Create Your Future

FMF – Create Today’s word is Create:  This is another chance to write with the crowd at Five-Minute-Fridays over at Kate Motaung’s blog.  We write for five minutes and post.  We give each other feedback and just encourage that writing process!  Join…it’s fun! For me it’s a summer of packing,… Read more“Create Your Future”

Hype only Builds Hysteria

Hysteria has been around for a long time, and the end results remain the same. It starts when fear raises its ugly head, looks around and tries to convince someone else to join a fight. It acts as a smokescreen to a person’s sense of inadequacy. It ends in someone… Read more“Hype only Builds Hysteria”

I Want to be Like A Whale

Why Would Anyone WANT to be Like a Whale? I quit dying my hair ten years ago, around the same time I quit wearing face powder, mascara (unless it’s a really special event) and eye shadow. I don’t have anything against hair dying and makeup, I just got tired of spending… Read more“I Want to be Like A Whale”

Finding Haven on Earth

I didn’t leave a letter out on this post’s title.  I really want to talk about finding haven on earth, not ‘heaven’.  Because, well, we won’t find heaven down here.  But we can find haven. Harbor. Port. Refuge. Favorable opportunities. For me, a haven represents anything that brings peace to… Read more“Finding Haven on Earth”

What I Wish Christians Understood about Cheer

Are Kind Words Enough to Cheer Up an Anxious Person? It says it right there in Proverbs 12:25, “Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.” Unfortunately, some Christians believe kind words can serve as the only antidote to anxiety. They can’t. Kind words provide a… Read more“What I Wish Christians Understood about Cheer”

Suspect Someone Has a Mental Health Issue? Read This

People Never Expect to Have a Mental Health Problem I didn’t expect to hear that my twenty-year-old daughter had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder in a text message from my sister-in-law—who heard it from someone who came along with the person who came to the emergency department to evaluate Sarah before… Read more“Suspect Someone Has a Mental Health Issue? Read This”

What Grows Within Her

I sit in the counselor’s office and try to think of light conversation gambits to fill the silence before the other ladies arrive. “Would you like some tea?” I ask. “No, it’s sorta hot in here already.” “You’re right,” I agree, “but there’s some lavender tea and I’ve never tried… Read more“What Grows Within Her”

Don’t Miss the Obvious

In retrospect, I wonder how I could miss the obvious. In fact, looking back at my adult life, I think I’ve missed the obvious on more than one occasion. For example, a student gets caught smoking weed in the dormitory and spends three hours going berserk and ends up in… Read more“Don’t Miss the Obvious”

Maybe You Should Pass

My Grandma B was a self-proclaimed Rook champion. She loved the game and made sure that each of her grandchildren knew how to play. When we were very young, she would put on her visor and call us to the Formica topped table in the kitchen where we would perch… Read more“Maybe You Should Pass”

FMF: Untie or Unite? What’s it going to be?

Join the Five-Minute-Friday group as Kate Motaung gives us a prompt and we write for 5 minutes and post.  But the best part about it is that you get to read other’s posting on the same subject…or are they?  Check it out! Today’s word is:  Unite. Change the place of… Read more“FMF: Untie or Unite? What’s it going to be?”