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 →

Ctrl – Alt – LET GO

I understand on a rational level that I can not control everything around me. But does that make it any easier to sit calmly and quietly, waiting for life to simply unfold on it's own time? NO, it absolutely does NOT. As a self-admitted control freak I realize that my impatience and frustration are often... Continue Reading →

Motivation

Motivation is defined as "the reason one has for acting or behaving in a certain way" and "the general desire or willingness of someone to do something". (Oxford) What motivates you? Our motivations are vast and varied, different from and yet similar to each person. They're typically pretty simple at their base level, not complicated... Continue Reading →

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