Love What Is

Love What Is

Webster defines “Love” as: 1) Strong affection. 2) Warm attachment. 3) Attraction based on sexual desire. 4) A beloved person. 5) Unselfish, loyal and benevolent concern for others. 6) A score of zero in tennis. What is your definition of love? What in your life has...
Reflections and the Final Hours

Reflections and the Final Hours

Psalm 139:14 says, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” God truly made our dad fearfully and wonderfully on purpose, for a purpose. If there is anything we knew about our dad, it is this:  he...
Regrets, I Have None

Regrets, I Have None

Before I had none, I had so many. This morning I stepped out onto my deck where I can see everything there is to see by looking out, down and anywhere my eyes take me. Visualize climbing up into a tree house that overlooks your whole life. Picture little twinkling...
Giving Love to Myself

Giving Love to Myself

The following was written while I was caring for my father during his declining years. While Dad has since passed away, the experiences and lessons learned are worth sharing. What in the world am I doing?  What am I waiting for? Putting off taking care of myself is...
The Power of Language—Choose Wisely

The Power of Language—Choose Wisely

I have to smile whenever I think about language and what I learned in high school English class. Back then language consisted of punctuation, verbs, nouns and the proper use of words. Although all of that may have been encompassed in my early education, there would be...
Who Are You?

Who Are You?

The following was written while I was caring for my father during his declining years. While Dad has since passed away, the experiences and lessons learned are worth sharing. You don’t have to be old for your memory to fail. I can’t begin to tell you how many times...
When

When

The following was written while I was caring for my father during his declining years. While Dad has since passed away, the experiences and lessons learned are worth sharing. How many times have you asked, “When?” When are we going to get there? When is that...
The Joyous Light in Your Heart

The Joyous Light in Your Heart

Your joyous light: Is it extinguished? Is it diminished? Or is it radiant? We were all created wonderfully and fearfully, on purpose, for a purpose. How do you keep your heart shining with radiance? Looking back on my life, I am aware of times when my heart has been...
Investing in You

Investing in You

What would be added to your life, if you were to invest in you? I recently wrote about how essential it is to be selfless in my blog Selfish vs. Selfless. I have never been more aware of how investing in me would change my perspective, change my attitude, and help me...
Selfish vs. Selfless

Selfish vs. Selfless

From the time I was a little girl, I was taught to take care of others. I watched my parents offer help and support to others. I learned in church to be the “Good Samaritan.”  All the jobs I have had, and currently have, serve others, including caring and supporting...