Mother’s Day—Humbug

Mother’s Day came and went. For me a bittersweet day, having my kids, but missing my mother. In spite of all the imperfections, I never doubted her love for me. In her last years, she kept two books nearby. One my sister wrote and the other, I did. When anyone entered the room, she proudly […]

Dead Things Hiding Among Green Leaves

With all of the rain, hedges in front of my house had tons of green leaves. Growing, thriving—almost ready to burst out with fragrant white flowers. One problem. They attacked me every time I walked past them. Overgrown and misdirected, branches shot in every direction grabbing hold of ankles and bodies. Walking from my front […]

Monarch Butterfly Release

This past weekend I attended a wonderful event – A Time to Flutter. At the end of our time together on Saturday, we held a Monarch butterfly release. If you never experienced a butterfly release, put it on your bucket list. Butterflies don’t all behave the same way. Some move very slowly, waiting and waiting […]

The Blame Game

The Blame Game and a Homeless Heart

Oh how we love playing the Blame Game. It all started in the Garden of Eden. Fortunately, one king resisted the urge and took responsibility for his mistakes. King David made some extremely bad choices—not being where he should have been, adultery, cover-up and even conspiracy to commit murder. And he pretty much got away […]

Fatherless or Loved by a Father?

I wasn’t fatherless–at least not for the first 10 years. As a child, I remember a haunting song with words that made me sad—sometimes I feel like a motherless child. In the world today, I think more people feel fatherless. A growing number of children spend at least part of their childhood in a single-parent home. […]

Codependency and the Homeless Heart

I met with a friend one day and for some reason, we started talking about codependency, a subject I recognized from weeding it out of my own life. It took a long time to open myself enough to see the condition in my past. Its presence surprised me, especially in so me relationships. Codependency often appears […]

behind in work

Behind and Missing Opportunities–Welcome to 2016

As we approach the middle of January, I’m already behind on my 2016 goal to blog regularly. A new year of opportunity already in full swing and I missed some of it. If I may be so bold, my entire life feels behind. I started the New Year behind. Am I a bit frustrated? Absolutely—even […]

From Slavery to Freedom-You Choose

#Slavery. Harsh word. Not all slave owners in history treated their slaves bad. Some loved their servants, and the slaves loved their masters. So much that even when released from bondage, the slave chose to remain in servitude to the master. Hard to believe, but true. The slave became a bondservant. In Biblical times, they […]