Encouragement · Healing · moment of truth monday

Moment of Truth Monday

I am a survivor of 1980’s train-wreck trends. Some of those include but are not limited to: parachute pants {mine were gray}, a single white glove {thank you, Michael Jackson}, feathered hair + mullets, multiple ear piercings, large Esprit book bags, moon boots, and tight rolled jeans. Pictures of this decade cause me to cringe…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

Encouragement · moment of truth monday

Moment of Truth Monday

Whales intrigue me. Just ask my family, my favorite pastime is whale watching. Their behaviors and instincts fascinate me because they create amazing backdrops for life lessons. Whales follow a specific pattern {a rhythm, if you will} that I would like to emulate. Whales feed in the cold waters of Alaska before making a six-week…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

Encouragement · moment of truth monday

Moment of Truth Monday

Traditions are nice. I appreciate how they offer a baseline for routine, because I love a good plan. Hearing stories of what others do “every year” for holidays is a great instructor for those of us that can’t do the same thing year after year. For some, it’s a matter of distance and finance. For…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

Encouragement · Hope

Moment of Truth Monday

Words are my jam. Lyrics, novels, hand-written letters, journaling, and analogies are among my favorites. The ones kindly spoken and those that inspire healing, their power leaves me awed. Words are carriers of healing and conduits of hurt. We have the ability, with very little effort, to build up or destroy. What a responsibility we…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

Encouragement · Healing

Moment of Truth Monday

I love music. Seasons of my life are marked off by specific songs and hearing them can immediately usher me back to the skating rink, fairgrounds, or summer tour road trip. Growing up, my sister often expressed her disbelief about the number of lyrics I retained. Because music was my path to healing, lyrics were…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

Encouragement · Healing · Hope

Moment of Truth Monday

Several years ago, we were evacuated from our home. In the thick of a significant drought, with grass resembling hay and crunching under foot like a fall leaf, our area was desperate for rain. Many grass fires had already been extinguished, so when I saw the smoke rising I immediately knew. It started with just…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

Community · Encouragement · Hope

Moment of Truth Monday

Wearing a disguise, pretending to be someone/something else, and escaping my everyday routine was my favorite part of Halloween as a child. The smell of those plastic costumes was second only to the smell of a new iron-on t-shirt from Peggy’s Top Shop. Along with my sisters, we collected candy in pillowcases, stayed out begging…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday