Choose Joy

As the days have gone on and I’ve become less anxious about having another panic attack, I’ve been trying to discern what I should change and what I can do to better prepare myself for the next time I’m faced with a fearful situation. I am definitely beginning to think that this panic disorder is […]

Putting the Past behind Us

We all know those people who dwell on who did what, when and where to them years ago and they still haven’t gotten over it.  Many of us say ‘hi’ to those people in the mirror every day. This is a subject that never gets old because using the past as an excuse is like […]

Choosing

Wednesday morning I did something that I never get to do…I sat on the couch drinking coffee and watched Kelly & Michael.  Oooooh!  It was fabulous! Emma Thompson was featured and she was talking about her new movie, Saving Mr. Banks, where she plays this nasty woman who is hateful to just about everyone she […]

Praising God

Life is like a roller coaster…sometimes it’s uphill and sometimes it’s downhill and I’m really not sure which one is better!! (Neither one sound like that much fun, do they?) Traveling all of those hills can get exhausting.  Trampling up or down can sometimes become too painful.  Sometimes the stresses seem too overwhelming and the […]

Our Sweet Little Ones

It is with a heavy heart that I’ve put together my blog today because a dear friend’s child has passed away from cancer.  I couldn’t come up with any words, so I’m using a poem I wrote for another friend who’s sweet boy died a few years ago.  I ask that all of you hug […]

Memorable or Miserable?

Lee and I were talking about the current cross-country road trip we are on and we were trying to figure out if our excursion has been memorable or miserable?  BAHAHAHA! You know what I’m talking about!!  Four people stuck in a car for over 50 hours across a 2 ½ week time span is cause […]

Another Year Without Katie

There are certain experiences that happen in life that change you completely. One of these events is when my dear friend’s child, Katie, drowned in a neighbor’s pool one hot night on June 25, 2005. I’ve written before about this heartbreak, but I can’t say enough how the shock, pain and grief enveloped us all […]

When Sickness Strikes

Hearing the word “terminal” come from a doctor’s mouth is devastating and frightening.  It means the end is near and we’ve run out of time.  It means there are no second chances.  YUCK! In our humanness, we seem to think we will escape death.  Each of us trudge through the days as if we have […]

The Whisper

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets. Hebrews 1:1 Can you imagine hearing the voice of God?  WOW!  I think I’d be in awe, but scared out of my socks!!   Talk about shaking in my boots!  YIKES! However, in light of the latest devastation in […]

The Pains of Change

Last week I had a meltdown.   I mean a complete break from reality where I fell to my knees and bawled my eyes out for an hour.  Doesn’t happen often, but when it does…you’d better watch out! Strangely, I woke up that particular morning feeling a heaviness and gloominess I just couldn’t shake.  It wasn’t until […]