Monthly Musings...

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...

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. 



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...

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...

December 3, 2014

Last year I posted my grown up Christmas list.  I kept it light and somewhat humorous because that was where my thoughts led me.  This year, however, my list is very different.


I wish that no more parents have to bury their child over foolishness.


I wish for an en...

November 3, 2014

If we look at the condition of our communities and our world we often ask ourselves WHY? But if we look at ourselves and our individual conditions, the question we must ask is WHAT IF?


What if - 30 minutes of exercise 3-4 times is the key to better health?

What If we ar...

September 1, 2014



It's not crazy what I'm about to say
Shaun T. sit down you can take a break.
Jenny Craig don't need you
Weight Watchers you're through
I cracked the code and you can too

I worked out once and now I'm skinny skinny skinny
I'm skinny skinny skinny skinny
My thighs aren'...

August 1, 2014

Can you believe August is here already? Summer is winding down and there is absolutely nothing we can do to stop the progression of time. There are, however, a few things we can do to make the most of one of the most enjoyable seasons. Here are a few suggestions:



July 3, 2014

Recently actor Terry Crews commented that fathers are responsible for giving their children a name, their story, and their security. He was basically stating the importance of a father in their child's life and not the insignificance of the mother in that child's life.


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