Honesty: What’s love got to do with it?

Honesty has fallen so far out of favor in our culture that it sits lower than a young rapper’s jeans on his skinny frame. Too many people now believe it is for fools who aren’t enlightened enough to understand the many nuances of truth, rubes who are too ethical to understand the devastating potential it […]

A parable of finite love

There once was a widow who believed each person had a finite amount of love to share. She had a son who adored her, who had moved in with her so she wouldn’t be alone. One day, when this caring man had passed his fortieth birthday, he met a woman who swept his heart away. […]

Giving thanks and putting on the love

On this Thanksgiving day, I am so grateful for the abundance of joy in my life, for my family, my friends and my faith. I give thanks for all of my blessings, large and small, those that bring me smiles and laughter, and especially those that are disguised as challenges and grow me into a […]

Final Day of the 7 Day Stamina Challenge

I must admit to being elated when I saw the challenge for Day 7: Eating! Hooray! I love eating. Yes, I know I needed to be the cook, but that was fine. But I get to talk, too. To At With my dear hubbie. Connecting with Keith, over dinner. A wonderful end to the challenge. […]

Five Minute Friday: Home

Every week I join Gypsy Mama and lots of other ladies for just five minutes of fun. She writes: This is the time of the week when we steal those five minutes while the kids are fingerpainting the dining room table, the neighbor’s dog has stopped barking, or the microwave is popping some corn to splash […]

52 Blessings-Week 1

This first entry is actually a very difficult choice, because when I sit and start to list my blessings, I am absolutely overwhelmed by all that is good in my life. That is not to say that I am not challenged. Oh, no. Far from it. I guess, thinking in that vein, especially about my […]

Somewhere over the train wreck

When I was a youngster, my dad played the guitar and banjo, and was sometimes joined by a friend who played as well. I always enjoyed listening to them, and was inspired enough to pick up the guitar. Occasionally, when I was a bit older, I would even sing out at public venues with a […]

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