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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 […]
July 30, 2020

Making Memories | Our Mountain Vacation

We’ve spent the last week making memories in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Doing all the things I only dreamed of a few short months ago…fresh air, mountain streams, kids at play and don’t even get me started on the peaches! I’ve always enjoyed our mountain vacations…scattered out […]
July 2, 2020
July 4th Memory Roundup

July 4th Memory Roundup

I’ve always been the sappy one in the family, I’m the one who drags everyone out to celebrate holiday observances. I love crowds and togetherness. I just like to be “in the mix”; especially, after spending years out of the country during most major holidays. But then there’s 2020, the […]
May 29, 2020

Dance In My Kitchen | Shake Out Of It

I woke up the other morning with a good case of ditzy on the brain. I had actually set an alarm for an early morning Zoom call…well, I guess 9am is early if you have no other place to be. However, regardless of the set alarm and a calendar reminder, […]
April 23, 2020
where is my norman rockwell? - less than ideal

Where’s My Norman Rockwell? | When Life Is Less Than Ideal

I must admit, my present-day picture seems less than ideal, and, right now, my real life does not resemble a Norman Rockwell painting. Frankly, it’s easy to regard my current situation as one that must be endured, rather than lived. I’ve heard Covid-19 described as this generation’s defining moment and […]
April 9, 2020
I Choose Joy

I Choose Joy | My Top Ten Joy Bringers

I’ll be the first one to say that the last four weeks have been a stretch for me…emotionally, spiritually and physically. I am confident that this quarantine will eventually end and I will once again have the freedom to leave my house. And, I can guarantee a few words that […]
March 24, 2020
quarantine culture shock

Feeling Covid 19 Quarantine Culture Shock? | A Few Expat Tips

So, are you feeling a little Covid 19 Quarantine Culture Shock? It’s been long enough that the novelty is long gone, yet the end is still unclear. Girlfriend, I’m hear to say, “I feel ya!” Some of you may or may not know that I have served as a global […]
December 3, 2019
Controlling Your Weight Over The Holidays

Holiday Eating Survival Guide – Controlling Weight Over Holidays

The holiday season is chock full of celebrations…all revolving around eating. It’s no wonder some of us feel helpless with all the festive food choices.  It’s enough to make you want to throw in the towel. But, I am here to say that several scattered occasions do not have to […]
November 28, 2019

Full To Overflowing – Happy Thanksgiving – [Printable]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The fourth Thursday in November that marks a rare departure from the typical priorities and patterns of modern-day life. Thank God for Thanksgiving! My heart is full to overflowing. Thank God for… Light with the flip of a switch A chilly glass […]