Chasing Leaves

The pug, Ellie, got to me. In all my years of blogging, I’ve never talked about animals (except the one about procrastinating until the dog dies). We don’t have any pets, not because we don’t like animals, but because we like our freedom to pick up...

5 Lessons Rejection Taught Me

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ~ Maya Angelou Once again I break my timeout plan of sending...

Who Is Carol Anne?

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” ~ Albert Camus I don’t know how to grieve the loss of a dear friend. This is a first for me. I feel myself pulling away. I want...

Giving up Control

“You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” ~Steve Maraboli What a joy to have my children become a part of the writing process and to share their unique journey with each of you. Last week, my middle child, Davis, shared his...

Journey to Renewal: Listen

“There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.” ~Sarah Dessen, Just Listen  Four days in a lap of love. My journey to...

Journey to Renewal: Time

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ~J. R. R....