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Finding Your True North

In the shelter of hushed and magnificent moments, we may feel answers resonating within us regarding thoughts or questions we are contemplating. In finding my own true north, my greatest direction is prayer and by following my true north I am guided and comforted...

Always Help Someone

A quote by philanthropist Steve Maraboli says," A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal." There are people from all circumstances in life whom on any given day, God may put on our path. It is up to us to discern how best to help. Sometimes it is...

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Be Still, Your Prayers Will Be Answered

We have just celebrated the beauty and the glory of Easter with gratitude for all we have been given through God and His Son, and the hope of bright new beginnings. Sometimes though, our hearts are still longing for more, as with answers to prayers that are still...

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Spring!

There are few things more beautiful than a fresh Spring day! With her exquisite new beginnings, Spring brings hope for good things ahead. Our new beginning is what God gave to us when his son, Jesus Christ was crucified. With Easter less than a week away it provides...

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Gratitude

Dear Readers, Some Mondays I feel I have more to express than others, this week will be a little quieter. The simplicity of what I have to share lies within us. There is a calmness and a gentle, tender peace in a life filled with gratitude. Wishing you a beautiful...

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The Helpers

In the tumultuous days that have turned into weeks we have seen such inhumane regard for human life through the war between Ukraine and Russia. We have seen courage in the face of adversity in its finest form as the Ukrainian people, especially mothers and children...

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Somewhere Can Be A Special Place!

"Somewhere" can be a very special place when you are taking a road trip, or just a drive for the day to ponder the magic you may find there. For me it was a new city in 1992. It was a new beginning, new friendships, new home, new schools for my children and new jobs...

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Just Where You Are

Have you ever felt as though you seem to be standing still while the rest of the world is moving all around you? Each one of us has a unique set of circumstances that are a real part of who we are, and they can contribute to how timely things happen for us. While some...

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Faith, Hope and Love

"Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened." This quote by Charles Spurgeon paints a picture vividly in my mind and in my heart. God's love speaks to us daily in different ways. We may feel this love in the faces of...

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“Strength To Love”

Today is Martin Luther King Day, and a day I celebrate with all of my heart, mind and soul. In his book STRENGTH TO LOVE, parts of it composed during some very tumultuous years, he wrote in a deeply personal way of his commitment to justice. After consistently being...

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Courage

Good Morning and Happy New Year! As we begin this year, 2022 together I wish you great happiness and wonderful health. I also wish you COURAGE. It is an attribute that we build most of our human traits upon. Difficult things will  be placed on our paths in life, not...

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It’s A Wonderful Life!

This movie, its timeless lessons always touch us especially around Christmas time. Year after year it warms our hearts, even more if that is possible. We learn from it to cherish friendships and relationships, value our experiences, to be a good person of fine moral...

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“We Can Do Hard Things”

Life has proven to many of us that we will be called upon to do hard things. For any number of reasons and at any time, life changes needing us to find the strength, hope and faith to do them. As a parent I have watched my children face challenges, and as a daughter I...

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“It Won’t Always Be This Way…”

Taken from the pages of my book are many of my life experiences, especially that there are many unknowns. The hills and valleys are the ups and downs in our lives, and are the teachers of our inner strength, daily courage, faith and hope. I learned firsthand over...

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Trust Your Journey

Today I am sharing a quote from one of the world's loveliest humans, Audrey Hepburn. Her style, kindness, charm and sincerity have always drawn me to want to learn more of her life, one which was so full of grace. One quote in particular of hers that has influenced my...

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Pay It Forward 9/11

On 9/11 September 2021 I listened to a one minute video on payitforward9/11.com. It is a way in which we can all help our world as we continually recover from and never forget 9/11. Twenty years ago the events of 9/11 changed us forever. In spite of the darkness we...

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Summer’s Lease

"Summer's lease hath all too short a date." William Shakespeare said it best. As I write this post it is nearly the end of August, 2021, and I have already felt a wisp of Fall wash across my days. I will miss summer and all that she brings. It has been said that '...

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The Light Which Shines Within

The late, beloved Maya Angelou penned many beautiful inspirational quotes in her lifetime, many of which I try to live by. One in particular I will share. She wrote, "Nothing can dim the light which shines within."  In our lifetimes we will have many challenges to...

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In The Quiet Moments

A couple of weeks ago I was in Utah visiting a very dear friend. One of the days we went through Provo Canyon and stopped to drink in its majesty. For those of you reading this blog and you have visited there you will know of what I speak. Blue, blue skies, puffy...

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Live In The Moment!

"If you spend all of your time focusing on the ending, you are going to miss the show!" When I recently heard these words they hit home to me. I realized the importance of living in the moment each and every day. If we are always in a hurry trying to get to the end of...

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Our Heroes

I have known many heroes in my lifetime, many in my own family. One in particular whose courage and noble qualities set her apart from anyone I will ever know again. With a string of pearls around her neck and a beautiful smile, she made everyone feel better...a...

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