The Rope Ladder.

As I stumble (and I use that word loosely seeing as it’s the truth) through my walk of Christianity, I’ve come to realize we all receive crutches to help us along the way. Some people were given scaffoldings, others were given those handy-dandy window-washing pole-fed machines, and some were even given a staircase. Not me. … More The Rope Ladder.

Our thirteen year old..

My husband: ”Hi Joe, how was school?” Joey: ”Fine” Husband: ”Did you learn anything new?” Joey: ”No” Husband: ”Really? Nothing at all huh?” Joey: ”No, I’ve been trying to explain this to you for years!”


It will take you further than you wanted to go….. Stay longer than you wanted to….. And cost you more than you wanted to pay…… Was it worth it?


Good Friday’s email was powerful with the question of “what are you going to lay your life down for? And he continues to say “until we answer this question; we’re not really living”. Best Lent Ever | Lent Reflections 2018 | Good Friday | Dynamic Catholic — Read on

The opportunity clock.

So during this Lenten season, I’ve been listening to The Dynamic Catholic ‘Best lent ever’ series. I’m a Christian but it’s the same thing in its teachings, being the best version of yourself. So far I have really enjoyed listening to the 5-7 minute videos daily. You can read or watch them, I prefer listening … More The opportunity clock.

The chat…

I’m sitting enjoying a glass of white wine while my husband has his IPA; discussing our Sunday plans (which usually consist of church, day plans, and what I would like for dinner). I start to complain about “these stupid kids eating soap pods have made it almost impossible for me to open my Gain tub … More The chat…

Watch. I live through art; I have zero talent but I was gifted with creativity, {writing mainly}. But the gift that God has given to others amazes me on a an hourly basis. I shared a while ago a dance piece showing the power of addiction. This is a piece which my younger sister shared … More Watch.


Husband: “Waiter this coleslaw smells strong and taste sour, could they make us some fresh ones please?” Waiter: “Sorry ’bout that, but we only make fresh coleslaw on Sunday.” Husband to waiter: “What day is it?” Waiter : “Saturday” Husband: “We’ll take to side salads with oil and vinegar.”


I read a statistic today that listed the fact that a person receives 120 hours of criticism each year of their life, compared to 20 minutes of praise. How does this fact make you want to change? It made me want to change the world, one kind word at a time.

Just sayin’ #15

The first testicular guard, the “Cup,” was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took a hundred years for men to realize that their brain is also important.


You don’t judge a man by what he has; you judge a man by what he can live without. ~Rev. Billy Grahm

Just sayin’ 71

I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.


Whenever I see two swans I am reminded of how elegant and beautiful love can be. But then I see a single swan, and I am saddened by the reminder that this elegant species mate for life. Now; they have lost their love and will continue missing them until they themselves pass. Love is beautiful. … More Love

Stinkin’ thinkin’

We all have that day when we are knocked down with bad thinking, grumpiness, crabbiness, moodiness, call it what you want; you know what I’m talking about. You’re basically stuck, rolling around like a pig in the mud. Only you’re not a pig, you’re a human. And for the most part, we don’t enjoy rolling … More Stinkin’ thinkin’

Embracing “yourself”

In recent events of turning forty-five, I’ve decided to update my bitmoji. Let’s face it none of us are 25 anymore nor do we live life behind a snap-chat beauty filter; so I’ve decided that the forehead wrinkle needed to be updated! Oh sure I know it’s February; like I said, I was still embracing!

Just sayin # 72

Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey – but I’d bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time.

Anxiety, Pt II

My church has been doing a series on anxiety over the past few weeks and as Christians, how we are to cope, deal, or address it. You can seek a counseling, you can even seek additional help with medication and a doctor monitoring that, what you cannot do; is be alone. We are never alone … More Anxiety, Pt II

Her melody

She sits with her guitar on the roof beneath the sun. She sings because she can, it is what she does and what she loves. Some songs are full of love, others upbeat, but the sad songs are where she finds defeat. She sings for you; she sings for me, but only she knows how … More Her melody

That smile

She has love of country music in her heart, and she’s ready to dance anytime. When she reveals her smile you want to be the one responsible for making it appear. The world is at her feet only she doesn’t know it yet, but when she does; that million dollar smile will be hers for … More That smile