Fun, Gratitude, Quotes, Writing

The Lure of Bookstores

Anyone remember B. Dalton, Waldenbooks, or Borders? If you're a writer, you likely remember all of them well. To authors, brick and mortar bookstores are the equivalent of water to a river. We all dream of having our books holding space on the shelves. Even before I began to take my writing seriously, I spent… Continue reading The Lure of Bookstores

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, Gratitude, Writing

Making a Difference to Just One

A while back a friend talked to me about her desire to make a difference in the lives of others by getting her "story" out there. That story consists of almost being murdered by her ex-husband. No one--as in not one--not even the doctors, expected her to survive. But survive she did! She's truly a… Continue reading Making a Difference to Just One

Gratitude, Nature, Quotes

Natural Beauty

It's time for some nature shots this week. I've been graced with so much beauty from nature the past couple of weeks, and I wanted to share. Sit back and enjoy... 🙂 Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.… Continue reading Natural Beauty

Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude

Honoring All Who Served

Thank you to those who have given some and to those who have given all. To those who have served and to those who are. And to the families behind those who serve. Because of you, we have our freedom and blessings far beyond anything we'd have without you. Thank you from the bottom of… Continue reading Honoring All Who Served

Advocacy, Gratitude, Health

Change Begins with One

    April is an exceptionally busy month in the world of criminal law. Not only does it hold National Crime Victims' Rights Week, but it's also Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month. So for those of us who work in the criminal law arena, by the end of April, we're… Continue reading Change Begins with One

goals, Gratitude, Health, Writing

Ready to Roll

We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden.           —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Have you ever declared some time off, regardless of what other people think or do? It's called being true to yourself and is one of the best things you can do for yourself and everyone else… Continue reading Ready to Roll

Family, Gratitude, Quotes, Uncategorized

Oh So Grateful!

  As I write this post, my precious almost-two-year-old granddaughter is sleeping soundly in the room next door. I know without a doubt it's soundly because she fell asleep in my arms while I rocked her, while I carried her upstairs and lay her down, covering her with a soft blanket, and ten minutes later… Continue reading Oh So Grateful!