Shaping Our World

My family and I lived in Ghana, West Africa for several years. One of the many things that experience taught me is that a society must be viewed through a “cultural lens”. For example, in Ghana, when we arrived, it was practically taboo for a married couple to show physical affection in a public arena….

Platitudes

Platitudes.  We have all heard them.  We have all used them.  But what really do they mean? The word platitude is defined as a remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful.  Webster’s Dictionary goes on to shed more light on this word: …

Empathy or Empath?

Empathy is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as: The feeling that you understand and share another person’s experiences and emotions; the ability to share someone else’s feelings. Empathy is a trait that most of us are familiar with, even one that we can, and should, try to cultivate as human beings. Having empathy is seen in…

Goals

Many of us, deep down inside, really don’t believe that we are worthy. We feel that we are just not good enough to actually receive the bounty that we originally envisioned for our lives. The day to day struggles and frustrations of this life wear us down into a submissive acceptance of mediocrity. It has…

Limitations

I will never be a 100 pound, blonde hair-blue eyed beauty.  I will never be that girl who can eat whatever she wants and not gain an ounce. I will never be 25 years old again.  Unless, God forbid, cancer strikes and I have to have a double mastectomy, I will never be the girl…

Books, Books, Books

  As anyone who knows me can attest, God has, on many, many occasions, used not only His Word, but the words of countless others to offer up answers to my seemingly, never ending questions.  To what am I referring?  BOOKS.  BOOKS.  More BOOKS!  Relationship issues, child rearing questions, health concerns, financial planning… the list…

Beginning a Spiritual Journey

In May of 1991 I groggily crawled out of bed and headed toward the pounding noise coming from my front door.  At first, I thought the pounding was coming from my head.  My husband and I had been out with friends and co-workers the night before and I had partaken in my share of toasted…

Misguided Facebook Post

If we had been friends… Well, if we had been friends I would have counseled you not to. I would have told you not to go on social media and attack a lump of dirt. I would have reminded you that, after all, ultimately, that is what we all amount to.  One lump of dirt…

The Spiritual Journey Continues

On May 8, 1991 I awoke to be told that my baby sister Kim was dead.  She died in her sleep.  She died from a seizure.  Seizures brought on, or so I’m told, because her boyfriend got angry and shoved her into a wall where she hit her head.  The End. I said THE END!…

The Answer

The Question: Allow me to pose a question; a question that was asked to me in 1992 while I was still reeling from the death of my younger sister.  This question is a game changer.  My answer to this question is what has led me to EVERY OTHER ANSWER I have ever searched for in…