If only.

I want a redo. Truly.  Sometimes I think back over my life and I would really love a chance to live parts of it over again, but differently.  I’ve lost friendships, said words I regret, been angry when love was what was needed, let my feet take me places I knew better than to go,… More

The sun in my eyes

This time of year, as the temperatures rise earlier in the day, getting some walking in means, I need to go early.  So, I don my walking shoes and head out as the sun is coming up!  (Go ahead, call me crazy…. I already know!)  It is still crisp and cool then, and there’s very… More

Spiritual Amnesia

I have this dog. He is a mixed breed of some kind.  He’s pretty aggressive and has a big bark.  He’s the kind of dog that makes me feel safe when I am home alone.  He’s the kind of dog that we don’t allow kids to pet when we’re out walking, just to be safe. … More

On the other side of it

Last summer I went on a long-distance trip.  My hubby and I ventured to Colorado, and on to Indiana to see relatives.  It was a wonderful 17 days away from home exploring, hiking, driving across large parts of the country, and visiting family!  Neither of us had been to Colorado before, and I fell in… More

Dare to share

Have you ever felt like you were the only one that struggles with something?  Like what you are going through is unique to just you and no one else could understand?  Or maybe you’ve felt that even though others have been in a similar situation, they surely “handled it” better than you did?  Like they… More

A gentle whisper

Sometimes life is noisy, isn’t it?  There are often times when the noise of life is just plain loud.  Loud noise in life sounds like stressful situations; job loss, financial shortcomings, relationship struggles, issues with adult “children”, divorce, moving, trauma and so on.  Sometimes, the noise of life is all we can hear.  It’s easy… More

The Quiet Within

Once in a while, I come to a passage or a verse in scripture that, frankly, I just don’t like. The verses in 1 Peter chapter 3 are some of those very ones.  “Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes.  You should clothe yourselves, instead, with the… More


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Faith in action

As a warm weather girl, I always look forward to the spring and summer months.  Like many things in nature, I really “come alive” when the weather turns warmer.  And when it does, it’s time to get outdoors again! On a recent hiking venture, I came to a bridge.  This bridge was not long, but… More

Even if…

Time is a funny thing, isn’t it? One minute can seem so short, or so very long depending on what’s occurring within that minute.  If I am hugging my friend goodbye and she will be returning to her home far away, that one minute of hugs can pass so quickly.  But if I am anxiously… More


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