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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
October 31, 2019

Pushing Past My Limits – Let God Take The Lead

Has it really been three and a half years since I started this whole book writing thing?! Sometimes I marvel at where I’ve come from where I started. If writing has taught me anything, it’s that God is always pushing past my limits to get me to the place where […]
August 28, 2019

Back To Normal

I find myself navigating the road back to “Normal” after an extended season of side-trips, shortcuts and bunny trails. While away, I succumbed to the ease of clutter and the ever-expanding piles of “stuff to take back.”   Finally, I’ve returned to the dwelling I fashioned. The walls are laced […]
March 27, 2019
facing painful emotions

Five Steps To Face Painful Emotions

I can still remember it like it was yesterday. There I stood on the front porch staring out into the darkness. The tears came as they inevitably do and I wiped them away with a napkin plucked hastily from the kitchen counter. I could just barely make out his silhouette […]
September 17, 2018

Conditional Gratitude – It Shouldn’t Take A Crisis

This weekend we saw two major storms unleash their full fury on both sides of the globe. Hurricane Florence ripped across the Eastern seaboard of the United States. Meanwhile on my side of the world, Typhoon Mangkhut mangled the terrain of the Northern Philippines and Hong Kong. Both storms dumped […]
October 24, 2017
my two cents on turning 50

My Two Cents On Turning 50

My 50th birthday came and went with little fanfare. Don’t get me wrong, we marked the occasion with a night on the beach and dinner out with my daughter. Still, I didn’t take the time to consider my two cents on turning 50 or fully consider the significance of entering […]
June 20, 2017
What Happened To My Blog?

What Happened To My Blog?

Some of you may have been wondering, “Where is Shellie? I haven’t heard anything from her in months!” If you’ve actually noticed that I haven’t been around, then bless your little heart! Yes, I have been away from the keyboard for quite a while now and I thought it was […]
April 11, 2017
Dealing With Disappointment

Dealing With Disappointment

When’s the last time you were blindsided by a good dose of disappointment? Regardless of who you are, dealing with disappointment is an inevitable part of the human experience, which unfortunately hits when you least expect it. Maybe the hardest thing about disappointment is that it typically rides on the […]
October 13, 2016
mind every moment

Mind Every Moment Of Your Life

There are seasons in my life where I spent more energy anticipating a future moment than I did living in the one I actually occupied. If I could just make it a few more days, weeks or months to that next milestone event, then those moments would be the ones […]