Happy 4th – One Day Late

I wrote this post yesterday morning and yet I did not publish it because the festivities of the day happily grabbed my attention…so…happy 4th – one day late!

July 4th.  My husband rose at 4:45 a.m. this morning to reserve a picnic table at our favorite river park, the Island.  Victor has done this for our family and friends since we moved to our home nearly 16 years ago…a blessing.  The 4th is a day of celebration we both feel is worth the effort and preparation it takes to create a space to enjoy fellowship and fun.

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Celebrating Bigger Adventures

Last Thursday, our daughter Tori graduated from high school and we have been celebrating!

For the weeks and days leading up to to her graduation, my husband and I gathered with friends and family to attend last performances and banquets honoring senior students. Continue reading “Celebrating Bigger Adventures”


It has been a month since I published my last post, Even Age Old Oaks Fall.  I shared with my life coach and a friend (my PATIENT encouragers) how often I write posts and then hit the delete button.  I have made a decision since speaking with them that I will no longer be trashing my heart musings.

Because I am owning my desire to write, no matter what happens.

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Even Age Old Oaks Fall

I love walking the hills in our neighborhood for exercise.  It is often on my walks that I breathe deeply and give attention to my heart as I slowly climb the steep hills on my way up and resist the pull to hurry on my way down. Being intentional to go slow allows my
body the freedom to avoid the danger of a fall on concrete. This morning was no exception. Continue reading “Even Age Old Oaks Fall”

“See You Down the Road”

I was shocked by the tears that burned my eyes.  It seemed a simple task to check my calendar for a possible date, however, when I took a look at the proposed month I noticed I had jotted a ministry event that is no longer in my future plans. Continue reading ““See You Down the Road””

Something about that name

I am a woman of deep conviction

Named ‘too sensitive’ by my dad in the face of death and negative experiences, my feelings were an unwelcomed disruption to the ‘house of denial’ I was raised in.  Responses to painful crises (or flat out silence) left me feeling crazy. Continue reading “Something about that name”

This is Not a Roll of the Dice

I don’t know why today, but I am choosing to write my first blog.

The reason is not important but rather the freedom I feel to write from my heart and share all of who I am and what I believe. Fearless was the word given to me by my heart friend this year…It feels fitting in this moment. Continue reading “This is Not a Roll of the Dice”