Have you ever been in a group of ladies (or men) that are faith family - Christian brothers and sisters - but that you would consider "new friends"? Like you have an immediate bond with them, already love them, but don't really "know them, know them"? I would imagine many of us have been or… Continue reading Where Do I Start?
I remember one time as a teenager...joy riding as a 16 yo with my best girlfriend (Lori) and two-18 yr old boys (Jimmy & whats his name???), in a truck, in the woods, looking for trouble. Out where we shouldn't have been, our parents wouldn't have approved, and likely had we gotten caught would've had… Continue reading Ever Been Stuck?
One day last week, I walked out my front door which I rarely do. Not even sure what prompted it, but glad it happened. I walked out the door onto the front porch and as I grabbed the doorknob to pull it shut, I felt something. Looking closer, it was what I call a "doorknocker".… Continue reading Ordering $5 Starbucks, Day After My Gas was Disconnected
Hard to believe...but a few short years ago my mantle was FULL overflowing with Christmas cards from friends and family. So many glittery pictures of sparkling eyes, dressed up in various versions of Christmas colors, with smiles-a-plenty, complete with well wishes for a merry season and joyful new year! This has been true for as far… Continue reading The Year No Christmas Cards Came
Recently, I was given a challenge by an amazing, Godly woman. A woman whom I revere and admire. A woman who admittedly is not perfect, but a strong believer, compassionate, and truth speaker. Kindness is her MO but she never skirts the truth or accepts bad behavior. Turning a blind eye is simply against her… Continue reading 40 Day “ME” Challenge
WOW!! What a response. I am in shock and awe, completely humbled and overwhelmingly grateful for the outpouring of love, encouragement and "virtual thumbs up" I've received last week since my post about me being newly divorced. WOW...THANK YOU!!! My prediction of it being the most read article was spot on and far surpassed my… Continue reading 10 Things I Learned After My Divorce Post
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