Compassionate Encouragement

             This past week was . . . . . tumultuous.  There have been some pretty towering highs, and a few crushing lows.   Both personally and in the news.              As we’ve previously discussed, I have chosen to keep myself safe by “curating the feed” […]

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Limber Adaptation

             Not all lessons are pleasant.  In fact, most aren’t.  It could be due to how growth can cause pain, discomfort.  Often our progress takes us places we never thought we’d go. And that’s just not always easy.              Forward momentum is what sometimes hurts.  […]

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Holding Faith Close

             We can all agree, there’s much going wrong right now.  What takes more words and more belief, and a bit more reaching, is to see how loads of shit is actually going well.              Years ago, during a particularly challenging period of time, that […]

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More Than Managing

             Our grandbaby tells us now she’s not a baby.  She’s a “big kid” (as if we need a reminder, from her).  She turned 2 at the end of January.  (TWO!)  Yesterday she walked importantly out into the backyard with a pair of floral snips to harvest a handful of […]

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Continued Observations In Grace

             As the overwhelming negativity continues everywhere we turn (I recently heard someone say the ocean is dead, why even try), as we approach a very hope-filled, jubilant (but traditionally controversial) weekend, I try my best to stay over on the positive side.  I am actively practicing my gratitude.   […]

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