The Promise to Never Forget

Is it possible to be selfless again? America came together back in 2001 because there wasn’t social media offering up the latest conspiracy theory, spreading false information, and providing annoying clickbait or ignorant memes. We’re mad the Tribute in Light is being displayed in a different way this year – we feel we’re forgetting those who lost their lives so selflessly years ago, but we … Continue reading The Promise to Never Forget

Let’s go Back to Being Good People

This pandemic has brought out the nastiest side of people and quite frankly, I’m appalled at the things people are saying and doing. What happened to not saying anything if you don’t have something nice to say? What happened to spreading kindness and joy and love? I’m challenging all of you, myself included, to state what you are thankful for, what you are grateful for, … Continue reading Let’s go Back to Being Good People

Quarantine Thoughts During a Global Pandemic

Now is the time I wish I had the words – the magic words that would make everyone’s fear, anxiety and worry go away. But unfortunately that’s not how it works. I keep thinking of hope. A word, feeling and emotion that I’ve clung to heavily since high school. When all seems lost, hope is the thing that keeps us going. Hope is there for … Continue reading Quarantine Thoughts During a Global Pandemic

Christmas is a Feeling

Christmas is more than just a season – it’s a feeling. Sure, we call Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day “the holiday season,” and there are a lot of expectations society has made us feel we have to live up to during these months. But Christmas is more than that. It’s pulling Nana’s special recipes out of the cookbook and baking yummy goodies. It’s dancing around … Continue reading Christmas is a Feeling

2018

Change. It comes at the end of every Christmas season. It’s expected, anticipated, and celebrated as we countdown to the new year. We watch that glittering, gleaming, light-up ball that looks so much bigger on TV than it does in person fall as the clock strikes midnight. More thoughts and memories than you’d think possible flood my mind in those seconds between 10 and one. … Continue reading 2018

Shine Your Light

The children’s drama class performed two skits in church yesterday morning, and the second one really spoke to me and probably several other adults in the congregation. This family was home during a tumultuous thunderstorm when the electricity went out. The brothers and sisters, bumping into furniture, searched frantically for flashlights. To their dismay, they had no batteries. Their parents helped them find a box … Continue reading Shine Your Light