Advocacy, Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Quotes

Women’s History Month Spotlight – Katie Davis

Young? Only in actual years. This beautiful, amazing young lady has the servant's heart of one who has lived a lifetime for Jesus. Her book, Kisses From Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption, is on my bookshelf and travels with me everywhere I go as an audio book. I guarantee you'll be forever changed after… Continue reading Women’s History Month Spotlight – Katie Davis

Family, Gratitude, Life Lessons, Quotes

Women’s History Month Spotlight – Ruth Bell Graham

As far back as I can remember I've admired Ruth Bell Graham's devotion to her husband and family. She's always reminded me of the woman in Proverbs 31 - the woman I've always hoped to be. Since I've gone through a divorce, I appreciate her strength and stamina even more. (This isn't one of those "it… Continue reading Women’s History Month Spotlight – Ruth Bell Graham

Advocacy, Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Quotes

Women’s History Month Spotlight – Mother Teresa

Anyone who has followed my blog for any length of time knows I'm completely in awe of Mother Teresa's greatness. So my first "spotlight" woman for Women's History Month isn't a surprise. Mother Teresa was the picture of humility, compassion, love, and service. She loved unconditionally, with no prejudice or judgement, leaving the world a much… Continue reading Women’s History Month Spotlight – Mother Teresa

Family, Gratitude, Writing

Throwback Thursday–On Tuesday

I've always had a bit of rebellion coursing through my veins. Thank goodness it's mellowed as I've gotten older to breaking only trivial rules--like deciding to post a Thursday post on a Tuesday. 🙂 I found another poem I'd written a very long time ago, shortly after the birth of my oldest son, Benjamin, who turns… Continue reading Throwback Thursday–On Tuesday

Faith and Spirituality, Fun, Life Lessons, Quotes, Writing

My One Word for 2015…and a Goal

Several years ago I abandoned the New Year's resolution attempts for New Year's goals. And three years ago I abandoned New Year's goals for My One Word. I'm not going say one is better than the others, only that My One Word appealed to me. In fact, I think New Year's resolutions get a bad rap. Sure… Continue reading My One Word for 2015…and a Goal

Alcoholism, Faith and Spirituality, Family, Gratitude, Quotes

T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday

The Week's Top Three: 3.)  A brilliant pink cloud hanging in the evening sky. God's hand print. 2.)  Learning limits on what I can take on and how to say "no" so as not to take away from my family, writing time, or recovery maintenance. 1.)  Watching both of my boys working in my older… Continue reading T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday

Alcoholism, Faith and Spirituality, Family, Life Lessons, Quotes

Seize the Day

When I was on my morning run today, it occurred to me how much of life is spent waiting for something to get here. Whether that something is: Vacation. A loved one coming for a visit. Payday. A movie you've been waiting to come out on the big screen. The good part of a book you're reading. Summer… Continue reading Seize the Day

Alcoholism, Faith and Spirituality, Life Lessons

Heaven Gets Yet Another

I'm not much of a Facebook person, I must admit. I also admit I'm a bit of a skeptic of what many people post. And, yes, the shock factor some set out to achieve does, indeed, shock me into another state of mind at times. And the amount of information many share, information that the… Continue reading Heaven Gets Yet Another

Faith and Spirituality, Family, Quotes, Writing

Prioritizing Priorities

I've come to realize--again--that I'm not super-human and have conceded to the fact that I need to prioritize my life a bit. I'm confidant I'm not alone in that I tend to keep taking on more and more, often without realizing it, until life becomes a little bit of everything done somewhat well and nothing done well. There's… Continue reading Prioritizing Priorities