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March 25, 2021
Twelve Months Of Craziness & One Steady God

Twelve Months Of Craziness & One Steady God

Today, on this sunny Florida afternoon, I’m reflecting on the past twelve months of craziness and one steady God. That’s the only way I can adequately describe how the last year has felt on so many levels. On this very day twelve months ago, I sat in my Manila apartment […]
February 18, 2021

My New Favorite Things | Tell Me Yours

Sadly, our attention is often riveted to the saddest and most sensational news of the day. If we’re not careful, we can convince ourselves that there’s really little good in our world at all. Even sadder, is the realization of how easily a gloomy perspective can color our world. That’s […]
February 11, 2021
Power Hours - How To Get Things Done

Power Hours | How To Get Things Done

I’m an idea girl, so I typically keep a list of future projects running on my phone at all times. But recently, I’ve felt like I never find enough time to take anything from the list to reality. I finally sat down to take a serious look at how I […]
January 28, 2021

Midlife Changes | How I Am Trying To Keep Up

If there’s one thing we can all be assured of, it’s change. I find this to be glaringly true in my current midlife season. In fact, I could almost be convinced that little gnomes of change worked tirelessly to stack tons of “changing stuff” at the door to age 53…just […]
January 14, 2021
Happy 6th Birthday FABulous Journey

The FABulous Journey Turns Six

This month, The FABulous Journey turns six.” Wow…six years, it seems like so much has happened and yet it also feels like yesterday. Where was I in January, 2015? My oldest had left home the preceding August to go to college in the US; leaving me in Manila to mourn […]
December 15, 2020

Merry Christmas | Taking A Break Until 2021

First, I want to say, “Merry Christmas,” to each and every one of you who share life with me week in and week out. We’ve spent quite a year together and I must admit that this blog has been a big part of it. Soon after Manila shut down in […]
November 26, 2020

10 Thankful Days – Part Two | Happy Thanksgiving

I’ve often been asked about this unique holiday throughout my years of overseas life…a holiday set aside solely for giving thanks and enjoying family. Today, I’m sharing 10 Thankful Days – Part Two. Happy Thanksgiving everybody! I’m not sure how you are observing Thanksgiving this year. Maybe you’ve chosen to […]
November 19, 2020
10 Thankful Days | Part One

10 Thankful Days | Part One

In light of the events of 2020, it’s easy to see why some of us would just like to close our eyes, click our heels and wish the rest of this year away. Phew, it has been a toughie! But then, I’ve also felt God’s presence, seen His miraculous healing […]
October 15, 2020

God’s Presence In Simple Things

I have become much more focused and aware of nature’s beauty since spending twelve weeks quarantined in my Manila high rise apartment. For 84 days, I could only experience nature from a distance…an image behind glass. Now, I find myself taking periodic walks just to breathe fresh air and admire […]
September 17, 2020
Feeling Put Out

Feeling Put Out | Thankful For New Mercies

Wouldn’t it be great if every single day was puppies and rainbows? I can remember my babies looking up with wide eyes as they asked, “Why can’t every day be my birthday?” To which I explained if every day was a birthday, then birthdays just wouldn’t feel special. I guess […]
September 10, 2020
53 Birthdays - Reflecting On The Seasons

53 Birthdays | Reflecting On The Seasons

Birthdays are interesting things…a time when we celebrate and we’re celebrated for just being born. This week I turned 53, which means I am well-entrenched into my fifth decade. While I thoroughly enjoyed my day of pampering and attention, I’ve come to the stage of life where each new year […]
August 20, 2020

Be The Real Thing| My Trip To World Of Coke

Recently, I made the pilgrimage to The World Of Coke in downtown Atlanta. We southern folks are crazy about our Coke! This place has been on my bucket list for years and it was time to make some family memories. After viewing the museum of all-things-Coke I am now double-sure […]