Predestination

These words came to me this morning. Growing up Presbyterian, one often finds themselves faced with the word, “predestination.” This occurrence I often find rather short of any understanding of what growing up Presbyterian, in that reformed “liberal” church, which has made me who I am today was truly about for me. But, this morning…

Surviving the Teen Years for Young People & Parents

Lately, I have really been examining how I treat my teen, and all teens I know. I find myself absolutely determined to fix what they endure. The irony is that I am realizing that I can not. I can not fix the problems they face, and its a hard realization. I believe the reason why…

BETTER

Feeling so much better, and I am excited to share this experience. A weight has been lifted from my soul. Hope and joy flood my heart and what has drug me downward is no longer even in my thoughts without a quick dismissal. Better. What a joy to be better! Facing an illness of any…

Journey to Better

“Are you feeling better?”I hear my loved ones ask. My Fitbit group I started a month ago is still going. I, when well, can put in 10,250 steps per day. Yesterday, I put in 4000. I was nauseous and the room was tilting. I am at that place with this illness I believe an addict…

Fighting Vertigo

This week I have fought vertigo. As difficult, and as challenging as this illness can be, I am finding choosing my attitude is very empowering. I have had these inner ear problems since my first husband died. I can go on about that, as I have needed to do in the past. The fact is…

New Year

As many of us focus on our diets, habits, and such, I am looking inward. These pursuits of re-examining our eating habits, or health routines is a great endeavor. For me, this time of year is different. January seems to be a measuring stick for me, and I may not be the only one. Take…

Fear

I want my posts to inspire, to be a bright light in a world where we give up on hope when the lights go out in our lives, a world where we count our own wrongs rather than rejoicing in our good moments, out of our own fears and haunts of the past. Therefore, to…

Having it All

If my daughter can have anything in life, it’s that I hope one day she can be as happy as I am right now. Right now I am a stay at home Mom who blogs and enjoys selling bargaining treasures on eBay. I even bought a mannequin to practice putting the outfits together before I…

Today I’m the Mom

I’m the Mom sitting next to you in carpool line. Sap all over my car, Can’t remember the last time I washed it. Achieved a really nice degree in school, More than one actually, Worked in my field until 31 So, I could drive this sappy old Honda Run my errands, Stop and grab a…

Apple Phone Tree

I have Squirrels Are Fascinating Disorder.  Have you ever truly admired the squirrel? You can be busy doing a business report, or talking with a friend, or even taking a walk, and there he is, the fancy brown oversized mouse with the expressive tail.  Much like a cat, the tail seems to say much about…