“Mawage, dat bwess-ed awaingement, a dweam wif-in a dweam….wuv, twooo wuuuv, wiw fowow you fo-evahhhh….” If you ever watched the movie The Princess Bride, you have immediately been taken back to the movie about romance, pirates and “true love.” My daughter just got engaged! In her words – level 2. Funny how the last 2 […]
These words “Braver than you Believe, Stronger than you Feel, Smarter than you Think” are on a bracelet that my sister gave me. She gave them to all of her tribe who prayed her son through cancer. She said that it taught her that through Christ, and those with His Holy Spirit who intercede for […]
My betta fish died. To most who hear that, they immediately hear a toilet flush in their head and they move on. I’m sad. Kids get me. I’ve heard about family funerals for pet fish who died. I buried Yukon in a cute box under my roses. There is sadness in loss, even little ones. […]
Waiting. Not fun for anyone. Whether it is waiting for something great, or something less than ideal, or something that you have no idea on which side of the line it will fall…waiting is hard. My most recent waiting game was at a football game. With 32 seconds left in the second quarter, just before […]
I have some amazing memories of my childhood. As a swimmer, many of those memories revolve around the swimming pool, meets, my teammates or my family headed to practice or meets. My brother and I swam together, and my mom carted us all around the southeast. She would run laps in the parking lot while […]
This week I attended a funeral/celebration of life of a dear friend of my family. Oddly, I spoke to several friends in the last couple of days who were also going to funerals this week. However tragic or expected death is, it happens for everyone. None of us escape this world alive. So what do […]
There is an old commercial where people are going about their daily lives and the stressors of the day, (work, bills, family urgencies, vehicle problems, inclement weather, etc.) all mount on top of one another until the noise and chaos bring the person to a breaking point, and they yell “Calgon, take me away!” The […]
You be you. I have heard this phrase 3 times just today. I sort of used that fact as an affirmation of what to write about. But what does “you be you” really mean? In today’s culture, these 3 words are used as both permission and an encouragement to live in any way that expresses […]
Enjoying music, sporting events, ocean sounds, mountain vistas, fireworks, for me, is a beautiful pastime. For me, however, experiencing any of those things LIVE and in person, takes it to the next level. There is nothing better than experiencing joyful things in a multi-sensory way. The sounds, the smells, the emotions, the companionship, perhaps the […]
I love baseball. It hasn’t always been that way. When I was younger, I would make myself scarce when my dad would put it on tv because it seemed like the longest way to spend 3ish hours. Golf was in that same category. Then I met a man who loves the game and had a […]
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