And That Is Love…

Jackson Brown, Jr. once said, “Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own”. Valentine’s Day occurred a few months ago and many were excited or depressed as usual. There are those that are excited because it’s the day of “love” and they are going to get flowers, or go on a date, or even get jewelry while others dread the day. This is the day they have to be reminded of what they don’t have, not just single individuals but those who are in a bad relationship or widowed or just lost. Me, well I try to on the love I have with my husband everyday because those are the days that matter. Continue reading “And That Is Love…”

Angels Among Us

I believe angels walk among us, we can’t see them, but if we’re quiet enough and slow down just bit we can feel them. I’m sure many are shaking their heads as they read this thinking, ‘That girl don’t know a thing” as they think of more than a dozen scriptures to prove what I believe wrong. But the thing is, as much as I believe in what the Bible says, I don’t need a book to tell me what I feel, what I’ve experienced, and what I know to be true in my heart. Continue reading “Angels Among Us”

It Starts At Home

It’s that time of year again and it’s one of the best times if you ask me. The flowers are starting to bloom, the sun is shining bright, and the wind is warm enough to enjoy instead of dread. It’s that time of the year when many wake up early to enjoy the morning sunrise on their porch, smell the fresh cut green grass and the night is ended with balls and outs … yep it’s baseball season! What did you think I was going to say Spring? Continue reading “It Starts At Home”

The Things We Cannot Choose

There are things in this life that makes no sense to me. Terrorism, horror movies, and the coyote from Loony Tunes are three things that I’ll never understand. However absurd most seem though, I can usually find a reasoning in some way even if it is a completely absurd way of thinking. I can understand on some level why there is terrorism, horror movies, and the coyote’s obsession with the road runner. However there is one thing I have yet to understand, to be able to grasp as to the reasoning behind it, how it picks its victims and why sometimes it can be defeated while other times it can’t. That thing is disease and whether its something that you’re born with like a Congenital Heart Disease or something that just occurred out of nowhere like so many cancers, I don’t understand it. Continue reading “The Things We Cannot Choose”

Only Action Can Change The World

I didn’t march last week. I didn’t protest for the rights of women or scream horrid names at those opposing my views. Instead I donated clothes to a local family in need, I took leftovers from my fridge to a group of men who probably hadn’t had something homemade in years, I held the door for strangers, and even when I didn’t agree with somebody I still smiled and said “yes sir I hear ya on that, but I’ve got to go so have a great day”. I don’t like what the parents do with their free money instead of buying their kids clothes, I hope that one day those men will find their way and a better life, I found it rude when the elderly woman looked at me quizzically somewhat abrasive without a thank you for holding the door for her, and I didn’t agree with one thing that elderly man had to say about life, love, and politics. I didn’t judge those parents though and rant about how they are ruining their lives and their children’s, I didn’t look down on those men who live in a shack in the woods, I didn’t get an attitude or say something rude to the woman, and I didn’t roll my eyes and argue with a man who will never see things from my view. Last week when hate bombarded me from every angle in the news, on the radio, and in life, I chose love and my week and life was better for it. Continue reading “Only Action Can Change The World”

Roses in December

December 7, 2002 was a muggy day. It hadn’t rained in a while and the sky seemed like it wanted to try. The gray clouds and somber sky had kept the sun hidden all day and even at lunchtime it had not peaked through with light. It was chilly, but not dry and it gave a sense of something eerie. I was 15 years old, sitting at the computer desk in our dining room on the phone with my friend Anna when my aunt and two cousins came through our front door without knocking and my whole world began to change with one look. Continue reading “Roses in December”

Thankful for Water

I saw a post last week on Facebook and it put a lot of things in perspective. It’s Thanksgiving week and everybody is posting about what they are thankful for. Pictures of husbands, jobs, co-workers, family, and children have all graced by screen from friends posting what they are thankful for in November. One of the most quoted verses this month has been “Be thankful for the little things in life, for one day you will look back and realize they were the big things” along with the pictures of their families, jobs, and friends. However another picture came across my screen last week as well and everything seemed a little clearer because families, jobs, and friends those are the big things in life, the little things, those are the things we never notice and this Thanksgiving I am so thankful for them. Continue reading “Thankful for Water”