I wanted to begin the year with a conviction rather than a resolution.  So.  I began writing on my chalkboard in the hallway.   It's the place where I sort and sift ideas. I used to wake our kids up with the...
It's a decision to be certain of God's more as we think on this new decade, new year, new month, and new day.  The word, certain, is  powerful and deserves our attention.  The thing is . . . I lived...
We officially start a new year and a new decade when the clock strikes midnight.  While today . . . may seem like an ordinary day to some . . . it’s more. New Year's Eve gives the opportunity to...

Shaken

Do you live each day as, if, it's the best day ever? It might seem impossible to give energy and attention to making each day the best day ever. Because. Negativity is predominant in this era.  And. Negativity obstructs the view of the best.  The...
Here's the big news:  Life is not perfect.  But.  Life is wonderful. The thing is . . . somewhere along the way . . . it was decided that perfect and wonderful need to be in the same sentence to...
Do not give up. These four words hold me when the darkness of a situation envelops life.  The thing is . . . darkness blocks the view of more . . . making it seem we're at a dead-end. But. The refusal...

In-Breaking

"I will be "okay" as soon as ___________ happens." The thing is . . . "okay" only lasts . . .  until another  as-soon-as comes our way.  We can blame the struggles of life on somebody or something; however, at...
When you get down to it . . . Christmas reveals what matters . . . and underlines what is to be remembered every. single. day. Because. We don't always see what's right in front of us. It requires our focus to...
To:   You and Your All May you be blessed today and all of your days with the gifts of Christmas  . . . Christmas Hope No matter how desperate, how crushing, or how challenging it all becomes . . .  there’s hope...
Christmas has arrived. It's as if, we've been holding our breath . . . wanting, hoping, and anticipating . . .  the miraculous of this day. We  can breathe . . . long and slow . . . the Light is...