“I am looking for a dare to be great situation.”

Exhausting!  That is the only way to describe this week.  Thank God it's done.  This weekend is going to be a giant ctrl-alt-delete, and next week it'll start all over. I interviewed this week for a job that I really wanted.  I thought it went well, but I found out the next day that I … Continue reading “I am looking for a dare to be great situation.”

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The road will go on . . .

I spend a lot of time in my car.  My job and my home are 50 miles apart, so my round-trip commute is approximately 2 hours long.  I also live a half-hour away from my church.  So I spend a great amount of my week behind the wheel of my little car. Ever since I … Continue reading The road will go on . . .

Endless Winter (poem)

Winter started long ago Ushered by the summer wind that blew No more bright days of warmth Only a fragile memory or two While summer burned so bright and hot Snow suffocated all that gave life Ice hardened everything it touched A broken heart in eternal frozen night While summer burned like an inferno Winter … Continue reading Endless Winter (poem)

Overdue confession

It's been a long time since I have written a personal post.  I could easily say that I don't know why I have allowed that drought to occur.  But the truth is that I do know why.  So much has happened over the last several months.  Things that have left little time for writing, things … Continue reading Overdue confession

Learning how to be angry was the easy part . . .

Anger.  It's an ugly monster.  It creeps in and steals the peace from your mind.  If left to fester, anger turns into bitterness.  For some, anger is easily shed like dirty socks.  For others, anger hangs on like a like-sucking leech.  I am among the later group that struggles with anger. My anger flares when … Continue reading Learning how to be angry was the easy part . . .

. . . but we can be broken together

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhxELo-uD3c Expectations are dangerous.  We get and idea in our head about how a situation will play out, or about how a person will be.  Inevitably the idea that we have held to so strongly  fails to become a reality.  We are instead faced with a situation or person that is less than what we … Continue reading . . . but we can be broken together

30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 26 – Things You’d Say To An Ex

My mom once gave me a wonderful bit of wisdom after a break up:  "Boyfriends are like jeans.  You have to try on several to find the one that fits perfectly." I had my first boyfriend when I was 13 years old.  His name was Dave McFall.  I'm friends with him to this day. I … Continue reading 30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 26 – Things You’d Say To An Ex

30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 3 – Your First Love and Your First Kiss

Today's writing challenge topic is actually something I covered, in part, a few days ago.  Today though requires a little bit of expansion on that previous post, and requires me to delve into dusty but sweet memories. Day 3:  Your First Love and Your First Kiss Young love.  It's a beautiful and magical thing.  Feeling … Continue reading 30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 3 – Your First Love and Your First Kiss

Looking for neon and blinky arrows

Lately I have been doing a lot of thinking and praying about my career.  I can't shake the feeling that the career I feel in love with so many years ago is not the career that I am meant to retire from. I fell in love with radio when I was just 9 years old. … Continue reading Looking for neon and blinky arrows

Deliver us from evil . . .

Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering.  Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated.  You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, … Continue reading Deliver us from evil . . .