Scars and Broken Cracks of Life

Scars and Broken Cracks of Life

What experiences have left deep scars or broken cracks in your life? Think about your scars. What do they look and feel like? If you are visualizing a physical scar, it might be discolored, rough, ridged and sensitive to touch. What about emotional scars? What beliefs...
Dream to Be You

Dream to Be You

What if you are who you dream about being? So, who are you dreaming to be? As a little girl, my dream was to be a teacher. I would stand at my child-size chalkboard teaching imaginary children. I would spend hours writing math problems, correcting grammar and spelling...
Out On That Limb

Out On That Limb

An opportunity comes knocking. That opportunity sounds like something that might be of value to you. You visualize how that opportunity might play out. And then … it’s gone. How many opportunities have passed you by or that you have let pass by? During those moments,...
Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, Decisions

The million-dollar question is, “What would I have done differently?” How many of you have made decisions only to question those decisions later? I would venture to say that we are all in the same boat. Those decisions were probably made in one of two ways: 1) Based...
Next Level

Next Level

Take a moment and engage in a reality check: What’s right in front of you? I see in front of me, pinned on a bulletin board, the gratitude list I created on June 20th this year during my healthy living challenge. My gratitude list is written in red, but what is...
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...