Five things I’ve learned from being alive

Just a number of things that have hit me anew as a young adult. I'm thinking I’ll revisit this list when I’m 90, what say y’all? You don’t know you’ve been delivered until you’ve been. How to explain this better? Well, the basic idea is that no one knows any other way of thinking/being until…Read more Five things I’ve learned from being alive

A perfect reflection

Recently, I was greatly impacted by the reality of Jennifer Rothschild’s life. This is a gorgeous woman who, when she speaks, gives off no reason for you to think of her in any way differently. You got it; she’s a wife and a mother, but the lilt in her voice betrays an enduring youth within…Read more A perfect reflection

Thanksgiving focus

I had an interesting week. Earlier in it, I was listening to a live feed of someone I admire. He got to a point when he started speaking about what an idol would look like nowadays. Basically, when we think of the word “idol”, we picture some primitive people of the past (or the present…Read more Thanksgiving focus

Relearning civility

For the last few weeks, the pastor at our church (let's call him M, shall we?) has been talking about topics that “no one wants to touch from the pulpit”. In short, he decided to take each week to speak on hot-button issues – at least the ones plaguing our day. He went from immigration…Read more Relearning civility

Signing out

Why do I often feel like I’m missing out when I see someone communicating in sign language, or more than one person signing? It’s literally one of those modes of communication that comes across so beautifully to me. I’m thinking that this is along the same vein of what we feel when there are certain…Read more Signing out

What everyone needs to know about taking the high road

The very thought of “taking the high road” triggers two kinds of responses. On a good day and when one doesn’t have any difficult person that immediately comes to mind, the response is easy: “Of course we should take the high road whenever possible! It’s the right thing to do.” However, for the person who…Read more What everyone needs to know about taking the high road

Not good enough, eh?

To say I’ve been stretched lately is an understatement. For some reason, I’d imagined that as my kids got older, I’d have more time to myself. I’m now learning that my expectations of “older” need to be adjusted. Yes, that is a truth that will at some point happen. As I’ve heard, there will come…Read more Not good enough, eh?