Thoughts on Travel

I have traveled some. Most of my travels have been by car with my family. Some of it has been overseas with my family (both pre and post marriage). I have traveled on an extreme budget (think pb&j for days and sleeping in a rental car) and I have traveled in style (think resort on…

Writers Block

I admit it. I have had a terrible case of writers block…also knows as…busyness. Since you last heard from me my days are filled. They’re filled with …interruptions! This is why I haven’t written. I can’t finish a sentence without an interruption. The last time I wrote I surprised you with a dramatic teaser. Then…

Happy Mother’s Day

As a mother, I’d like to propose a toast…to the children. Here’s to the children…who put up with us mothers. There shouldn’t be a day for mothers. But since there is (and one for fathers too) there should also be a day for you. I’m sorry about that. Here’s to you, kids… for trusting us…

Exciting News: Coming Soon

I can’t spill the beans just yet. Be sure to watch for exciting things happening here on the blog and elsewhere. It will be BOLD! Dramatic! You don’t want to miss this! Stay tuned!  

Find Your Strengths

I did. My top 5 won’t surprise you if you know me. My #1 strength? Harmony! My #2? Responsibility. My #3. Restorative. My #4. Learner. My #5 strength is Positivity. People who are especially talented in the Harmony theme look for consensus. They don’t enjoy conflict; rather, they seek areas of agreement. No surprises so…

Mariposa Sedona

I highly recommend this restaurant! On a scale from 1 to 10 the ambiance is a 10 1/2 or more. the building itself is a work of art. The views are spectacular. Every seat is oriented for a great view. The service is fantastic. Everyone was courteous and professional. The food is heavenly. I had…

Royal Palms Resort & Alvorada Spa

I just spent two and a half glorious days relaxing at the Royal Palms Resort in Phoenix. I was impressed especially by the ambiance. Every nook and cranny was a photo op! The service, hospitality, and cleanliness were all first rate. The food at T. Cooks rivaled every other high-end restaurant I’ve enjoyed. They served…

The Importance of Being Friends

Proverbs 18:24 “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 17:17 “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.” Are you sensing a theme? I am. Friendship is better than kinship. I hear you…

I’ts Never About the Lemons

Today I heard a story. It has an important lesson. A 16 year old female server in a retirement home dining room remembers how each table was occupied by the same people night after night. Some tables were occupied by couples. One table sat 3 couples. They chose to eat together every evening. One table…

Control Freak

I just took a shower. TMI? While in there I had this overwhelming desire to scrub it clean using all the elbow grease I could muster! If you’re thinking, “Wow! Her shower must be pretty dirty.” You’d be right. It was dirty. But that isn’t the reason for my desire to clean it. I wanted…

Comfort Seeker

I don’t want to be comfortable. I want to be comfortable. Am I bipolar? No. (I just Googled the signs and symptoms.) I am not bipolar. Nor am I just conflicted. I fall somewhere in the realm of normal – I think. I don’t want to be comfortable. I don’t want to stay where I…

Mark 5

This morning I read Mark chapter 5 in the Bible. In it I found comfort and peace. I almost always do when I read that book. I read three stories about Jesus while he was here on this earth. He’s in heaven at the right hand of the Father now. While Jesus was here he…