An Unusual Blessing For A New Year

Happy New Year! I'm feeling a little out of sorts as this new year dawns. I spent a quiet evening at home trying to get through am awful chest cold. My girls and their respective families spent the evening in their own homes as well. We are NEVER apart for this holiday. This year we … Continue reading An Unusual Blessing For A New Year

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All Gone

All gone. Those were the words of finality that were expressed today at the loss of my daughter's new pregnancy. This would have been her and her husband's third child. This would have been Babyman and Dr. Evil's new sibling. This would have been my sixth grandbaby. It won't be though, because ... well I don't … Continue reading All Gone

The Lost Package of Maturity

Have you ever had a package get lost? I have. Today. My package was not on my front porch, even though UPS and Amazon said it was. I got frustrated and I felt a little crazy. I looked everywhere they've ever left a package. Nothing. I called 1-800-PICK-UPS. I had to talk to a faux … Continue reading The Lost Package of Maturity

Rainbow Platitudes

Not every storm produces a rainbow. Not every rain shower yeilds flowers.  Sometimes it just rains.  Storms come. Floods happen. Rain falls. That's life.  Too often we settle for platitudes when we should acknowledge and accept that crap happened. We can learn and grow, or we can keep passing off Pinterest quotes and out of … Continue reading Rainbow Platitudes

Three Little Birds … In My Garage

Do you believe in signs? Do you believe God talks to us, sending little or maybe not so little messages? I do. I do because it has happened a lot in my lifetime. Tonight I came home, opened my garage door, and pulled my van in just like normal. Tonight though, there was a bird … Continue reading Three Little Birds … In My Garage

This Too Shall Pass

Recently I was watching Talking with Chris Hardwick (AMC and The Nerdist Podcast) with Michelle Monaghan as the guest. She shared a story about how Kevin Bacon had once told her "this too shall pass" during a conversation in which she was talking about something good in her life. Now I grew up in church … Continue reading This Too Shall Pass

The Problem with Rearview Mirrors

I heard a speaker* say 2 different things tonight that I cannot shake. You can only get so far looking at the problem. There is so much truth in this statement. Years ago I was playing Donkey Kong Country on Nintendo, and occasionally I would hit a snag that I simply could not figure out. … Continue reading The Problem with Rearview Mirrors

Trampoline O’ Success

Sometimes I feel like a trampoline. Because of who I am, people regularly "leap" from my support straight into their success. I do not think this is a bad thing, per se, but it often leaves me wondering "where is my trampoline o' success?" or at the very least "where is the credit for catapulting them forward?". Oh that … Continue reading Trampoline O’ Success