Getting that unexpected call during the night made my heart pound. I instantly began to wonder what was wrong. The voice on the other end of the line was sobbing uncontrollably. My chest tightened. “I’m so sorry mommy. I am so sorry. I can’t stop mom. I can’t.” My heart sank. Terror filled me. My … More Just One More Drink
Errands are many, moments are few; Short cuts are necessary, what do I do? To buy back my time is a fabulous plan, But how do I do it, I’m not sure I can. WalMart to the rescue, saving my day, I shop in my jammies, last night – my way. Then budget the quick … More Buying Back Time
Here’s a bit of story, a little jaunt down memory lane, showing that God knows more than we do and that He has plans in place. This tale was from around 20 years ago. It was while we were living in Ohio, before we moved to Florida. We had traveled down for vacation and stayed … More When A Plan Comes Together….
Stop. Look. Listen. I believe all of us recall hearing this as a small child. As well as certainly telling our own children to stop, look, and listen. Most likely when you read the title and even began reading this blog you thought of crossing the road. I do not blame you at all. Because … More Stop. Look. Listen.
Delegation vs. Bossiness I was a very choleric child. (If you haven’t read Florence Littauer’s Personality Plus – it’s a must read!) I can remember playing dolls with my friends and telling them what their dolls needed to say to mine. We would play house and I would explain to them what they needed to … More Delegation vs. Bossiness
Have you ever been talking with someone, sharing something with them, and when you asked them a question, their answer seemed way off? Or maybe they were quick to say, could you repeat the question? I am not sure that I heard that right. Or perhaps they were honest and said, I’m sorry, I wasn’t … More Deeply Distracted
Today I feel like I am in the rapids in a boat. I am holding the paddle but I’m just bouncing and slamming against the rocks as I race down the river towards the unseen; not scared just anxious. I am wondering what is around the bend? Have you ever felt that way? Like your … More Turbulent
Cutting someone off in traffic. Flipping them the bird. Making an offhanded remark. Criticizing. Demeaning someone. Talking badly behind their back. Standing them up. Giving them a dirty look. Making them feel excluded. Calling them a name. Gossiping. Bullying. Emotional abuse. Taking your anger out on someone else. Hurting people, hurt people. I agree with … More Choosing Kindness
It is that time of year again! The holidays are right around the corner and you can feel it in the air. I love this time of year, Christmas is my favorite holiday and always has been. I love the feeling in the air, the magic of the lights and giving gifts. I love the … More 5 Tips for a Happy Holiday Season
Oh snap! Have I really managed to hold back my knight in shining armor? Have I subconsciously demeaned my champion by undermining his protection? OK, so it was recommended to me to read ‘Wild At Heart’ by John Eldredge. Now, I have to admit, the relationship books that I have read over the last few … More Release The Knight!