Outcome based choices. What is that? To be honest, I easily get confused with new concepts and this is one introduced to me a couple of years ago. It was in the context of spiritual life and we were challenged to think about our daily decisions in relation to what we hoped to achieve in …

It is four years ago that Dave and I began our best worst year. It was March 24, 2016 – that our lives turned upside down. March 25 brought a new normal. Dave was home and I wasn’t sure I liked it. Honestly, this was the most frightening thing I could have imagined. I didn’t …

Perhaps you are one of those struggling to maintain a calm exterior when inside, you are cracking. There is an oh so subtle shift away from the usual calmness you exude to a place of unfamiliarity; a place of shaking, dismay and anxiety. Perhaps the shaking and dismay is normal to you; the cracking begins …

Someone once said if you ever stop growing you are dying. I guess that’s true. Can you be at a standstill for long periods of time? Or does decay sneak in undetected and begin to break down the foundation of who we are? So a couple of weeks ago, I was with friends. Being an …

A few months ago, as I prepared to speak at a local Christian school, I had an ah-ha moment. As I pondered my own spiritual journey, I recognized that wounds from my past could be my excuse or my strength. Everyone experiences episodes that cause wounds. Interestingly, it is not the episode that causes long …

Happy 2020! Welcome to the new decade! In just a few short weeks, we will welcome our third granddaughter. She is the first best gift of this new year and I can’t wait to meet her. As I anticipate her arrival, my mind wanders around titles changed by her birth. She will be the first …

Advent Day 13: Read: Luke 13 In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the city of New Orleans with vengeance. Wreaking havoc and displacing thousands of people, activity in the city screeched to a halt. Chaos ensued. In the weeks that followed, there were many good people with good intentions who speculated why God allowed a hurricane …

Last week as I waited to be called back for an appointment, I browsed the magazines spread out on the coffee table in front of me. One in particular caught my attention, so I reached for it and quickly browsed several recipes, snapping photos of them to try later. Turning the page, a boxed quote …

I grab a cup of coffee, my favorite flannel blanket, light a candle and curl up on the chair in my office. This is my safe space where I ponder and reflect on all things related to living. I plan, I write, I meditate in this sacred space. To my left is a rustic cross …

Today we are getting the first real snow of the season. I admit, it isn’t really pretty yet. The snow is fine and wet, just beginning to cover the ground. The grass still peaks through and the concrete is warmer than the snow, so it melts off pretty fast. Today it isn’t giving me warm …