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…

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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…

Dream Small

I look forward to Monday mornings. Weekends are typically action packed (I married a man who can't sit still), so I appreciate the slower start to my day once the work week begins. (And the fact I no longer teach doesn't hurt my love for Monday mornings either.) We spent this past weekend 'out in…

One Word: What’s Been Standing in Your Way?

Your ONE WORD is personal. You picked it for a reason. Perhaps it came from a place of hope. A place where you saw the possibility of growth. Of making your life better. Maybe it came from a "Come to Jesus" moment like this reader (disclaimer...the following are exerts): I was sitting in the hot…