The Things that Matter are the Things that have a Story

Meet Rock. Rock is a little black piece of compressed grains and minerals.  When you look at Rock, you see…. a rock.  Maybe you see a stone, a pebble or perhaps a little boulder.  Something you would walk on, step over, maybe try skipping on top of a lake.  Rock has no value to you Read more about The Things that Matter are the Things that have a Story[…]

Hello 2020, What’s your One-Word?

It’s time again.  Another year, another word.  Hello 2020. Last year I shared my philosophy on resolutions. They don’t work for me.  I stopped making them because it didn’t make sense-why set myself up to fail? I decided to try something different and embrace a simple phrase or chose one word to lead me into the Read more about Hello 2020, What’s your One-Word?[…]

Parenting Teenagers Means Finding Hope in Little Moments

As parents, we never know. We don’t know if we are doing our job correctly as a parent–raising responsible and kind young people to gift to the world when we launch them into adulthood. We don’t know if our kids feel connected to us, that we have done enough to be bonded to them or Read more about Parenting Teenagers Means Finding Hope in Little Moments[…]

Her Brain Might Forget This Day But I Know Her Heart Won’t

My mom is in a hard season of life. Her memory is no longer what it used to be. She knows what is happening and it’s hard for her.  A retired schoolteacher and principal, she’s a smart and well-read lady.  She forever thirsted for more knowledge and always wanted to learn the latest and greatest Read more about Her Brain Might Forget This Day But I Know Her Heart Won’t[…]

Growing Up, One Last at a Time

“At some point in your childhood, you and your friends went outside to play together for the last time, and nobody knew it”. My oldest son grew up with friends like the boys from the movie “The Sandlot”.  They started kindergarten together and they were a force to reckon with.  God bless their elementary school Read more about Growing Up, One Last at a Time[…]