10 Ways to Spread Christmas Cheer

Walking through the shopping malls and large retail stores, we have been assaulted with Halloween candy, a snippet of Thanksgiving decor, and a whole lot of Christmas. The pace has been set and it's full speed ahead. We are now fully immersed in the "holidays." Some have been humming Christmas songs quietly and others are … Continue reading 10 Ways to Spread Christmas Cheer

Divisiveness Over a Rainbow?

"Wow! Mommy look!" The young toddler continued waving their hands and pointing. "Mommy, what is that?" A young and impressionable mind, so observant and curious, soaking up information and knowledge every single day. "That," mom states, "is a RAINBOW!" "But Mommy, where did it come from? What is it doing? Where does it go? Can … Continue reading Divisiveness Over a Rainbow?

Why Not Choose!

At the corner of a very busy intersection was a small gathering of the brightly colored fowl type gossipers. And with them was another who was much more common, not nearly as colorful or spectacular. And yet, there they were all assembled together. You see, there was a sprinkler watering the grass and part of … Continue reading Why Not Choose!

Our Vicious Canker Sore

Very rarely do I write an article using first-person singular pronouns. For one, the purpose of my blog is to be a place where I can offer hope to others based on my own struggles and experiences in life. And secondly, I think my opinions and feelings are more appropriately written in a personal journal. … Continue reading Our Vicious Canker Sore

Top 10 Strategies for Your Auto Accident Settlement

It was a beautiful and sunny summer afternoon. The sun was shining brightly with no clouds in sight. With the windows of our vehicle open, we traveled to our destination. We had one quick stop to make first, the gas station. We drove in and settled into one of the lanes for refueling. We stopped behind … Continue reading Top 10 Strategies for Your Auto Accident Settlement

What I Really Mean When I Say No

Her cell phone suddenly rings, jarring her awake. She peeks at the screen and sees the name of one of her dearest friends. Her phone so rarely rings that she's not sure whether to answer it or not. She only has two options, answer or leave it. She has been in this situation so many … Continue reading What I Really Mean When I Say No

Those Who Feel Too Much

She sits perfectly still and is willing the thoughts in her head to go away. Urging and nagging thoughts accompanied by emotions so raw and fierce. She looks about to see whether anyone is looking. She is certain that others can see her heart pounding through her shirt. It's rapid and intense. With each beat … Continue reading Those Who Feel Too Much

5 Things Not to Say to a Suicidal Person

I Just Want to Die! Do I have your attention? Good! If someone said this to you, do you know what you would say? What you would do? We never know how we're going to respond in any given situation. It isn't until we receive training and experience that we learn what is best. But, … Continue reading 5 Things Not to Say to a Suicidal Person

Breathe! Just Breathe!

I approached the entrance with only one task in mind. I needed to purchase my final Christmas gift and then I would be done. I was grinning because I knew there would be so many frantic last-minute shoppers and I was so glad I wasn't going to be one of them. With a bit of excitement, … Continue reading Breathe! Just Breathe!

Hurricane Harvey, Faith and Apples

Does your life feel as though it's upside down? Is the strain on your relationship feeling too strong? Do you cry out for help and hear nothing in response? Well, if you answered "yes" to one or all of these questions, then you will relate well to what I have to share. Shaken Faith I've … Continue reading Hurricane Harvey, Faith and Apples