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


How I Had The Best Day (Christmas) Ever

I like the sound of best day ever. I believe we all do. What about the best Christmas ever? That is exactly what I experienced, the best Christmas ever. After the celebration passed, I contemplated life in general, asking myself how I could mirror the beautiful days that flowed from Christmas 2014. I formed a … Continue reading How I Had The Best Day (Christmas) Ever

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

Sharing God’s Love; No Excuses

I held the door open. As the women jostled her full cart through I said, "Have a beautiful day, God bless." She could have smirked at me, or she could have ignored my words. Instead, she looked up and smiled, "That was so good to hear. So very nice and surprising. Thank you." I believe … Continue reading Sharing God’s Love; No Excuses

The Act of Share Encourage and Grow

Share Encourage and Grow is my motto - a shortened version of my life and work mission statement. I looked at these words this morning and I thought about how important it is for each of us to support one another. Encourage others to share with you. Listening is a priceless gift that doesn't cost … Continue reading The Act of Share Encourage and Grow

Unsolicited Advice the Masked Relationship Killer

To offer a man unsolicited advice is to presume that he doesn't know what to do, or that he can't do it on his own. - John Gray Marcy felt strangled after receiving unsolicited advice time and time again, she told her much-loved friend, Jennifer, "I appreciate that you are trying to help me, I … Continue reading Unsolicited Advice the Masked Relationship Killer

Facebook does not define who you are

When flipping through channels on the television we hardly ever become emotionally involved to the point we feel discouraged. We don't say to ourselves: Hey look, she always has a bright and shiny demeanor. Why can't I be more like that? She doesn't side with my political or religious views. I might as well unfollow … Continue reading Facebook does not define who you are