I wouldn’t say I’m scared, more like timid. No one ever wants to admit they are afraid but very few can confess to being brave. I’m inspired a lot by world changers and history makers from Mother Theresa and Corrie Ten Boom to the under appreciated first responders and members of our military risking their lives for us daily. There’s a hunger inside of me that longs to be in that category someday. What about you? Maybe we don’t show up every day in camo or in uniform but what if the role we play is just as critical...Read More
My dog woke me up this morning barking like crazy! I threw myself down the stairs and flew to the window expecting to see someone trying to break in the house. Nothing. My dog, on the other hand, was frantically impersonating an aerial acrobat while pawing the door anxious to get outside. Before the door was completely open she bolted off so fast she spun out like a car in gravel. She had seen something and set out to pursue it with everything that was within her. I want to be more like that. Don’t you – When our...Read More
Why are we so hesitant to embark on a new adventure after months or even years of dreaming about it? We hope and pray that someday we will have the opportunity to experience this amazing fulfilling journey- but when the door opens we fearfully (or suspiciously) ease up to it. We crave new experiences without the risk. Somewhere along the way we became like an officer approaching a crime scene, so warily cautious of what may lie on the other side of every door. But what if there is someone waiting for what we have to offer? Our skills,...Read More
I had that “sick in the pit of my stomach” feeling you get when you show up at an event in the exact same outfit as someone else. ( Which wouldn’t be such a big deal if you hadn’t spent so much time and effort in finding “the perfect one”). Then you are thrown into a real life version of Who wore it Best. But it wasn’t a dress, it was an article that I was writing for you. It was a wild, crazy adventure I learned a valuable lesson from and I wanted to take you along for...Read More
The fresh fallen snow beckoned me. Or perhaps it was a dare. I perched precariously surveying the mountain terrain below me. The ominous feeling of fear taunted me almost every year as I hit the ski slope for the first time after months away. But something was different. Why did skiing this year seem so challenging? I felt a weight hanging over me and I was slower than I’d ever been. I knew once my pace and rhythm kicked in momentum would carry me through, but I couldn’t even get to that place. I resembled a novice driver maneuvering...Read More
The Image hijacked my thoughts as I passed by the window. The miraculous sight deserved my total consideration. In awe and some confusion I gazed at the beautiful tree that had recently stood ravaged and bare. Although we were well into the winter months the storm-damaged tree had not only sprouted new growth but was dressed in full regalia of fall’s fiery red, orange and yellow leaves. Tears sprung to my eyes as I recognized the symbolism behind the rebirth of this tree. I don’t know about you but I have been a little slow and a lot behind...Read More
I love this time of year. The air is humming with the buzz of new beginnings and new resolutions. We have grown beyond the traditional oaths to form new habits. For many the trend is to choose a defining word as our theme for the year. Have you? Have you even thought about what this next year may hold for you and the plethora of endless possibilities? It’s not too late so let your imagination soar and let this be the year your word takes you on a journey like never before. Maybe you find yourself, like me, thankfully...Read More
My dream is to see women of every age experience their very own happily ever after.
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