Meaning and Reason

Amid the chaotic moments Of every day: The chauffeuring The working The phone ringing The lessons to arrange And the deadlines to juggle There comes the calm Of knowing That all that matters Rests here Behind my own front door That no matter the challenge We withstand We overcome Stronger Than any days of solitude … Continue reading Meaning and Reason

The Sun and the Moon #MondayBlogs

The sky has two true loves And sometimes they share her arching sphere With one expansive embrace She can hold all within her heart With still more love to give The sun and the moon Share the sky During midnight sun falls And early moonrises As northern summer Reaches beyond the horizon The sky blankets … Continue reading The Sun and the Moon #MondayBlogs

A Road Home

For all of the blue Mondays That passed in less than a blink The steps to home remain the same The memory of where I played Chasing fireflies through late dusks And the familiar faces from then to now The ache of those we miss Fades into the gratitude Of togetherness And the joys of … Continue reading A Road Home

Grace ~ #wwwblogs

A blanket statementOf twisted scriptureTorn awayFrom its purposeWhat is craven Hides beyondThe Sunday smilesAnd politician handshakePrejudice beginsAt the pulpit In un-anointed wordsHintingAt a holy contextWhen the soleMessage and lessonWas meant to beLove For all and for everyNot a scant fewLoveWas the commandAnd loveHas long been lostBeyond the fire and brimstoneOf hatred ~ Caroline A. Slee

Loving the Lows…#MondayBlogs

21 days until my #thisis40 moment. 🙂 Today, I'm thinking about our love story. Lara and I knew each other back in high school. We had mutual friends in common (as happens in a smallish high school), and so were familiar to each other. We didn't reconnect until I had already been given my cancer … Continue reading Loving the Lows…#MondayBlogs

The Song That Never Ends…#MondayBlogs

I don't know if this is unique to my children, but they sing "the song that never ends." Depending on who's having a grumpy day, the other one will start singing it just to needle the grump. Their unexpected side benefit is the slippery loss of my sanity, as I put my head down on … Continue reading The Song That Never Ends…#MondayBlogs

Friday Philosophy…Hatred

You've been hearing a lot about hatred lately, haven't you? It's been gussied up and paraded about as a "solution" to the current problems we are facing. It's an oversimplification, though, in my opinion. Or, to rephrase, it is intellectually and morally lazy to demonize an entire people based upon the actions of a few. … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Hatred

Tuesday Thoughts on Well-Being

It is breast cancer awareness month. It is also the month in which I drag my entire family up the side of a mountain in a race. For fun. Haha. They're not convinced yet (well, okay, Moses is totally on board), but they will be. In honor of the breast cancer month, I thought I'd … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts on Well-Being

Friday Philosophy…Sudden Death

No, not sudden death overtime. Just the unexpected - and not death in the most literal of terms, either. The sudden death I refer to can be the death of a dream, a friendship, even a point of view you have held close to your heart (see last week's Cognitive Dissonance post haha). Basically, this … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Sudden Death

Friday Philosophy…In All Directions

That's not a crack at that kid band, One Direction. My mind is moving in many directions today, so I've been addressing that by getting my hands dirty and rearranging very heavy objects in the office. Exertion cures a multitude of ills! I'm thinking of changes, adventures, risks, and the major undertaking I'm beginning next … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…In All Directions