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Who You Really Are

Remember the Wizard of Oz? It was this larger than life figure that contained all knowledge . . . it was this booming voice that when it spoke, it struck fear and reverence in all that heard! And being "off to see the wizard" was a really cool, powerful, and...

Not Going Home

Scrolling through social media I noticed many of my clergy friends had put a "frame" on their pic with the words, "Not going home." Underneath the caption were the words, "I support women clergy." Below is an article regarding the controversy (source "religion news")...

I Like Big Buts

"Buts" are familiar. They allow us to stay in our places of unhappiness . . . and they rob us of the life we were created to live. Have you ever thought, "I want to be happy, but . . ." "I want to be happy but my children are going down a path I would not choose for...

Snarky Sarcasm

Sarcasm is one of my love languages. I'd love to say it stems from my wittiness, but the truth is, there is much more to it than that. There are times that I use sarcasm just as a means of communication. Rarely WHEN I use it, am I consciously thinking about the what...

They will ultimately rub off on you!

  Someone once sat in my office explaining that they just didn't think they could continue being friends with someone. "They are such an Eeyore." When they said that, I knew exactly what they meant. Eeyore is a character in "Winnie the Pooh" who is consistently...

Are you ok with who you woke up with?

. . . and eventually you look into the mirror. There. That is who you woke up with. No - not the person beside you in bed (hopefully you DO know and are ok with waking up with him/her!) 🙂 The person I'm referring to is the person in the mirror. You. Are you ok...

Living with No Regrets!

My later years with my father were tenuous at best. He fell prey to senior adult "scams" and was convinced he'd won the "Sweepstakes" and a check for multiple millions of dollars was coming his way. He believed if he gave them thousands of dollars, they'd then reward...

What if we realize . . .

On the last night of our first trip to Uganda 10 years ago we were supposed to walk from the hotel where we were staying to Pastor Geoffrey's house for a final meal together. It wasn't a far walk at all, but the problem was it was growing dark and some of us forgot to...

“You are going to wear those?”

We were going to do a short hike up to Linville Falls. After we parked and began walking to the trail my friend asked, "You are really going to wear flip flops? Didn't you bring tennis shoes?" Yes, I had tennis shoes. But I feel like they hold my feet hostage, not to...

Stay in Your Lane

"Stay in your lane" is a pretty popular saying now. It's in the media, we use it in our conversations . . . sometimes in jest, but there actually is some wisdom to that concept. Have you ever ridden with someone and they keep veering off the road? They are either just...