There is something that has been pressed upon me to write about. I have been resisting publishing it, but someone out there is needing it. So whoever you are, this piece is for you. There’s a lot to be said for forgiveness. When we think of forgiveness, we often think of something that we have… Continue reading The Road to Forgiveness, Paved by Blessing
I finally found a career that sounds even less like a career than being a homemaker. Writer. The past two weeks I have been answering the same questions repeatedly for every doctor’s office and precertification that I’ve had to go through. “What is your job title?” I start by telling them that I am a… Continue reading Stay the Course!
When I was a child I used to play "teacher." I had a big chalkboard on my bedroom wall, boxes of chalk, an over-sized hand me down desk that my mother had furnished with note pads, a stapler, whole punch, binders, etc. My mother even took me to a store that sold classroom supplies for… Continue reading Answers lie within your Preparation
There must be some significance to 4AM because yesterday, though everyone else in the house was sound asleep, you guessed it, I was wide awake -- AGAIN. I kind of dig it, sitting in a quiet room that often stays as the hub of excitement for at least fourteen hours a day. No toddler streaking… Continue reading Let Your Tests Make You Blessed
The funny thing about time is that we all think that we have plenty of it to spare. That "one day" we'll get on to doing what we had planned. To making amends in that one situation, to finishing our goals or doing that thing that we feel hard pressed to accomplish. One day, we… Continue reading Time is of the Essence
Ever feel like you just want to go off into the woods with a backpack and never look back? Maybe your reason is the people you’re dealing with, or your job, finances, lack of purpose or just plain old wanting some time to yourself? I have been feeling this on a constant, as of late.… Continue reading A Place to Call Home
What is perception? Lately, I've been faced a lot with situations where the simple fact that perception is subjective, winds up being the biggest catalyst in finding closure. Have you ever faced an issue where you felt like you couldn’t resolve it, but there was a purpose for you in trying to, anyway? When you… Continue reading When Perception Gets in the Way
It’s been a year now since I began this blog and man it has flown by! I can remember telling myself at the start of this journey, that it would be a year full of changes -- And I wasn’t wrong. One of the most profound changes for me, came through this process of blogging.… Continue reading In Retrospect: A Year Living in Blog
When my son first passed away, each time that I would be missing him more than I could stand, I would start to see little lizards and butterflies everywhere that I went. It was like they were him, telling me hello. The first few times that I saw them, I figured it was just coincidence.… Continue reading Little Boy Blue: Gone but not Forgotten
Years ago I began to study as much as I possibly could on various religions, cults and belief systems. Not because I wanted to join one, but because I have an undying fascination on what makes people believe what they do. Why people are so willing to sacrifice for those beliefs. It lead me down… Continue reading When We Choose Love
So it’s kind of time to put my four year old in Pre-School and I am not necessarily loving the idea. She is my last child and the wild child at that. She keeps me on my toes every single day and is constantly entertaining me. I know that it isn’t her role to entertain… Continue reading Pre-School… But Do I have to let go??
With the recent suicides that have happened among music artists, one of which I have been a fan of for quite some time, it leaves me with the realization that we as human beings simply are not talking enough about real stuff. The things that matter and shed light on the ugliest parts of reality.… Continue reading Descent into Depression, Suicide & Self-Harm: The Unopened Dialogue
I’ll start this off by saying that I am not a patient person at all. Knowing this to be just who I am, whatever in the world possessed me to get a puppy – I could never explain, but we got one. I know, it was a ridiculous decision after factoring in all of the… Continue reading So ya got yourself a Puppy?
This week has been an exercise in patience and so far I have just narrowly passed. I mean by a hair. It all started with a comment from a negative Nancy about my previous article trying to encourage fellow writers not to be disparaged by rejection letters. I won’t get into that because, really it… Continue reading A Week to Forget
I was cleaning out my inbox today, which for me is the equivalent to sorting out “skinny” clothes that no longer fit. It’s maddening. I don’t know why I keep so much insignificant e-mails, when it’s as easy as swiping to delete them, but I do. In turn, creating more work for myself in the… Continue reading Rejection: The Writer’s Plight