Our Untrained Bulldog

  You’ve seen the videos of bulldogs surfing, riding a skateboard, or rolling down a hill. Mine does none of that. When Diesel was young, around 9 weeks old, I didn’t think he liked me. I obviously did not understand bulldogs because that unhappy look became the stern typical bulldog look. Of course, my husband reminds me … Continue reading Our Untrained Bulldog

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50 Years of Entwined Fingers

I brought my satchel of notes and planner with me. I had decided to turn a chair or two into office space as I sat in the waiting room in anticipation of a one-hour stay. An elderly couple caught my attention as they helped each other walk into the room. When they sat down, the husband placed his hat, which displayed bright … Continue reading 50 Years of Entwined Fingers

Living a Mindful Life

Diesel and I were secured in the dog park when I heard a little voice squeal with delight, "Look mom, a jumbo puppy!" He did not see a chunky wrinkle-faced bulldog, he saw a jumbo puppy! The tiny boy clung to the chain link fence with intent, with nothing short of delight in his eyes. … Continue reading Living a Mindful Life

The Single Pumpkin

I silently eased the window open. The world remained asleep in the muted morning light except for an occasional call from a bird. The fog had carried in cool air, filled with dampness in the river valley. As a child might do, I quietly planted myself on the soft carpet below the window. I imagined … Continue reading The Single Pumpkin

The Most Difficult Commandment To Obey

We cannot see it. We cannot touch it. We cannot taste it. Alas, we can feel it --- not with our fingertips, but through our spirit and deep into our soul. Love. A man of law challenged Jesus with a question. What is the greatest commandment? Jesus replied, "Love the Lord your God with all … Continue reading The Most Difficult Commandment To Obey

Get Out of the Clouds – Solidify Those Words

I walked through a large portion of my life with the desire to leave a soft spot for people to associate with. I, in person, was a landing-place. My high school year books, filled with student signatures, held a common theme, "Such a nice (sweet) girl." I believe being loving and gentle has its place … Continue reading Get Out of the Clouds – Solidify Those Words

Making An Impact

Do you realize how much of an impact you make on the lives of others? I hope to remember that I do. It really is sad when someone feels non-existent.  I know, it happens, even if for a moment. Think about a time when you were brushed off and noticed it.  I will give a … Continue reading Making An Impact