Category: Learning

Life Lessons

It’s Your Life; You Are in Control

If you think about all of our modern technology and inventions, there is not one iPhone, tablet, car, or even box of kleenex that just magically appeared.  They all began with a design planned out with every single detail. Everything from the outside packaging to the internal workings was carefully thought out. And Our Life is No Different The truth …

Can you Forgive without Forgetting?

We have all heard the old saying “Forgive and Forget.”  As an adult I know it is not meant to be taken literally, but as a child that is what I thought should happen. It took me nearly 40 years of emotional turmoil to unravel such a simple concept and change my mindset to “Forgive and Grow.”   A Little …

10 Things Foreclosure has Taught Me

I prided myself on being a person of integrity — doing what I am supposed to do. A person who never lets people down. However, I was thrown into an identity crisis when we were forced into foreclosure on our family’s first home. It was a time where, with God’s help, I conquered feelings of doubt and became stronger in …

25 Years Ago I Turned 25: Part II

A few months ago a Facebook friend shared how she celebrated her 30th birthday. I was impressed with her foresight to plan a special bucket list of 30 things to complete before her birthday. I’ve also seen others do random acts of service to equal the number of years they are celebrating. Being the contemplative person I am, I thought …

25 Years Ago I turned 25: Celebrating 50

The BIG 5-0! Celebrating a half-century feels like such a monumental milestone, and yet I still feel the same. For the last six months, I have focused on embracing this new stage of life. With kids leaving home, new grandbabies to love, and milestones to prepare for, this birthday has been a time for reflecting. Yes, twenty-five years ago I …

Why Be Normal?

When I was in junior high, there was a button craze.  We could buy little buttons (pins) with cute sayings on them.  We would wear them on our coats and become walking billboards for things we thought were clever or cute or funny.  I had a lot of buttons with humorous or sarcastic phrases (did I mention:  junior high school?), …