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...
Reality vs. Alignment

Reality vs. Alignment

I find myself in a season of life that I did not see coming. Nine years ago, I made the decision to move back to St. Louis to care for both of my elderly parents. At that time, Mom’s health was declining and Dad was increasingly becoming tired of doing it all himself....
Ready to Soar

Ready to Soar

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. – Isaiah 40:31 How many of you set intentions, especially at the beginning of a new year? I have...
What is Your Next Chapter?

What is Your Next Chapter?

Wow! October is upon us, and with it comes change. I don’t know about you, but I welcome this season of change. The chapter of my life, from January 2016 through today, has been all about change. A chapter full of exploration, and an expansion of my wings. My...