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Damaged Strength

Ten days in the redneck, hillbilly town I spent my teen years in. What the hell was I thinking?!I left the town 33 years ago. I’ve been back to visit a grand whopping total of three times, yes, roughly once each decade since my escape. Thirty years away… not nearly long enough. I’m fearful of […]


Living With a Loved One’s PTSD

Nightmares. Rage. Addictions. Avoidance behaviors. Paranoia. Hyper-vigilance. These symptoms are the everyday realities of living with a loved one who has PTSD. For family members and friends who don’t have PTSD, it can be difficult to understand. PTSD symptoms can be triggered by a wide variety of things: sounds, situations, smells, even common words and […]


From Hot Mess to Blessed, by Julie K. Gillies

I am in a season of my life in which I am a hot mess. Truly. Unfortunately, it is a season that has lasted… decades? Maybe, but certainly for YEARS! Enter, the new Bible Study by Julie K.Gillies, titled “From Hot Mess to Blessed: Hope to Propel Your Soul and the Promises that Change Everything.” […]


Abundance in All Things

Read: Isaiah 54-55 I selected the word “abundance” as a focus for 2017 while reflecting on my financial reality and business resources. These two areas need a serious infusion of abundance. Then I read Isaiah 54-55, which cracked my heart and my mind wide open to the possibilities! God offers and promises His people abundance […]


I’m Sorry, I Promise!

Probably two of the most meaningless and misused words in the English language are “sorry” and “promise.” We want desperately to believe them when we hear them. We accept the apology and forgive. We accept the promise with renewed hope. Yet 99% of the time, they fall flat.   We know that if someone is […]


All wives Are Warriors

Yep, all wives. We are designed to e warriors, alongside our husbands. Remember that crazy verse in Genesis? “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Genesis 2:18 A suitable helper? Seriously? In the garden, charged with caring for and having dominion over… everything? A […]


Another Role Emerges

Business owner/operator. It’s in the very early planning stages, but our new kombucha brewery and tea house is coming to life in my head. The name “Bella” has captured my imagination. Italian for “beautiful,” it was perfect for our new chihuahua puppy. And now it is perfect for a company name, featuring our adorable Bella […]


Life Coaches and Mentors: Do YOU Need Them?

This week as I was outlining my new ideas for writing, business, and educational projects, I kept thinking, “What the hell are you thinking? Who do you think you are? Leave all that to the life coaches, the mentors and gurus. You’re ‘just’ a writer, not a mentor.” In the past, along with all of […]


Friday Readers’ Grab-bag

Happy Friday! This post is a bit premature, but I’m setting it and sending it anyway. I’m kind of weird like that. It’s in my head and I want it out to make room for more stuff. Moving forward, as I earn my way into more inboxes and create ever more useful content and products […]


Center-punched Sideways Again!

How do I keep getting knocked so far off track that I’m not even sure I’m still on the same internet as my readers? By now, I’m sure my readers recognize the signs and the pattern. Yep, when I step away and get quiet, it means that I’m questioning (again?!) my purpose, mission, goals, and […]


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