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…

Why Shakeology?

Have you ever seen the movie “Unbreakable”? It’s about a super hero and his nemesis. At first the hero doesn’t realize he’s super. In fact he’s surprised when he is the lone survivor of a train wreck. Then he realizes he’s really strong and healthy. One night wakes his wife and asks, “Have I ever…

Popularity Contest

Life is not a popularity contest. In my youth I refused to believe this was true. Still, sometimes, I struggle to believe it. I mean, Facebook isn’t a popularity contest? Really?! How many likes did you get on your last post? Because I got, like, 20! And that’s only because I restrict myself to 150…

Two Kinds

There are two kinds of mothers. I don’t know which is the best kind. I do know that every child’s mother was chosen for them by God. Therefore, every child has the perfect mother for them. So it must  be that both kinds are “best”. The “baby lovers” are perfectly at home in the baby…

Accountability

Let the horrified screams begin! “Accountability” is a dirty word for some people. Personally, I love the word. I live that word. Peer pressure in itself is a good thing. It is quite honestly our main motivator. Think of any  major area in your life. Did you ever feel pressure to “measure up”? If the…

Fear Factor

“Apparently fear isn’t a factor for you.” Anyone remember this line from the popular TV show Fear Factor? The word apparently is revealing. It may seem as though this person is fearless but the fact is everyone experiences fear. Some more than others. Me more than many – or so it seemed until I joined Beachbody…

Tea

I drink tea. I drink it almost daily. I have for years. I drink it alone and with others. I drink it with or without accouterments. I could write a book about tea but it would resemble “Sam I Am” more than “Tea: A Concise History”. So I will let this blog suffice. I learned…