Planning Your Work, Working Your Plan

  Summer is officially over.  It’s time to buckle down.  But it may be hard to get back into a routine if your productivity dropped off significantly during the last few months.  All the things you meant to do but didn’t get to may be spinning around in your head. That’s why you need a … Continue reading Planning Your Work, Working Your Plan

A Life Lesson from Edith Wharton

  I finally finished House of Mirth from my summer reading list. I wanted to abandon it several times, but it felt like cheating to not to read any of the classics off the list. I tried to read Lady Chatterly’s Lover several years ago on the beach in Aruba. Needless to say that was … Continue reading A Life Lesson from Edith Wharton

Stop and Listen

  Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him as a guest. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he said. But Martha was distracted with all the preparations she had to make, so she … Continue reading Stop and Listen

Motivating Word

SAILING We usually think of sailing as traveling across the sea in boat with sails. But today think of it as moving through your day and your week smoothly and confidently. The ship of my life may or may not be sailing on calm and amiable seas. The challenging days of my existence may or … Continue reading Motivating Word

My Little Secret

I've been keeping a secret from the followers of this blog. I'm not quite sure why I haven't written about it before. Nonetheless, here it is. I started a literary magazine designed to celebrate the creativity and wisdom in every woman. It's called Minerva Rising. The idea came to me in January while I was … Continue reading My Little Secret

Winged Messengers

Yesterday, as my daughter drove to pick up her friend for carpool [she doesn’t get her license until later this month], I noticed a huge hawk sitting on the curb. We slowed down to get a better look.  It was huge and totally indifferent to our car.  I contemplated circling back to take a picture … Continue reading Winged Messengers

Monday’s Motivating Word

Joy I sometimes struggle with the concept of joy. Too often I confuse it with being happy.  But joy comes from the Lord, and it is available to us whenever we stop to pay attention. I feel it when I stand with my hands lifted high, singing praises to the Lord. I feel it in … Continue reading Monday’s Motivating Word

Monday’s Motivating Word

GRATITUDE It seems cliché to say be grateful on the Monday before Thanksgiving. But for some reason this word keeps coming to my mind. Perhaps it is because as I head into the holiday season my eyes are more open to those around me who are less fortunate. I see how much I take for … Continue reading Monday’s Motivating Word

Reading and Ruminating – Krik?Krak!

Lately, I've had a lot of free time on my hands so I decided to volunteer at a local shelter for women. I thought it might be helpful if I taught a writing class, but the program didn't really lend itself to that type of thing.  I went to the volunteer orientation nonetheless. There were … Continue reading Reading and Ruminating – Krik?Krak!