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

Gratitude, Health

National Heart Health Awareness Month

February is National Heart Health Awareness Month. Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the United States? That's the bad news. The good news is, there are things you can do to change that for yourself. Among those things are eating healthy, getting adequate physical exercise, and getting enough… Continue reading National Heart Health Awareness Month

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

Gratitude, Nature, Photography, Quotes, Uncategorized

The Beauty of Winter

It's already been a long winter here in Colorado. More cloudy days than we're used to, not to mention more snow and cold. And winter isn't even technically here yet! But it's not all bad. We've had some of the most breathtaking scenery I've ever seen during a Colorado winter. And winter is the season… Continue reading The Beauty of Winter

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

Gratitude, Nature, Photography, Quotes

Autumn Splendor

I absolutely love fall! The only thing is that winter seems to come too quickly, chasing fall away before its time. And it looks like winter is going to hit early this year in Colorado. Eighty degrees Wednesday, and a high of 28 on Thursday with measurable snowfall. But until then, here's a little bit… Continue reading Autumn Splendor

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