Advocacy, Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude

A Very Loud Silent Message

I went for a walk today, alone and social distancing, while I listened to music. It was an amazing, warm, sunny day, and the song Living Hope by Phil Wickham came on at the same time I saw a man with 5 little girls dressed in bright colors, all twirling around and laughing (the girls,… Continue reading A Very Loud Silent Message

Faith and Spirituality, goals, Gratitude, Quotes

My One Word

It's that time again. Time for My One Word. My One Word is a movement where you prayerfully choose one word to help narrow your focus for self-improvement. I don't know about you, but a long list of resolutions is daunting. And quickly broken! Focusing on just one word and creatively applying that word, impacts… Continue reading My One Word

Faith and Spirituality, goals, Gratitude, Life Lessons

Lessons Learned in 2019

2019 was a challenging year in many aspects, but the lessons learned make everything a gift. Top lessons learned in 2019: Insecurity, lack of confidence, anger, resentment, and impatience are by-products of fear. Fear robs us of any kind of peace and contentment. Others' behaviors and criticisms can only affect us if we let them.… Continue reading Lessons Learned in 2019

Faith and Spirituality, Family, Fun

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! Cherish your time spent with family and friends! The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world's busy life and become more interested in people than in things.  -Thomas… Continue reading Merry Christmas

Faith and Spirituality, Fun, Gratitude, Quotes

So Much to be Grateful For

Every year at work I create a gratitude poster. I hang it in the breakroom, provide a couple of Sharpie markers, and send out the expected office-wide email. I say "expected office-wide email" because I've been doing this for 10+ years. I work at a District Attorney's Office so we see a lot of heartbreaking,… Continue reading So Much to be Grateful For

Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Nature, Uncategorized

The Magic of Nature

Some more of nature's beauty. As you've probably been able to tell by now, I absolutely love sunrises and sunsets. God's love language to His children. There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them. ― Jo Walton   And the yellow sunflower by the… Continue reading The Magic of Nature

Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Nature

More Visions of Summer

It's been said that even too much of a good thing isn't good. I disagree. I believe there's no such thing as too much of summer's beauty. Of drinking it in fully, with deep appreciation. Here is evidence of some of what I've been drinking in. With that, go forth and enjoy some summer beauty,… Continue reading More Visions of Summer

Advocacy, Faith and Spirituality, goals, Health, Writing

“Real” Writers Write Anyway. Or Do They?

This past July was the first time I haven't met my Camp NaNo goal. What's Camp NaNo you ask? Read about it here and perhaps you might decide to partake in April of 2020. 🙂 One week into the month and I suspected I might have a difficult time meeting my goal. Two weeks into… Continue reading “Real” Writers Write Anyway. Or Do They?

Faith and Spirituality, Nature, Photography, Quotes

Summer’s Beauty

Most of these photos were taken at a campground in Rocky Mountain National Park with the aroma of campfire smoke wafting through the air. I never tire of that smell. 🙂  Enjoy!   Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. - Rachel… Continue reading Summer’s Beauty