Monthly Musings...

December 9, 2015

 

What exactly does peace mean these days?  Would we recognize it if we saw it?  Are we prepared for it if it does happen?  Would we openly welcome peace into our lives?

 

Most people would answer yes to those questions.  But I have to wonder what definition of...

October 8, 2015

 

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, autumn is by far my favorite season.  Yes, I know it gets dark earlier and the weather is cooler – okay, cold – but there are so many more wonderful things to enjoy about this season. 

 

If you live in a part of the countr...

September 9, 2015

 

The relationship started out complicated, to say the least.  I knew him, or about him, before he met me.  When I first found out about him, I wasn’t happy.  To be fair, it wasn’t the idea of him that bothered me, just the timing of it all. 

 

How was this...

August 5, 2015

Last month a very dear soul left this earth.  It was a quiet passing but her loss reverberated throughout my family, church, community, and as I would soon discover, throughout the country.

 

There aren’t many people who come into our lives, outside of our parents or spo...

July 10, 2015

Smiling is considered one of the world’s most powerful gestures. Most of us don’t do it enough.  We walk around with our heads down focused on our phones or worse, stare into oblivion concentrating on the million and one things going on in our heads, disconnected to ev...

June 5, 2015

When I woke up this morning the sun was just peeking over the horizon.  It was early but that was okay.  I wasn’t sleepy.  In fact, it’s hard to remember a morning when I’d felt so rested. 

 

Today was my day off and I couldn’t have picked a better day. 

 

M...

May 4, 2015

I recently attended an event where the participants were asked to write a letter to their twelve-year-old selves.  I was very excited with the opportunity to impart some wisdom on my younger self, even it was just pretend.

 

Here’s my letter.

 

Dear Lee Lee,

 

Sorry to tell...

April 11, 2015

Bella looked at her phone’s caller ID.  It was Lindy, her sister.  She sighed, whispered a quick prayer of tolerance, and answered the call.

 

“Bella!  I’ve got good news!” shrieked Lindy.

 

Bella looked at her watch and sighed.  Of all days, this was not the day.  Sh...

March 7, 2015

I remember being a teenager and thinking how great life would be as a grown-up.  I couldn’t waiting until I turned 18, then 21.  Ha ha!  Little did I know that being grown had very little to do with age.  By twenty-one I was living in my own apartment, but I couldn’t s...

February 7, 2015

“Cupid’s been busy today,” exclaimed Marla’s co-worker.

 

“Whoever came up with the concept of Valentine’s Day needs to hang by their toenails from the stuffed animal display at the nearest Hallmark store.”

 

“Wow, what’s gotten into you?”

 

Marla packed up her laptop and gr...

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