First, this is not a political post or commentary. That would be breaking one of my Daddy's major rules for life--do not talk about politics in general company. If you know me at all, you know I try not to ever disappoint my Daddy--or my Mama for that matter--even still. I try to give them… Continue reading The Sign on the Path Oft Taken
It was overcast and rainy today. So we stayed in like you do. With even a couple of times venturing outside, things still got a little wacky today. Folks were grumpy. I might have overreacted to spilled water. The dog barked way too much at the cat outside and anytime someone made a sudden move.… Continue reading Behind Closed Doors
I happened upon a Steve Harvey video on YouTube that was more serious than most I'd seen of his. (Yes, watching those have become a sanity-feeding thing. I don't question it if it works.) I watched it, and the title said it all--"You Can't Watch This Without Getting Emotional." Absolutely right. I got emotional. And… Continue reading When Cable is a Necessity
there is brokenness in the world and each morning seems to bring more stories, more news of violence, crime, heartbreak, racism, hatred, bullying, judging, loss stories that have the ones who hear them with their hearts and souls weeping and wondering if the world will ever be set to right again and yet… Continue reading radiance of tomorrow
I stand cloaked in the words that threaten to envelop me if I do not give them breath and life and still I stand hesitant unsure of the tempest that will come if they are given voice for though I love the rain, the storm both frightens and thrills me, I seek shelter… Continue reading the extinguished light
Oh such a lovely day. Absolutely shimmering with love and light, much like the fire I'm sitting by right now. In much the same way as the sunlight danced on the water at the fishing pond this afternoon. And just like the candles that lit the lovely old room where we shared stories and celebrated… Continue reading My Christmas Wish…..
Today I sat next to my friend as she told me how discouraged she was. She is in school and taking care of her family and other people, and she's doing an amazing job at all of that--I have no idea how. She's just that determined and amazing. As she is so busy her time… Continue reading Throw Your Arms Around the World
I've been fascinated with the journey of the "Humans of New York" photographer. From Europe to Africa to Asia.....the stories of the people he comes across in his journey have made me laugh, cry, and fall to my knees in thanksgiving. Sometimes I forget how good I have it. Brandon's photos and stories often remind… Continue reading We Can Do Better…..
Today went pretty well, despite its little quirks here and there. Then this afternoon, I guess someone flipped a switch, and I was ill. As a hornet. I've spent the week with things and situations weighing on my heart and making me sad, and this afternoon, I got mad. Mad that there are children and… Continue reading Looking for the Great–Shaker’s Story