FAMILY MUSINGS

FAMILY MUSINGS

Give this a listen. It made me smirk!  “Family is Family” by Kasey Musgraves I don’t know about you, but all kinds of scenarios and “loved ones” popped into my head during that song! Written in jest, this may be more of the redneck variety. But we all got...
CULTURE OF UNKINDNESS

CULTURE OF UNKINDNESS

“My secret power is that I simply believe in other people to an extraordinary degree. I give them credit. I appreciate them. I strive to be their best cheerleader.  I don’t judge; I empathize and challenge and cheer and sometimes I believe in them more than they do. ...
LET THE MUSIC MOVE YOU

LET THE MUSIC MOVE YOU

What comes to your mind when you think of music? Maybe a specific tune? A genre? An instrument?  A band? A certain time and place?  Music is powerful. Music evokes emotion, memories, and connection.  No question about that! It’s such a broad topic. Volumes have been...
BEAUTY IS IN YOU

BEAUTY IS IN YOU

I don’t consider myself a writer. At least, not yet.  Not in the professional sense anyway. Someday I want to be able to add that to my resume. Shout it from the mountain tops and say, “I’m a Writer! An Author! It’s what I do!” I love the...
A SYMBOL OF STRENGTH

A SYMBOL OF STRENGTH

“I love you, Oh Lord, My Strength.” Psalm 18:1 A symbol of strength, a reminder, a tangible something to hold onto… At 16 years old, 6 months after meeting my future husband, I presented him with a gift. It was Christmas. We had met that summer and hadn’t seen each...
THE KIDS WANT THEIR OWN ROOMS

THE KIDS WANT THEIR OWN ROOMS

The kids want their own rooms. What?! Come on…can’t you guys just stay little forever and share the little Ikea bunk beds I worked so hard to make cutesy? Sigh. It’s ok. It’s ok. It’s time. Honestly they’ve been talking about this for years. Years. So a few months ago...