Riding the Wave

I don’t have time to find a picture this morning. I feel like I’m living life on a surf board trying to stay ahead of (or with?) the wave. I don’t know how surfing works but that is the mental image that comes to mind when I do an internal status check. Balance! That’s a…

Remembering

“When you’re dreaming with a broken heart the waking up is the hardest part. You roll out of bed and down  on your knees and for a moment you can hardly breathe…” John Mayer’s poignant song Dreaming With A Broken Heart came across my Pandora feed this afternoon.  The entire song brings back memories of…

Making Peace

On page 23 of the Aug/Sept 2015 issue of Weavings Catherine Cavanagh quotes Thich Nhat Hanh: “Our capacity to make peace with another person and with the world depends very much on our capacity to make peace with ourselves.  If we are at war with our parents, our family, our society, or our church, there is probably…

A New Year

This morning Facebook reminded me of my blog post from a year ago today.  I was on my way to Texas to start a new chapter in life. This blog was going to blossom and thrive as each new day in a new life unfolded. And then it didn’t. I got homesick and depressed. Countless…

The Versatile Blogger Award

Heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Aishwariya for this nomination!  I am grateful to her and all those who take time from their day to read what I write.  It warms my heart and certainly motivates me to improve! I was finishing a long week at work and preparing to fly back to Virginia to spend much needed time with…

Building The Big Stuff

I have always been in absolute awe of those who built the big stuff using rudimentary tools.  I feel like it would have been pretty overwhelming to take on such a task.  The problem for me at this point is that the tools are too sophisticated.  I feel like an ant staring up at a monolith when faced with…

When Life Comes Apart At The Seams

My grandmother lovingly pieced this together before her eyesight left her unable to do the quilting.  She gave it to me to finish.  I had attempted small quilting projects but nothing of this size.  I started right away! Years of watching Little House On The Prairie flooded my mind with images of simpler times, evoked…

Steady On

Love this post I found on facebook shared by Broken Believers. Photo credit: facebook.com/jesusisalifestyle One step at a time…sometimes shaky steps. We sang a song (from the first chapter of the book of Joshua) at a church I attended many years ago that pops into my head at some critical moments… “Be strong and courageous do…

Paradigm Shift

“Oh my god! Use the clutch! You’re going to ruin the transmission. Do you know how expensive those things are to fix!?!” Okay, so my transmission is actually an automatic…but that has been part of the problem. Driving with a manual transmission at least you know when you’re doing it wrong. Shifting paradigms from rural…

1st Cuppa Mornin’ Joe On The Road

Morning Joe on MSNBC  provides my background noise while I’m waking up in this simple, yet comfortable, motel this morning.  When I arrived in town last evening, inticed by pillow-top advertising at a familiar hotel, I chose being able to afford dinner (compliments of Food Lion) over amenities.  I had daydreamed of walking off the…

“With my head full of brains…”

One of my favorite books is Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss.  “With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.” It seems that these thoughts I wake up thinking are laced with slippery threads of opinion…the kind you have to…

this tangled path

I woke up after only 41/2 hours of sleep very early this morning.  About an hour before the alarm was set to go off I fell back to sleep.  Anxiety, sadness, weariness shroud me and yet, I have to keep taking the next step.  There is such a line of ghosts and ghouls haunting my…