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…

Living Within/Believing Beyond

“Can’t you just get a solid, inexpensive used car?” That is a common response to my choice of not replacing my vehicle with another one. Going from driving to taking Uber is a paradigm shift…and it requires knowing how to use the clutch. It does help me live within my means more effectively, even as…

How To Get There From Here

January 1 starts with a bang…car crash totals my car while stopped at a traffic light on the way to church.  Happy New Year! I am grateful for the year of excellent service my, now totaled, 2016 Chevy Cruze provided!  My first new car I ever bought by myself wasn’t just transportation. It symbolized overcoming…

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…

Unpacking Bits of Me

Do you know this feeling?… You have arrived at your destination and have begun to unpack when “AAAAgh!” you realize you left some important things behind! We probably all recognize that moment when we have to suddenly decide if we can work around not having those items we left behind…or must we invest in new…

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…

Go Color Your World With Hope!

2016 is like a white canvas before us! It’s a challenging year ahead for everyone.  There are tough decisions to be made as our country faces another presidential election and new threats to our safety and peace. There is debris from 2015 still to sort through and put right even as threat of more upheaval looms heavy on the…

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…

What Are You Waiting For?

In my experience waiting is active not passive.   There is much to be done as we wait for that brighter day, better opportunity, arrival of a person, relief from pain… More than a list of things to do, preparation is also the time we take to observe where we are, who we are and…