“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 me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came…

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 phrase ‘work-life balance’ but I believe it’s the wrong focus. What individuals should be striving…

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 don’t have the faith to accept our pain as our purpose but rather we wish…

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 voice obvious? It took a while before I became seasoned enough to understand their message…

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 right…I wasn’t talking about another person I was talking about myself in a self-deprecating manner.…

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 one seems to ask… Are you glad you did it? Are you happier? Would you…

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 was the portion of the column where I spoke of getting involved and a larger…

“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 not be able to avoid making sacrifices.” “Holiness grows fast where there is kindness. I…

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 begin. I don’t like to admit this but I will. I was extremely proactive in…

I have always been somewhat self-deprecating but not what I would call extreme.  Recently, as someone complimented me I caught myself once again, taking back their compliment. Instead of humbly replying with a ‘thank you’ I apologized about my weight gain. Something to the effect, “Ugh, I don’t look anything like myself.” This is my…

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