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In church last week the priest spoke of suffering. He cautioned us – Do not become armchair Catholics – suffering is intuitive to this thing we call living. There is no question my faith has gotten me through this difficult divorce and […]

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.” -Erma Bombeck   “If you ask […]

Most people spend their time trying to connect the dots to all facets of their life. The so-called work-life balance. It’s a common complaint and many would say they never seem to accomplish it. I’m not sure who coined the […]

This is a hard one. We tell ourselves that bad things happen for a reason – until they happen to us. We can take the ‘little’ bad stuff but the ‘big’ bad – not so much. It’s not that we […]

When I began attending professional writers conferences I would eagerly sit and listen to editors speak of ‘finding your voice.’ At the time, all I could think was…’What the heck does that mean?’ I’m writing my heart out. Isn’t my […]

I am chatting with a few girls. “Hey, don’t talk about my friend like that!” says my friend who I will nickname ‘Rainbow.’ At first, I am startled. Did I just say something about someone I shouldn’t have? Oh, that’s […]

Take a trip and people will ask how it was? Choose a different profession and they will want to know if you love it. Date some new hottie and they will ask if you are happy. Get a divorce? Oddly, no […]

A friend from high school reached out to me. She wanted to let me know that one of my columns so resonated with her that she shared it on Facebook. Having grown up together in Washington, D.C. I assumed it […]

“True love causes pain. Jesus, in order to give us the proof of his love, died on the cross. A mother, in order to give birth to her baby, has to suffer. If you really love one another, you will […]

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw do not disappoint. It really doesn’t matter what those exquisite pipes belt out. You feel it. You feel them. Their newest song Speak to a Girl – is no exception. I almost don’t know where to […]