When did it become necessary for us to agree with each other in order for us to love each other? Is there any reason why we can’t be patient, kind, humble, caring, generous, thoughtful, compassionate and considerate with those who don’t have our same belief systems without the anger, frustration and hatefulness that we constantly […]

Sweet Katie

Every year on June 25th, I can’t help but mourn the death of my dear friend’s sweet little girl. Ten years ago, today, three-year-old Katie died in a drowning incident that left us all stunned, heartbroken, grief-stricken and questioning why bad things happen to good people. It’s an age-old question that we, humans, are clearly […]

Trying Versus Training

Okay, I have fallen off of the exercise wagon in the last two weeks.  Sadly, I’ve gone from working out at least four times a week to absolutely and positively NOTHING.  No running, no gym, no classes.  Zilch. Nadda. I’m SO MAD AT MYSELF!!!   I usually do so much better than this! I have a […]

Happy Father’s Day

These days, Father’s Day is bittersweet for me.  Sigh. As I celebrate my husband and the fantastic job he does with our two boys, I can’t help but remember – with a sad heart – the amazing man who raised me to be who I am today. The sorrow doesn’t stay long because I realize […]

What Keeps You from Growing Closer to God?

What keeps you from growing closer to God? Huh….  I don’t think about this often, but when I do I’m always surprised at what my answer ends up being. Your answer may be simple or it may have so many twists and turns it would give a roller coaster a run for its money! I […]

Fiction or Non-Fiction?

I read A LOT.  I love to read fiction, non-fiction, self-help, Christian, history, articles, blogs, romance, murder mysteries, thrillers, Scripture and basically anything I can get my hands on!!! Now, if I can just remember all that I read!  HAHA!!! My book closet is larger than most people’s clothes’ closet and my bedside table is […]

End of School

Tomorrow marks the end of fourth and second grades for my two kiddos!!  WOOHOO! I’m so excited to sleep in a little later each morning and completely mortified that I’m going to have to entertain these boys for the next three months!!  YIKES! I see lots of pool time in our future…aw, shucks! This past […]

Refueling for What’s Next

We all have good and bad days and sometimes, we even have good and bad within one day.  The latter is exactly how I would define my last few weeks. Of course, sitting on a Caribbean beach for eight days will do a body good and can certainly constitute as a good (actually awesome) day.  […]