclined to go out and enjoy the company of others. Last week I overheard someone say that though it’s just now July, for them, summer is…

The Astounding Effect of Little Changes

As bored summer kids in Sterling, Ohio, my brother and I used set pennies on the railroad tracks. The train would flatten them out and stretch them commensurate with the number of cars that ran over them. The grownups who learned of our adventure discouraged us because of the possibility that anything on a track—even something as small…

What Are Your Big Plans for Summer?

My apologies for the delay in getting this post out! This is a shout out to all the new followers that have come on board since the beginning of this year. Thanks for following! Now that summer has officially started, I love being outside. The sun, the heat, the beautiful weather. Biking, hiking, sitting by the water….