My social media timelines are filled with very inspiring, motivating people. A common theme among them is the "do you" message. Do what makes you happy. Do what works for you. Do whatever you want to do. While I have spent over a decade trying to get people to be authentic...essentially "do you," I think… Continue reading Do You (but with an *)
Jesus used a lot of gardening and farming illustrations during his ministry. Now that I've started my container garden, chapters like Matthew 13 with the Parable of the Sower and the Parable of the Weeds have come to life for me. I'm telling you, my container garden preaches to me.
The end of the year is approaching and we're all making plans for next year. My husband and I are in the process of choosing our #oneword for 2021. It's a "thing" in our home. We pray and meditate on God's instruction for the coming year. Then, we choose a word that will keep us… Continue reading Just Stop Talking
Here's an excerpt from my forthcoming book. This powerful truth didn't hit me until I saw the worlds on the page... This is my sixth book. It is the book I’ve been afraid to write my whole life. It was inside of me when I first started journaling as a teenager. It was the book… Continue reading I Got There Eventually
COVID19 sheltering has given me time to ponder the mysteries of my life. Some of these discoveries are welcome additions. I've learned that I have more patience, perseverance, and discipline than I thought I had. Other discoveries have been tough to acknowledge and excruciating to accept. The most disappointing is that there are seven things… Continue reading 7 Things I MUST Believe in More than God
Governor John Kasich speaking at the 2020 DNC made me so happy. Not because I'm a die hard Democrat— because I am not. Not because I'm a die hard Buckeye— though I certainly am. But, because I want to stop feeling so yucky and polarized. I did my miserable years at recess in dirty sandboxes… Continue reading When You Know Something Is Not Right
Sheltering in place has been a tremendous source of "mommy guilt" for many mothers of adult children not living at home. I've had numerous conversations in my "mom" groups about how hard it is to keep a safe "social distance" from our adult children. As a rule, they can't come visit. If they do, gloves,… Continue reading A Complicated Mother’s Day