Yesterday, I was struck by an odd sensational.   While at an interview for my column, I was perusing the home while chatting with the homeowner.   As a sophisticated woman, she exuded success.    Countless accomplishments are displayed and her worldly experiences she shared were fascinating.   I was quickly caught up in the… Continue reading Substance


As I go through my day, I am inundated with noise.   The outside influences of the passing traffic, honking horns, and abrupt garbage collection.   My home is equally as loud with barking dogs, teenage boys whose voices have no volume control and a barrage of ringing and dinging from my cell phone.  … Continue reading Silence


I have had some time to reflect on the events over the last few weeks.  It has allowed me to shift my focus and realize that life forces us to make difficult decisions and encourages us to proceed with a heart full of trust.  Things happen, situations unfold, and I can be plagued with obstacles.… Continue reading Unstoppable

God’s Grace

This is has been an extremely long week filled with a lot of raw emotions.   My brother-in-law, who is 49, had a stroke and my husband, who has many health issues, has been struggling with pneumonia.  These two situations alone has caused me to pause and truly reflect on the miracle of how God… Continue reading God’s Grace


Of course, as a writer of love words.  I love the sound they make, the meaning behind them, and the impact they have on people.    Unfortunately, being mindful of the impact is important.   Too many times, we say hurtful, manipulative, or unnecessary things that create a wedge.    Many times we don’t mean… Continue reading Words