I love the new Gillette commercial, the one calling men to hold each other accountable, because in less than two minutes it addresses bullying, sexual harassment, accountability, and healthy role models. It states "We believe in the best of men" and ends with a father walking with his son and the dad breaks up a … Continue reading That damn Gillette commercial
Our friends just brought home a darling little girl they adopted from Colombia. I saw the photos from the celebratory homecoming at the airport with their family and closest friends and I was moved by what I saw. Almost three weeks away from home, just shy of a month separated from their older children, and … Continue reading Adoption
A couple of weeks ago when we were up to our calves in gifts and all sorts of Christmas baubles, I had a thought: I have too much crap and I need to get rid of it. Not very holiday-spirited, but I was feeling a bit closed in. The stuffed snowmen on my mantel stared … Continue reading Letting go
I stared at the page on my computer screen, unable to write a word. Self-doubt paralyzed me as I attempted to fill out an application for a job a friend told me about. She said I'd be perfect for the position and could fit easily into the work culture at this company. I was thrilled … Continue reading Am I enough?
I'm usually not one to say a person has to do anything every day, except brush your teeth, but as I get older, I see the value in doing the following three things and if you do them daily, they will change your life. You'll feel more joy, more love, and more connection. First, wake … Continue reading Being a light
I forgot I was supposed to write a blog today because I'm so focused on rewriting my manuscript. It's one of those days, and it might be one of those months. I don't know, I just want to get through it without having to properly apologize to too many people. 😉 So, the photo above … Continue reading My favorite things
My father was sick for many years with COPD and emphysema. We all knew he would pass on before my mother, unless of course she had a tragic accident or an unexpected illness. Thankfully neither of those happened, and sadly, my dad died on February 28, 2015. Before he passed, I always believed it was … Continue reading What do men have to do with it?
The first sign of paranormal activity in our new home was a foul smell. It smelled like decaying food and was relegated to one part of the house; my 9-year-old son’s bedroom closet. A ghost was not my first guess as the source of this odor. I ransacked his room, emptying lunch sacks, backpacks from prior school years, … Continue reading The Ghost of Gibraltar
For many years I've been on a frightening journey of faith. I say frightening because I stumbled into the land of doubt and uncertainty and wondered if the God I was raised to believe in could love me even though I had serious questions about this Christian faith I was told was the only path … Continue reading Who is God, really?
Years ago, after selling our home and waiting for the new home to be built, we rented a house that used to be an old barn. In renovating, the owners preserved the charm of the barn on the outside as well as the inside of the house. They kept the old wooden rafters, wood floors, and … Continue reading Trick or treat