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There is a contradiction to Hurricane Harvey’s torment. The images which blend the horrific and the inspiring. The portraits of both professional and ordinary heroes: Linking arms to rescue motorists Hugging tear soaked victims Risking life  for even four legged […]

My brother saves lives for a living. I have never shared with anyone that I once questioned my own choice of career. Can you blame me? I am engulfed (always the lover of puns) in a family of firefighters, cops, […]

I like to listen to Joel Osteen sermons. He’s the perfect intersection of spirituality, humor, positivity and the human condition. I especially love the human part where Joel admits it’s all hard. On this particular evening, I am listening to […]

The past few years have presented intricate challenges and infinite blessings. As we know, the two often accompany one another. Intricate and infinite…the adjectives of faith. Spiritual fitness cannot be maintained without them. I use the word ‘maintain’ rather than […]

I’ve had a few people ask me if writing about divorce keeps me stuck. It’s a really good question. On the contrary, writing about divorce is the one place I feel in control in an out of control divorce. It […]

I can’t lie.  There have been many instances throughout this four-year ordeal of a divorce where I felt I have lost valuable time. The tug of wasted moments bearing down on me. So many hours I would rather have spent […]

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 […]

Very few people know this about me, even my closest friends. I just never told them even back then. When I was just twenty-three years old and newly engaged, I said a prayer. I asked God to give me a […]

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 […]