When You Do Everything Right and Things Don’t Work Out

The hardest thing for me is not when I fail.  The hardest thing is not when I don’t get what I want.  The hardest thing is not when all the things I wish for  do…

Meditation Breakthrough on the “Shadow Farm”

  Last year, a friend of mine named what I see in my meditations:  the Shadow Farm. Overall, the Shadow Farm is a new thing to me.  Or maybe it’s better to say that it’s a…

I Am Enough: Gratitude for Those Who Hurt Me Deeply

There are times when I still think about one particular man and what our relationship could have been, and it still hurts. But I’m grateful that he came into my life the way he did….

How Can I Ever Trust Again?

For the last two years, my biggest personal hurdle has been trust. I was burned to ash and left with the constant question of “how can I ever trust anyone again?”  How many years would…

Be the Person You Needed When You Were Younger

One of my writer pals, M.R. Sellars, shared with me a quote that made me think twice. Okay, actually more like ten times, not just twice. “Be the person you needed when you were younger.”–…

What’s Coming Up, What I’m Working On, and Don’t Worry

Hey, Friends:  I wanted to catch you up on what I’ve been up to since I’ve been missing at times this year and have put almost nothing at all into my writing life.  Or at…

No Coincidence: Everything in Its Right Time

  It’s said that people come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. But really, regardless of the length of time, it’s always for a reason. Sometimes a person comes into…

When the Child Is the Family’s Pillar of Strength

How in the world could anyone expect a small child to bear the brunt of the family’s needs? To be the emotional rock, the pillar of strength? Yet, I remember that burden being placed on…