You Get One Chance to Offer Your First Response

Feb. 20, 2020 by

One chance. We get one chance to offer our first response. One chance to listen well. One first impression, one last day, one opportunity to love in how we react. I’ve heard that even though a person might not remember

Weasel Words Hurt More Than Help – Dump ‘em and Speak Truth

Weasel Words Hurt More Than Help – Dump ‘em and Speak Truth

Jun. 16, 2016 by

Weasel Word – A word used in order to avoid being clear or direct. (Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary) So close. I’ve been telling folks I’ve completed my second novel in the Balustrade series. I just have to weed out some weasel

Truth – The Honest Warrior Still Stands

Truth – The Honest Warrior Still Stands

May. 5, 2016 by

The truth is supposed to set you free, but sometimes that’s hard to see when you’re in the middle of the darkness wondering how things will ever get better. I’m sitting in the hospital as I type. No sleep, so

An Expert Blog Post for other Experts

An Expert Blog Post for other Experts

Feb. 25, 2016 by

Perhaps being an expert starts with honesty. I’ve been having trouble coming up with something important to share with you this week, so I’m going to opt for letting you in on a little secret. I really want to be

7 Things Love Won’t Ask You to Do

7 Things Love Won’t Ask You to Do

Mar. 9, 2014 by

  Love is patient and kind and keeps no record of wrongs, and sometimes in our broken and messed up world what we think is love is actually not. Lust, greed, insecurity, and power can masquerade as love and cause

A Book Study Guide Sneak Peak

A Book Study Guide Sneak Peak

Nov. 21, 2013 by

  I’ve been working on the Balustrade book study guide for…well…a very long time now. Not that I’ve been writing and revising all of that time. It just always seems like something else edges it out. I think part of

I Was Naked, and I Clothed You

I Was Naked, and I Clothed You

Jun. 3, 2013 by

Making mistakes is never pretty. As a matter of fact, it can be downright embarrassing, but it doesn’t have to be a total loss. My husband has taken “giving the shirt off your back” to an entirely new level. (I

Behind the Silence

Behind the Silence

Jun. 2, 2013 by

Sometimes things aren’t what they seem. Sometimes the person standing off to the side wants desperately to be included, and sometimes the class clown would like to NOT have to make anyone smile. And sometimes when someone says they’re fine,

A Little Honesty

A Little Honesty

May. 16, 2013 by

I haven’t been feeling like I have much to say, lately. Usually when I don’t have something to say, my policy is to keep my mouth shut (and my typing fingers still), but since I write a blog, and I’ve

Word of the Week—YOLO

Word of the Week—YOLO

Nov. 26, 2012 by

You Only Live Once I hesitated to make “Yolo” the word of the week. It jumped the shark a while back and isn’t “in” anymore, but I thought it might be interesting to unpack an idea that really wasn’t new to

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