Tag Archives: Life’s Journey


Be Sober, the Lack of Alcohol Does Not Cause One to be Sober

I grew up in a home with an alcoholic parent. The uncertainty, the violence, the feeling of living in chaos was ever present. It is likely that many of you had similar experiences. There are more than 12 million alcoholics in the United States.  As a child one of the things I vowed to do […]


It’s Time For Lemonade

The temperature is rising. School’s out for summer. Blockbuster movies, with high paid celebrities are being rolled out. There is a buzz in the air about leisurely travel. It’s time for lemonade! While school and some of our regular duties may be on hold, the complex issues that make living in this time frame fraught […]

Expressions of Love on Father’s Day

God’s transforming love can overcome all! As a young girl I endured unspeakable things at the hand of my earthly father. Today, I am at a place where God has shown me how to overcome the hurt with love. Today, I am able to recognize the good in my earthly father. This Father’s Day I […]


Yes, Compassion

This day marks a time when many will observe Easter, or Resurrection Sunday. Passover, Pesach, and Lent are also observed during this season. There is a common thread that crosses lines of various religious observances—yes, compassion. Religious or not, your life and the lives of those around you will be enhanced with the practice of, […]


The Impossible

There is power in the words we use. Impossible is a word whose concept can close our thinking to innumerable possibilities that impact our lives and those of others. When we are able to acknowledge the miracles of God we are able to see that the only impossibility is for God’s promises to fail. By […]


Confession is Good for the Soul

We have probably all heard the axiom, “Confession is good for the soul”. However, as an accepted truism what does it really mean? Understanding what we believe is vital to living our best life. Getting to the core of our beliefs gives us powerful awareness. If indeed we have a choice why not make the […]


People Who Need People

From the introvert to the extrovert, we all need people. We were wired to relate to others, it is in our DNA. We have multiple transient relationships in a lifetime. How we handle these relationships is our individual responsibility. Over time relationships change, the ebb and flow of life creates new opportunities for people who […]


Domestic Violence

All of the recent focus on domestic violence may cause us to point fingers. Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, Jonathan Dwyer, Roger Goodell and Hope Solo are among those being singled out for their behavior. What if everyone involved in such a situation was named? Would your name be among them? How can relationships be rescued […]


“It isn’t where you came from; it’s where you’re going that counts.”

Ella and Ruth lived in different times and had some very different challenges yet their lives illustrate the assessment, which Ella was quoted to have uttered, “It doesn’t matter where you came from; it’s where you’re going that counts.” Let’s explore where they came from and how they made their lives count. Ella Born in […]