Upriver Without a Paddle

Upriver Without a Paddle

My brother and I live hundreds of miles apart, so it’s not often that we spend time together. A few weeks before the 4th of July holiday, he invited my husband and me to spend a few days with him and his wife at a cozy cabin. We pulled up pictures of the cabin and...
Divine Detour or Not?

Divine Detour or Not?

Last Sunday I received “notice” that I was the target of God’s Divine detour and to be honest, I wasn’t surprised. Decisions, decisions, decisions Just the day before I’d been working on exciting new developments for my business and...
The C Word

The C Word

Fifteen years ago I heard the words no one ever wants to hear. “You have Cancer.”   Even though I hadn’t reached the recommended age for mammograms they were an annual ritual for me.  Five years earlier I’d had a biopsy on a lump in my breast. ...

My Confession

My toes got stepped on last weekend, and it hurt. I heard a great talk about the things in our lives that cause deficits. Deficits of joy, finances, peace – the list could go on and on. The speaker suggested that the source of the deficits are uninvited guests...
The Source

The Source

We are dependent on well water – wonderful, fresh, delicious well water. Photo by Ethan Sykes on Unsplash When we first moved to our “home on the hill” about ten years ago I didn’t think about the implications of watering the lawn and doing...
Never give up

Never give up

Perhaps you can relate… the last year or so of my life has been full beyond measure. I’ve gone past the deadline for completing my book not once, but twice. I’ve had the extreme blessing of connecting with a group of wonderful women committed to...
It’s Time

It’s Time

Like many people, I set time aside at the beginning of the year to think through what this new year will bring. My time almost always involves a cup of coffee (or two,) my planner, colored pencils and nature. It’s a time to dream, hope and set goals. I very much...
An aha moment

An aha moment

Too often we don’t recognize or give ourselves credit for the progress we’ve made over time. This morning, as I was reflecting on what this year will bring, I had an aha moment. I was thinking about how I see myself and the labels that go along with those...