ONE WORD: Checking In and Making a Confession

So... how has your ONE WORD been treating you? Been giving it any thought? Really. I want to know. Personally, I've been struggling a bit. But only because I've been thinking. Which is a good thing! Right? This past month has forced encouraged me to differentiate between ACTION (my ONE WORD) and 'busyness'. I've been rather…

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30 Years Ago Today

February 14, 1989 A Valentine’s dinner date He arrived in his 1987 silver Grand Am carrying a box of 3 large chocolates,  I ♥ U a bottle of Liz Claiborne perfume (the red triangle), a porcelain Precious Moments figurine, and a dozen long stemmed red roses. My student budget could only afford a teddy bear…

It’s Been a Good Week

My mom has been visiting for the past week, so my writing schedule has been a bit off. And that's okay. I am fortunate to have this time to spend with her. We've been walking daily,. My almost 87 year old mom has been managing a couple of hilly miles a day. It was also…

I’m Challenging You to Use Your Words to Make the World a Kinder Place

I'm sure by now most of you have seen or heard about the Covington High School video. It's kinda hard to miss, unless you've been living under a rock. I'm also fairly confident you have an opinion about the whole thing. But I'm wondering, would your opinion change if: the boy in the video had…

Church Shopping: Not All It’s Cracked Up to Be

I don't have a lot of experience when it comes to churches. I've only been in a relationship with two. I spent the first 33 years of my life attending Neenah's First United Methodist Church. My earliest memories include receiving a red 'leather', gilt-edged Bible when I was in 3rd grade. It was beautiful. Or…