BE.YOU.TIFUL

Like a carnival barker the woman summoned me to the store entrance.  I glanced in her direction as she held out a sample of moisturizer explaining, "We're sharing a few of our skin care products today."  I hesitated.  She continued, "It's free."  I thought, Oh what the heck.  I took the small foil pack, thanked [...]

Along Right Paths

Along Right Paths Lord, let me hear You whisper And recognize Your voice, For I am at the crossroads And need to make a choice. There are so many pathways, But only one is right. Point me in Your way, Lord, I'll let You be my light. Allow the path to shine And illuminate with [...]

Grace Like Rain

I slip my glasses on so I can see my way into the kitchen.  With pen and journal in hand, I click the brew switch on the coffee maker and take a seat at the table to wait for my first cup of morning brew. As I flip open my journal, I notice the sound [...]

Amen to Wonder

Years ago when my husband and I moved out of a large city and bought a house on a wooded 10 acre piece of property, my parents would escape from city life, several times a year, to spend weekends with us.  And once a year my mother would come by herself and stay for a [...]

One Word

As this year draws to a close, I haven't made one resolution for the upcoming new year but I did pick one word.  My word was actually an umbrella word over 2014 that protected and sheltered me. ENCOURAGEMENT.  That's my word.  It had the most overarching effect on me and it brought me to the [...]

It’s the little things

Christmas is over but there's still remnants left.  There's a bag of crumpled wrapping paper tucked behind a stool in my living room.  The lights still twinkle on my decorated tree and there's a few cookie crumbs on a plate sitting next to me on my dining room table. My fingers click away on my [...]

No Lists, Just Love

He's making a list and checking it twice, gonna find out who's naughty and nice, Santa Claus is coming to town... Most of us have heard those familiar words many times.  The nice get a gift and the naughty, well...they don't get anything or, if they're lucky, they get a lump of coal. As my [...]