Contentment & Puppies

My family has gone puppy-crazy. If you’ve been following the blog, you know that in February, my parents’ beloved standard poodle, Quigley, died. He was such a joy to the whole extended family, but especially to my parents. A couple of weeks ago, the decision was made that it was time for them to get... Continue Reading →

The Story Isn’t Over

There were times when I looked at my life and could only see a series of disappointments. The life I wanted bore no resemblance to the life I had, and the sting of failure and rejection weighed me down. As a writer and storyteller, I had imagined my life to be a grand love story.... Continue Reading →

Viral Pandemonium

Life has become. . .strange. It feels like 9/11 colliding with Black Friday. The panic that has been building over the past couple of weeks, was offset by the fact that each day was still bringing life as usual. The topics of conversation at work included speculation about the sudden hoarding of toilet paper. The... Continue Reading →

Gloom-Colored Glasses

I’m not unhappy; I’m introspective. Last week’s trip down Memory Lane seems to have left the wrong impression. I wasn’t feeling sad after my reunion, I just didn’t explain things well enough. I enjoyed seeing friends and classmates and the place I used to live. I am just not a person who can come and... Continue Reading →

‘Boat Driver’ For The Lord

For four years, I was trained in navigation, ship handling, and leadership. Then I was sent out to be a deck watch officer on a Coast Guard medium endurance cutter. In less than a year, I was done. I was transferred off, having failed to meet the objectives of my training. This past Sunday, my... Continue Reading →

HE Sees me!

After I posted last week’s blog, I began to realize how far my focus had shifted from what was important. One of the things I strive to remember, as a single woman, is that my identity is not one who is overlooked by men, but one who is chosen by God. It is right there... Continue Reading →

Whirlwind Season

The whirlwind of life has stuck it’s finger down into my brain and swirled up my mind. This week, I have been full of excitement and nervous energy, and I can hardly think straight. It is difficult to focus on my Bible reading or to keep my train of thought when praying. At work, the... Continue Reading →

The Positive Pessimist

Some see the glass as half-empty and others see it as half-full. Both are correct, so I am not sure that this idiom is really an indication of a person’s outlook. In my view, it is less about the current level of water in the glass, and more about how concerned a person is with... Continue Reading →

Where There’s A Will

I heard someone say recently, that when he is asked for advice about life, he tells the person to do the thing that they don’t want to do. His premise is that the thing we don’t want to do is usually the right thing to do. It’s an astute observation of our sinful race. The right... Continue Reading →

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