A special welcome Jen from Midday Mornings! I’ve known Jen for several years and am grateful for her friendship and encouragement. As my editor, she held my hand when I first started blogging. She is an amazing mother and confidant and I hope you find as much wisdom from her writing as I have…
Today the internet and media are flooded with short-cuts and “how-to” blog posts and articles. The movie title “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” comes to mind. We have become a society drawn the quick fix for the hard questions we face in our lives.
Many years ago my family went on a trip to Arizona. Before leaving our small farming community in Idaho, my dad stopped at the Chevron station to fill the car with gas and check the oil and tire pressure before setting off for our vacation of fun in the sun. My sister, Natalie, and I…
Great teachers connect with their students on a deep level, they care about them, and they know what they are talking about. Great teachings inspire a lifetime of learning and encourage us to think deeply and actually apply what we’ve learned.
This spring my daughter and I decided to plant a flower garden. This was not to be just the typical garden filled with store-bought seedlings. Rather, we wanted our garden to flourish with plants we had nurtured from seeds. Moving ahead with our vision, we purchased the little growing aquariums and seeds for a…
His attitude was jovial and optimistic that next morning, and as a family, we reflected his optimism. We were united together in our faith and prayers. The looming questions of “what if” were something we chose to push to the back of our minds. But after the surgery and pathology reports were back we had yet another choice to make. How do you cultivate gratitude when your son is diagnosed with cancer?
“The Mystery Blogger Award is for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there and they deserve every recognition they can get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion. —Okoto Enigma
Imagine Julie Andrews leaping from her bed and wrapping herself in her curtains as she sings to her captive audience about some of her favorite things. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…Do you have a vivid picture floating around in your mind? Don’t worry, I will not be breaking into song, but in commemoration…
A powerful teacher does not tell their students what to do, rather they help them understand their reasoning, teach reciprocal respect, and recognize the worth of each individual, all of which allows the choice for wisdom to flourish.
23 years ago our plane crash landed onto an airfield in Cancun Mexico. At the end of our week long vacation we had taken a little puddle jumper from Cozumel to Cancun where we had planned to get on a jetliner headed for home.
In the New Testament Matthew reminds us that where your treasure is, there will your heart be also… We have been given the great gift of agency.
We have the power to choose good or bad. We can choose to be happy or not. We can choose to fail or to learn. This is the one gift no one can take from us—the power to choose.
Do you lift where you stand -making a difference where you are at? What direction are you facing – does it matter?
One of the most memorable experiences I have of being fearless was also one of my greatest failures. I tried out to be a cheerleader in the spring of my 10th grade year of high school. Two of my good friends had been cheerleaders that year, and I had sat “alone” in the bleachers while they did their thing during games. At the time, I envied their cute uniforms and thought it would be fun if we were all cheering together.
Having never known this kind of loss before, I had no idea how intense the feelings could be, or how much my heart could hurt.
Infertility has been an experience that has unfolded not only the tragedies but also the miracles that happen in life.