In the Arena

October 14th, 2015

Often when we are called to something beyond ourselves, we are moving moment to moment with plans being pretty fluid – just trusting we know enough for this moment. We create new pathways on a daily basis. As result, there can be little understanding from those around us. They offer suggestions, advice , or even […]

GOALS 2015

January 1st, 2015

LET IT GO – all the old messages and disappointments. LET IT GO – fears and failings. Begin Anew.  MY GOALs  – and I invite you to join me on the journey.  Gratitude –  in the moment whatever the circumstance.  Reminding me to seek and see the good.  Offering –  small gifts of time, affirming […]

The Top 10% – Not what you think!

December 23rd, 2014

What does it mean to be the top 10%? Accolades? Honor? Opportunities?   What if it meant this is ONLY 10% of what exists. ONLY 10% of what is possible. ONLY 10% of what we know? Our behaviors and interactions with others – whether it is the neighbor, the boss, the spouse, or our child […]

Dabbling or Going Deeper?

August 7th, 2014

I recently returned from a weekend conference where the speaker presented on having Christ as the One and Only in our lives. Even as Christians this can get easily lost in self help, charismatic public figures – large or small-  and even hobbies and interests. So today isn’t about developing a deeper Christian faith, but […]

Counting the Costs Part 3 – Persevering

June 12th, 2014

Persevering – not a word common in the a world of apps, microwaving, and Google where so much is available so quickly at our fingertips. And yet…persevering is the very thing required to rebuild and repair the pain and doubts in ruptured relationships. It is almost as if investing in relationship – attachment – building […]

Counting the Costs Part 2 – Building new, not adding on – Grieving

June 2nd, 2014

Counting the costs for creating new relationships in the family – remarriage, adoption, fostering – is often viewed as bringing someone new into the current situation and having him ( her) remold or re-make to fit the existing family. The same is true about learning how to prepare for the new situation – reading something […]

Counting the Costs – Part One

May 31st, 2014

Sunscreen. Low cholesterol/low fat diets. Seat belts.  Choices with specific consequences. What happens when the consequences, the implications, the long term impact aren’t so clearly delineated.  This is the risk in any relationship. Currently marriage statistics suggest if it isn’t what is wanted people end it, walk away, start over.  But what happens when it […]

Open yourself

April 10th, 2014

A  meditation for those who are afraid to be known: Open Your Hands How do I open my closed hands? Certainly not by violence. Not by a compulsive decision. Perhaps you can find a way to prayer in the words of the angel to the frightened shepherds…. Don’t be afraid of him who wants to […]

Fitting in or Belonging?

March 17th, 2014

In her book, The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown begins with this: ” Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough.  It’s […]

Daily Reflections

January 1st, 2014

Happy 2014!  This is the first day of a brand new year. What are your hopes? It is my hope that each day this will be a place for you to come and receive a refreshing whisper of hope, inspiration or practical help to a question you have. One word for today: Assurance Assurance you […]