Get Real Series, Lessons Learned, Self-Help

Pity Party Invitations are in the Mail

Commiserate - to express or feel sympathy or pity; sympathize. When we are sad, grieving, discouraged, lonely, or feeling beat down, sometimes it feels good to share stories with someone who has been through something similar. Someone who "gets it". Perhaps someone who is sympathetic towards us and our situation. There's nothing wrong with that.… Continue reading Pity Party Invitations are in the Mail

Broken, Get Real Series, Self-Help

Get OUT of the Valley – LITERALLY

In the dumps? Life been cruel to you lately? Facing a divorce? Living in the red all the time? Health failing? I hate to tell you friend...but while "this too shall pass" (that gets on my nerves, btw...I mean who in the history of EVA wants to hear that when they are in the middle of… Continue reading Get OUT of the Valley – LITERALLY

Get Real Series, Top 10

2018 – The Proposed Pattern & Practices

Today is the final blog post in my 4-part, 2018 New Year series. I've covered everything from The Process and  The Plan, while admitting The Potential Pitfalls and now The Proposed Pattern & Practices to put in place to help me pull it off. As I've shared, it's going to take work. Planned, diligent work… Continue reading 2018 – The Proposed Pattern & Practices

Confessions, Exposed Series, Get Real Series

Love at First Sight

Whether you believe in it or not, you have to admit this quote is pretty spot on... I found this quote connected to an Instagram post from an architect friend. He posts beautiful homes on his feed every day and attaches a fitting quote to the image. Having no knowledge of this "Lois McMaster Bujold", I… Continue reading Love at First Sight

Get Real Series, Lessons Learned, Top 10

All My Failures in 2017

Well, it's that time of year. Mostly the time that people reflect on all the things they have accomplished in the past 12 months. It's a great time to update your friends at a distance what all has been going on. Nothing wrong with fact, it's a great way to realize all that you… Continue reading All My Failures in 2017

Get Real Series, Lessons Learned

Sometimes There Are No Answers

2+2 will forever and always = 4. No matter the number of new ways that surface to teach the concept (and there are apparently several in the past decade, just ask your teacher friends) the answer will ALWAYS be the same. Consistent. Predictable. Secure. Always. Don't you wish everything in life was like that? Definite,… Continue reading Sometimes There Are No Answers

Biblical Truths, Get Real Series, Lessons Learned

Eclipses – Be The Light

The next post in the "Be the Light" series examines a recent phenomenon that most of us in these parts (south) experienced to some degree or another. The ECLIPSE! I'll admit it, I was not into all the hype, in fact, I was pretty much in denial about the whole thing. Instead, I was the… Continue reading Eclipses – Be The Light