Faith and Spirituality, Family, Gratitude, Quotes, Writing

Happy Thanksgiving

I participated in a craft and vendor show this past weekend at Harvest Fellowship Church, manning a table with my books. A writer friend of mine was there as well, her table next to mine. I'd been waiting a long time for this event, as it always promises to be a wonderful time and sets… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving

Faith and Spirituality, Fun, Gratitude

A Rich Abundant Life

This past weekend I was fortunate to attend a women’s retreat through my church. Typically, when I get home from work in the evenings I long to stay in my home office with my computer, or at least within the walls of my home with my dogs and my husband. On weekends, I don’t venture… Continue reading A Rich Abundant Life

Family, Life Lessons, Writing

Like What You Do; Choose What You Love

What may appear to be a small difference between two things can lead to a significant difference in the ultimate enjoyment of something. Examples that immediately come to mind include: While a cup of coffee from Starbucks and a cup of Folgers are both coffee, there is a distinct difference between the two. Nikon and… Continue reading Like What You Do; Choose What You Love

Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Life Lessons, Nature

The Present of Presence

The best lessons come from the most difficult trials, the most significant growth from when we’re at our lowest. When we’re filled with pride, the inevitable fall is hard. And so painful. But with humility comes peace. Yet It never ceases to amaze me that like the monster it is, pride rears its ugly head time and… Continue reading The Present of Presence

Gratitude, Nature, Writing

Finding Peace Through Gratitude

Writing fiction has always been my passion. Mysteries, cozy mysteries, suspense, contemporary fiction, it doesn't matter. I love getting lost in the land of make believe, creating characters, settings, and stories, living vicariously through them. And when I read a story, it's all about being transported into the world of which I'm reading, feeling like… Continue reading Finding Peace Through Gratitude

Life Lessons, Nature, Quotes

The Miracle of Change

Why does something that’s so healthy, so good, so necessary, elicit such enormous fear? In fact, the only certainty in life is change, and while comfort typically accompanies certainty, that's not so when it involves change. In reality, the beauty of it is we have the power to determine what changes we make, changes that… Continue reading The Miracle of Change

Advocacy, Faith and Spirituality, Fun, Gratitude

The Gift of Hope

This year, as I turn the big "5-0" on June 11th, I look back and see how incredibly blessed I've been during my life. I would like to pass on that blessing to the kids of St. Jude children's Research Hospital, to give them the gift of hope to live the life I've been, and… Continue reading The Gift of Hope

Gratitude, Quotes

T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday

My top three for the week: 3.)  Coffee! Something so simple and so ordinary, yet makes me so happy. 🙂 2.)  Painting with my husband the room my son just vacated to move to his own apartment--talking, laughing, and connecting. We make a darn good team! 1.)  Renewed appreciation for life, and the people in my life,… Continue reading T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday

A to Zing, Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Writing

“Y”is for…

Practicing yoga has woven its way through various aspects of this life I live. The parallels are multiple in number, and I believe it’s more than mere coincidence that it’s called “practicing” yoga. It’s a discipline that allows an opportunity to practice becoming better–at yoga and at living life. Each stretch and pose, as uncomfortable and awkward… Continue reading “Y”is for…