Category Archives: Gotcha Thinkin

Your clothing speaks…

How we dress, do our hair or wear accessories actually says a lot about us without saying anything at all. It can in many ways tell you about personalities and the core make up of people. Now I realize this isn’t always the case and it can come across as judgemental, but I can assure […]

When a 9-year-old teaches the 39-year-old…

“Hey mom! Check out this roly-poly!” the almost ten-year-old girl said with excitement. I glanced quickly down at her dirty little hands and saw the tiny grey bug cruising along her pink skin. She has been ever so busy the last few days with building a roly-poly habitat in a large bucket. She has all […]

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 […]

We should always be on the mission field

No matter what stage of life season or predicament we are in, we should always see ourselves on a mission field. If you have ever raised kids, you might remember the long days of character building, forgiveness, and exhaustion from managing the immaturity of growing humans. You may have thought I was talking about just […]

I Need You and You Need Me

I came to my desk to write and stopped to stare a moment out the bedroom window this afternoon. I was sipping on a little jar of kombucha. The chimes clanged and clonged with the wind knocking them together. We are probably going to get an early spring and the juniper tree that offers it […]

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.

About that word BRAVE

Everywhere,  we see the word brave. What is it, what does it mean? Everyone is sure they want to be it, the word is pure adrenaline and highlighted with a lovely shade of the coolness factor. We all want it because when we are brave, we allow the change in ourselves that is most certainly not […]

The Way I Voted.

If you think this is a post telling you all about who I voted for and why you would be mistaken. I wouldn’t share that with you, no matter who I voted for. Because, really, why would I want to know that about you? And, Why do you need to know that about me? So, you […]

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 […]

Making Puzzles a Picture

I like puzzles. I mean the board puzzles not puzzling situations that I have no control over. The great thing about a board puzzle is that you have control over making the bigger picture come to life and then you can see it finished after sometimes many hours of long staring and trying to fit […]

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 […]