I hang out at a coffee shop a few times a month, writing and connecting with the community of coffee drinkers. It’s a fun, interactive place. There’s something about drinking a cup of coffee that lends itself to speaking...
They came out of a dark valley, a place of deep grief, tragedy, and heavy hearts.  Their life is marked by the battle of infertility.  The grief remains but joy has come—they are adopting a child.  They also know...
Imagine a day like no other.  Imagine a day which goes the way you had hoped.  Imagine a perfect day. Perfection.  What is it? We each have a different idea of perfection. Along the way we create illusions of what life has...
 We’ve become too busy.  Our schedules are packed with little room for much else to be added in.  It makes sense that it leads to a frantic-state as we try to control  what we are doing to prevent life...

Skewed

We know media is not always accurate and often skews the reality of situations.  But.  We, too, skew our own reality by seeing with our past experiences, emotions, and mindset.  The thing is . . . when we’re unable...

Progressive Condition

Discouragement is a progressive condition. Once discouraged, we tend to respond to life through the lens of negativity and worrisome “what if’s.” When we allow discouragement in, when it becomes our mindset, when it becomes our guide—we begin to...

Standstill

 An unexpected moment occurred not to long ago. An emergency of sorts changed the course of the following hours. Life can seem fragile when everything and anything changes in one moment. But. . . .  how we get through...

The Plan

A man, considered an icon, known throughout the world for his work with the poor and needy sat at the table.  We waited to hear what he had to say, ready to change, and experience, whatever was necessary to...

Flat Line

Faith gives confidence. We fight for our faith in this world. When we give into the struggle of faith, letting it go, we move towards doubt and begin to flat-line. We need to be strong in our belief in the...
There are people who we’re assigned to help.  Turns out not everything is about our own life.  Serving others—is crucial for living the best life.  The first thing we need to think is how can I serve this person or...