Category: encouragement


On A Dreary Night in April…Angels

The lights on the dashboard began to dim as one-by-one the emergency indicators lit up. As we pulled onto the nearest exit ramp, the truck died completely. We were amazingly able to roll across...



Tha-thump, tha-thump, tha-thump. Once again, the noise near the rear of my car reminds me that I need to get it to a mechanic. Ever since that deer stepped out in front of our...


Don’t Unfriend Me Just Yet!

I watched as my friend worriedly texted her adult children. She was reminding them that there were topics at their upcoming family dinner that were “off-limits,” because the conversation would inevitably not have gone...


Until Further Notice

Dear Self, I am writing this during the second week of “social distancing;” an attempt to help our world get a bit of control over the Covid-19 virus. It is imperative that we all...



It always takes me a few weeks into a new year to choose my “word” for the year. I have to kind of settle in, take inventory of my life and its direction, and...


A Smile, A Hug, A Moment

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”- Maya Angelou


Not This Time

When we were approached about possibly hosting a group of teens this past weekend for a conference, my initial response was the usual. I had tons of excuses why we shouldn’t do it. Among...