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9 Lessons Learned From Hallmark Christmas Movies

1- People who live in the Big City are successful but lonely. Big City folk are so good at what they do that they don’t need human contact. They work long days, then walk the bustling streets, to end the day at a bar or fancy restaurant, surrounded but alone. The owner/bartender/server knows them, but […]

When Your Brain is Making You Loose Your Mind

  The world has become so noisy. And all the noise has one goal, divide so it can conquer. It seems everything is a line a sand, a reason for division and anger. It tells you to choose a side, pick a cause; says you can’t love that without hating this; can’t love our country […]

Love: Like Walking A Tightrope In A Thunderstorm

If this life is a balancing act, then love is like walking a tightrope in a thunderstorm while juggling hungry monkeys. 1 corinthians 13:4-8, The Love Chapter. We’ve heard it read at weddings and funerals. Those 4 short verses give us a staggering target. However, if we distill it down to an easy to follow […]

Storms and Drought, Braving Both

We humans try to make peace with the storm by saying it made us strong. We romanticize it, marvel at it and give it credit for who we are today. I have a different viewpoint. Storms show the strength of your roots. You may be a pretty, flowering tree above the surface but if your root […]

That Person in the Mirror? Amazing! And You Know It

Remember when you thought you were awesome? When you believed you were loved because you were lovable? Remember when you thought you had something to offer? When you had dreams and plans and a drive to change the world? This picture of my granddaughter speaks so clearly to this. She is obviously very pleased with […]

How to Wear Your Crown and Work That Thing

Several years ago, I dreamed I was in a huge auditorium filled with women. They were every age, race, size, shape, and color imaginable. The beauty of the scene was staggering. I stood at a table watching. As women passed by some stopped and spoke to me, some I reached out to or called over. […]

The Day Truth Blew the Lies All To Hell

I will never forget the day, years ago, when I finally let myself admit our ‘church’ had eroded into a cult with all the control and manipulation that word implies. It is the day when I turned to my husband and said, “We have to get out of there.” Scott looked back at me. “I […]

Scars Of A Cult Left Behind

I just stepped off the stage from sharing, for the first time, my story of recovery from the abuse and effects of a cult. I had never been this honest with this many people and I felt very exposed. I was glad it was over. After, while in a restroom stall, I heard two women […]

The Girl Who Was Meant To Fly part 1

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who knew she was born to fly. She felt the wind calling her, lifting her heart and soul but couldn’t get her feet off the ground. One day she whispered to her mother as she stood tall in the grass and spread her arms into the […]

The Little Girl Who Was Meant to Fly part 2

Once upon a time, there was a girl who dreamed someday she would fly. She turned her face into the wind and let her thoughts drift. She felt her heart lift up into the sky in spite of her Earth-bound body. One day, with her eyes closed, feeling the sun and the wind, she said […]