Joyful Journeys

I enjoy taking photographs; it is somewhat of a hobby of mine.  I have learned a great deal through my hobby.  Recently, I became aware that one of my greatest lessons was just to enjoy the moment and just to get out and about. You know, more into the world in which I live.  IContinue reading “Joyful Journeys”

Cherishing the Moments

I recently had the opportunity to travel with my parents back to my hometown. We all now live several hundred miles from where I grew up, so it took us a couple of days to make our journey. Our trip brought me back to a truth I believe in – life really is much moreContinue reading “Cherishing the Moments”

A Water Mindset

I’m drinking a glass of ice water while I type this. I really like ice water, although I am pretty sure that is unimportant information. As I was drinking my water though I started thinking about the water in the glass. My glass is about half full. It started out full, but I have drankContinue reading “A Water Mindset”

Becoming a Difference Maker

Earlier this week, I watched an interview with a retired professional basketball player.  He discussed many things, but the thing that stood out to me was the story of his childhood and of his intended legacy.  He was raised in a poverty situation by his mother and grandmother.  The was no mention of positive malesContinue reading “Becoming a Difference Maker”

Creating Lasting Childhood Memories

I love the memories we make with our children. I was just thinking the other day about all of the sweet memories my parents and family helped me create as a child.  What do you recall from yours?  I know we all have some memories of our childhood we would prefer to forget.  Sometimes lifeContinue reading “Creating Lasting Childhood Memories”

Self Expression

Just a disclaimer for my family and friends – I am good, no worries 🙂 My apologies if you get this twice – I had an unexpected publication problem. Thank you for your grace. Sometimes I get tired of being me.  Do you ever get tired of being you?  Do you wonder sometimes if yourContinue reading “Self Expression”

Finding Arrows

Every now and then you get a unique opportunity in life. I am not referring to a lottery win, that would be nice, but I am talking about other opportunities. Several years ago, such an opportunity landed in my lap. I spent six months trying to push it away. After no success at trying toContinue reading “Finding Arrows”

Taking a Minute to Regroup

I am doing something a little different this week, bear with me, I think you might like it. I was recently reminded that we all need a minute every now and then… this is apart of mine. My Own Pause Sometimes in my life I find that I need to hit a Pause button andContinue reading “Taking a Minute to Regroup”

Five Minutes

What if someone said “you have five minutes to tell me about ______, about whatever the topic was to be?” You have five minutes to covey your feelings and thoughts. What will you say first? What is your leading point going to be? What will you follow it up with? And how will your closeContinue reading “Five Minutes”

Waiting on Spring

Today, I noticed that the tulips near my mailbox have bloomed. I love it when the flowers emerge from the ground, bud, and then bloom as the petals open. There is such beauty in the refreshing spring growth. Things have been dormant and are now ready to begin anew again. I am always refreshed byContinue reading “Waiting on Spring”