The final straw…

So, there could have been a lot of things that spurred a change in my behaviors. My father had serious heart problems, a massive heart attack at 54 (quadruple bypass and a valve replacement) and passed away at 63. That could do it. But it doesn't. My brother recently suffered a mild heart-attack at 57. He lives near me. I see the changes he's making. Maybe it should be that. All these wake up calls. But it wasn't. It was something much simpler, much more vane. A tennis bracelet. My wrist is so thick, I cannot wear my tennis bracelet. I can't wear any bracelets.

Testing faith…

Yesterday one of our pastors gave a really beautiful sermon. He started with two questions: Do I believe that God is Sovereign; andIf so, does my life reflect that I believe God is? So what does that mean, exactly? I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.Revelations 22:13 God is the beginning and the …

Week 2

On June 4th I met for the first time with my new personal trainer. Michelle is wonderful. She's bright, fun, and fitness minded, as a good trainer should be. But what I think I love the most after a few weeks working with her and with her program is that she listens and responds. When …

Sisterhood…

You can't make a new, old friend. I don't know who the first person was to say that, but there is so much truth in those words. I didn't fully understand the meaning behind these words until I moved. It was not difficult to leave behind our former home, the security of knowing how to …

My happy place…

The Writing Room I am back home after a week on the road in Houston. I was tired yesterday after working, waiting on the plane and actually flying home. Once home I spent a little time with Frank and Kenzie, changed into my night clothes and then watched some mindless TV until I fell asleep …

Tap, tap, tap

Have you ever gone to bed just fine, and then woke up with a burning idea that just won't leave you be? I cannot be the only one. I have a handful of instances where this has happened in my life. If you've read my writings for any length of time, you might have heard …