Taking a Risk, Making a Friend, and Expanding My World

Aug. 31, 2021 by

I pick up hitchhikers. I know, I know, it’s not safe. Believe me I’ve heard all about it. I’ve even had an experience or two that told me I wasn’t on the brightest side of things. But I have rules

the Guidelines

For the Good of the Novel Someone Needs to Speak Up

Apr. 29, 2021 by

“It’s about how the choices you make reflect who you are.  Set in a dystopian world that twists lies into something good, my novel takes you on a journey with three people whose struggle with the truth leaves each of

Adventure Lies on the Other Side of Yes

Mar. 30, 2021 by

Opportunities = Adventure We can shun the opportunities of life, or we can face them. When adventure peeks around the corner, we can walk toward it or turn the other way. Last week, I thought avoidance might be the best

A Lesson on Empathy Taught by a Bureaucratic Stranger

May. 14, 2020 by

I had a positive interaction with a stranger the other day. With all the social distancing, I’ve found myself not talking to strangers as much. It’s weird. It’s like I can’t even make eye contact. Overall, though, I’m typically nice

From Complaining to Joy in One Little Verse

Apr. 30, 2020 by

It’s time to stop complaining. As a warm spring rain accompanied by windy gusts graces my Thursday, I have already thought of three negatives about the rainy day.   It messes with my walking. My floors get muddy My dog,

If Only There Were Someone Who Could Give Us Hope

Apr. 23, 2020 by

Life keeps chipping away at my hope. This past week, I rushed forward when I should have hit pause. Someone requested an online job interview, and I jumped on it despite the feeling of something not being right. After the

Burn the Ships – Let Go of the Bad Stuff and Move On to Freedom

Feb. 27, 2020 by

I looked at my options and realized I needed to move on—to let it go. It wasn’t easy. It seems we often hold on thinking if we just give something a little bit longer, it will somehow get better. That’s

Bully score – 1; Freedom of Speech – 0

Jan. 29, 2020 by

I gave in to a bully. Standing up to bullies seems like an important thing to do, and I’m conflicted a little that I rolled over and complied. Yelling at the Bully Let me explain. If you read my post

Finding Freedom by Not Being Who You Thought You Were

Oct. 25, 2018 by

When you discover you’re not the person you thought you were you might get a little down. It’s okay. A bubble that big getting popped can stop a person. But only for a little while. After the shock wears off,

So Blessed – A Short Story about True Riches

Oct. 12, 2018 by

(Note from the author: I wrote this short story a few years ago and ran across it a few days ago. It struck a note in my heart as I’ve been struggling with the ambiguity found in the church. Blessed

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