All about Perspective

As we decorated our little Christmas tree last weekend and tried to get into the holiday spirit, I finally allowed myself to indulge in a moment of grief and disappointment. I let the tears flow and spoke aloud all of the ways that things are simply NOT OK right now. The house didn't sell so... Continue Reading →

What is Age, Anyway?

When I woke up this morning and climbed out of bed the aching pain in my lower back stopped me from standing up straight so instead I hobbled into the bathroom. As I stood stooped over the sink washing my the sleep from my face I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and... Continue Reading →

The Scariest Night

It was a completely normal night in 2001, nothing out of the ordinary at all. I had recently moved into a new home in a gated community in north Phoenix, a 2-story house with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a small fenced in backyard. This was a weeknight and I was home all alone, my... Continue Reading →

My plan vs. God’s Plan

When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.Isaiah 43:2 So, our home still hasn't sold. If you've been following our progress at all, you'll know that it's been listed for two months now and other than one lowball offer early on, we've had no others. We've lowered the price $15,000 and we... Continue Reading →

Busy is a 4-letter word

I'm sitting with a small group of women, close friends catching up on what we've all been up to recently. As we each take our turn going over what is happening in our lives the common theme is that everyone is overwhelmingly busy and being tugged in a million directions, so busy fulfilling our obligations... Continue Reading →

Love Like a Dog

My mom surprised me with my first pet dog when I was five years old.  She was a little fluffy white ball of fur and energy named Charlie and I loved her immediately.  I spent every spare moment with her and she was patient and loving while I dressed her in my doll’s clothes and... Continue Reading →

Not So Great Expectations

We all have certain expectations for our lives, strong ideas about what should and will happen to and for us. We base our expectations on our past experiences, our hopes and dreams, our desire to impress each other, what we see in movies, and any number of other ideas and influences. But do you ever... Continue Reading →

Our First Trip to Philly

This past weekend Ron and I visited our daughter, Ciara and her husband, Paul in Philadelphia! They moved to Philly a few months ago and now that they're finally all settled in, we jumped at the chance to check out their new city and apartment, to meet our new grand-kitty, Sweetie and most importantly to... Continue Reading →

Your Own Path

Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?Charles Bukowski I'm a firm believer that the words "should" and "supposed to" have no place in our vocabulary when thinking about our own lives. When we're concerned about what the world expects from us instead of what we want for... Continue Reading →

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