A to Zing, Faith and Spirituality, Family, Life Lessons

“R” is for…

One of my very dearest friends named her dog Rahab.  One day when we were out for a walk, she was telling me the story of how her son thought it was terrible that she named the dog Rahab. "Why is it terrible?" asked my friend. "Mom!" He looked at her as if she were… Continue reading “R” is for…

A to Zing, Faith and Spirituality, Fun, Quotes, Writing

“Q” is for…

I love quotes! They contain so much wisdom, motivation and inspiration in so few words.  They prove that less is often better when it comes to words, and that those few words can pack a powerful punch. My ten favorite are: 10.)  “The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from… Continue reading “Q” is for…

A to Zing, Faith and Spirituality

“P” is for…

I created a new page on my blog for those wishing to participate, to write prayer requests, for me and anyone who reads the page.  If you want to request prayer for someone you know who's going through a difficult time, emotionally or physically, or would like to request prayer for yourself, it's an open place to ask. "For where… Continue reading “P” is for…

A to Zing, Faith and Spirituality, Writing

“O” is for…

I try to live life openly. Open-minded. To new ideas. To those whose opinions are on the opposite end of the spectrum than mine. To an alternate, unfamiliar way to reach an end to something. Open to new experiences, and revisiting old. Open to change. Open to accepting the unacceptable, loving the unlovable. I try to… Continue reading “O” is for…

A to Zing, Faith and Spirituality

“N” is for…

Namaste is a form of respect, often said as a customary greeting when coming together or a farewell upon parting, commonly used by the people in  South Asia, as well as in the Yoga community.  Just saying the word brings me peace. Aadil Palkhivala's explained it well in Yoga Journal: "The gesture Namaste represents the belief… Continue reading “N” is for…

A to Zing, Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude

“M” is for…

Mamounata.  And Alex and Amede. These three precious children have changed my life. They've taken me out of my own self-centeredness by sharing their lives with me. Mamaounata is 9 years old, from Burkina Faso, and likes dolls and group games; Alex is 14, from Tanzania, and likes soccer and singing; and Amede is 8,… Continue reading “M” is for…

A to Zing, Gratitude, Life Lessons

“L” is for…

My Top Ten: 10.)  Always follow the golden rule--Treat others as you would like to be treated. 9.)  Be what you want to be, not what someone else wants you to be. 8.)  It's okay to hate the sin, but love the sinner. We are all, every one of us, sinners. 7.)  True happiness isn't… Continue reading “L” is for…

A to Zing, Faith and Spirituality, Family

“K” is for…

I read a post yesterday on a blog I follow, In Her Words Avenue, and it reminded me of an incident that happened several years ago that, each time I think of it, reminds me never to underestimate the power of kindness.  Its ripple effect travels endlessly. When my grandfather was lying in a hospital bed, the angel… Continue reading “K” is for…

A to Zing, Fun, Quotes, Uncategorized

“J” is for…

The Journey Remember when you were a kid and road trips seemed to last forever?  I used to sound like a broken record as I asked my parents "How much longer 'till we're therrrre?" Complete with all the drama I could muster. And as the years passed, I eagerly awaited each milestone. "I can't wait 'till… Continue reading “J” is for…

A to Zing, Faith and Spirituality, Life Lessons, Quotes

“I” is for…

I was so grateful to stumble upon the website Insecure Writers Support Group.  Realizing I wasn't the only insecure writer on earth was such a relief. Somehow, knowing I'm not alone in the sea of insecurity helps rid me of the albatross that at times makes me feel like a fraud, certain that everyone else is… Continue reading “I” is for…