Category Archives: Fixing Problems

When you feel like giving up…

The age-old question, “are you going to give up?” plagues every one of us at some point and often many times over. We are tempted to ask the words when we are on diets or in the throes of a tough exercise routine or neck and neck at the end of the race. These words […]

Brown Sugared Truth

My husband and I recently attended a Love After Marriage workshop. It was 3 and ½ days. It was our first LAM experience. We have been to a lot of different marriage seminars and such in our 21 years of wedded bliss. This one takes the cake as the most thorough. It focused a lot […]

I will no longer shop at Victoria Secret

When I was about 14 years old, magazines from Victoria Secret would flood our home weekly. Or at least it seemed weekly. Before I was even 14, I had self-esteem body issues. I began dating the man who is now my husband at that age. I was fairly mature for a 14-year-old and desired to […]

Run Away Notes 101

Movement moves my mind. Yes, Whether I’m in the car, on a train, in a plane, or making my body work by jogging. My brain is coming up with all sorts of creative ideas. My imagination is creating new chapters of stories, little fine details of peoples faces, adding emotions to the characters and sometimes […]

Hey North American women. What are you marching for?

Hey North American women! What are you angry about? Why do you proclaim to be so enraged? Do you not have everything you need plus more? Have you been in the shoes of an innocent ten-year-old girl on the streets of Thailand playing with a passing butterfly unaware that you were to be given to […]

Friend or no?

In today’s society, I don’t think its easy to keep and develop good friendships. We are too busy, too swamped, to make it worse, we communicate so often over cold, impersonal mediums such as texting! If you’re communicating with a friend of text message, things can be misread, or misstated and often ignored altogether. It’s easy for them to pretend they never saw your message.

Project Novel in the Face of Fear

The last year, I have not been writing much on my blog, but I have been writing. I have been working on my first Novel and have completed it to the point of editing it. I don’t know if people will enjoy the story or not, but the accomplishment in and of itself is big […]

I can’t be your friend; without you.

I’m unclear who coined the phrase, “ If you want a friend, be a friend”, but it rings true. I don’t know how many times I have repeated this to my kids, probably at least five thousand times. 😉

Exercising your TRUST muscle

Central Oregon flipped its switch from Spring to Summer about two weeks ago. It’s been warm and right now, we are getting drenched by rain that is falling so hard you would think the drops are in competition with who can get down to the ground the fastest. It’s one of those rain storms where […]

I struggled for a long time and didn’t realize it.

This was not easy for me to write, but I feel it’s important to write it, even if just one person reads it and it helps them it’s worth it to me. So I did, I wrote it. I hope that it may be able to help you. Once upon a time, I didn’t know […]

Get Out The Pom Poms!

When I was a teenager, I participated in the sports cross country and track. I still do some running events once or twice a year with the husband as he really enjoys the sport. I get what I call the “back to the barn” syndrome. That is what happens when you have taken your horse […]

The Wife of an Entrepreneur: 10 Things Learned

I married a man, who loves business, leadership and adventure. I knew this before I married him, but as we were both pretty young, he was just getting a taste of running a business and who can know where your road will take you for sure? It has taken us (closing in on twenty years) […]

Said NO ONE EVER

I wish I wouldn’t have prayed so much. ~At the end of their life, said no one ever. ~ I wish I wouldn’t have stopped and listened to the little person that needed to talk, I wish I had not hugged them, I wish I would have passed on by and ignored them. ~At the […]

Six Notes on Life as a Parent

Kids are a necessity to life and a gift from God, even if they do wear us down to a nubbins! A few things I am learning and have learned about parenting! 1. I must hide while on the phone for longer then 2min. What I have found, is that pointing to the phone and […]

God Wants His Glory Back

Today, I feel happy.     I feel Love. I feel Hope. And I feel that if life gets any better I might have died and gone to heaven. Nothing special has happened. I didn’t win the lottery, (my chances at winning would improve, if I actually played it) and the kids are erupting in […]

One Hour Shoes

I like shoes. Why do I like shoes? I have no idea. Why do some dogs like bouncing balls? Yea, I can’t answer that either. I have always liked shoes. Not so much handbags, I like those, but I am content with the bags I have for years as long as they hold up! But, […]

Text Me

Texting people is a form of communication. It has somehow made its way into our lives as a BIG form of communication. Its quick and unfortunately for the sender its just like a conversation that once you hit send, there will be no retracting what you just said. Technology is cold,find a real hand to […]

The Reflection of Time

I sat staring into a dark computer screen. It wasn’t dark really, I saw me in the screen. I saw me as a child then a teen then an adult. I saw me for who I once was, and the memories that linger there of a journey I have been on. The time that has […]