I’d awakened earlier than normal and I’d crept downstairs to start the coffee. Without the bright Arizona sunrise lighting my house I was a little disoriented. So I sat on my sofa while Mr. Coffee sputtered and spit black gold into the glass carafe. The day ahead of me was packed with unusual and time-consuming activities. Usually a creature of… Read More
When You’d Rather Be With, But You’re Alone Instead
I’m a with kind of girl. I like eating lunch with a friend, watching a movie with my husband, hiking with a buddy, traveling with my family, working with a team. With. Avec. Con. In any language with is a rather plain word with a beautiful ring to it. With implies shared insights, teamwork, lightened loads, multiplied laughter, skin on skin, out loud conversations and… Read More
Let’s Get Out of the Comparison Trap
As I walked out of my hotel room that day, I remember feeling satisfied with my appearance. I had chosen a comfortable, but stylish outfit that seemed fitting for the occasion and flattering on me. I had taken a little extra time with my makeup and gotten every hair in place before lightly spraying it. And a new necklace and… Read More
Can We Hear What You Heard?
“Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops.” (Matthew 10:27) Some things just aren’t to be repeated. And we’ve all gotten in trouble at some point for sharing something, perhaps even innocently, and realizing later we never should have passed on to another what we heard… Read More
Is Your Path a Little More Narrow Today?
When I was in middle school I joined the Science Club just so I could go on a spelunking trip to Cumberland Caverns in Tennessee. We began our journey into this large cave by entering a little opening in the side of the mountain. Immediately enveloped in darkness, we had no other source of light than the flashlights we carried. The… Read More
The God of Scaredy Cats Like Me
I’m not one for forging my own path. My husband is all for abandoning the hiking trail and traipsing off through the woods. Me, not so much. In fact, I’m the kind who will refuse to do so, even if there’s something “bright blue and shiny…let’s go see!” For that matter, I don’t even like being the one who leads… Read More