Tag: change

My Thriving Plant

My plant is thriving. Nearly 3 years later. The plant had been given to me by my 2 closest friends. They were (still are) married to each other.  They were my anchors in my greatest times of need. The plant was a gesture of kind wishes as my marriage came to a close and my […]

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The Queen and the Pawn

I was playing chess with Caleb the other day. It’s been a while. I had to brush up on some rules and we helped each other along the way.  I studied the players; their power; their worth. What has stuck with me over the last few days is Caleb’s question: “Isn’t it possible to get […]

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Rainbows and Seasons

There were some sad spots in my day today. I was missing My mom quite a bit and wanted to call her. For the first time in 20 months it sunk in that this would never be a possibility again. Denial? Time? I then thought about calling 2 or 3 other people who I used […]

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Obligation v. Spirit

I am choosing my spirit over obligation. It took a long time to decide this because I was of the mindset that I could fulfill both my promise to stay in my marriage and preserve my spirit. When the sacrifice poisoned more of my spirit than it promoted, I battled to sync the two. It […]

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Christmas Day Uncaged

  I’m amazed! There is a world that exists on Christmas Day beyond the one that I’ve always known. As I run through the trails today it reminds me of how I felt when I stopped drinking alcohol. When I quit alcohol I so clearly remember being shocked that there were actually people who did […]

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Letting Universal Attraction Lead the Bear Mountain Hike, Sedona, AZ

God is an incredible artist! The way the colors blend and contrast looking out from this Sedona summit are unreal. There is no explanation. On the hike up to this peak at the top of the Bear Mountain trail we were challenged and awed.  One of our games was to find letters in nature that spelled […]

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The Quarter Moon and Friends, Setting an Example

The quarter moon sits nearly alone in an early-morning powder blue sky.  Even though it only shows a part of itself, the power that it commands is unmistakable.  I know there is more to that moon, though it waits it’s turn to light up fully and show it’s capability.  One visible star fades from view dissolving […]

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Emotional Growth Beside My Daughter

I cannot count the number of times it has been commented to me by family and friends over the past 2 months how my 16 year old daughter has changed, how she has matured in this past year.  I see it too and I wonder what has transpired to cause it.  It’s a positive change.  Growth, […]

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Happy 50th Birthday to Me, A Gift From the Universe

It is sunrise on the morning of my 50th birthday and I am sobbing because I am overcome with the intensity of the portrait I am viewing.  It is a gift like no other and I am having a hard time believing that it is for me.  It is though, for me.  I am worthy. […]

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