Category: Misc

  • Intentional Living When Life is Hard

    Intentional Living When Life is Hard

    I could swear that when I try to make plans and set goals that God laughs. As 2013 came to a close I read a few time management books and resolved that 2014 would be the year that I blogged intentionally and started a VA business. I planned to devote daily time to gentle exercise […]

  • When Mother’s Day is Hard

    When Mother’s Day is Hard

    I don’t look forward to Mother’s Day. I’ve been blessed with a loving husband and four beautiful children but it’s hard not to think about prenatal losses and toxic family relationships. If it were up to me, I’d be happy just to take off to the beach for the day and avoid church, restaurants, and […]

  • National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

    National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

    “The best thing a family can do in the case of an emergency is to be prepared, and that includes having a plan in place for your pets. We hope that families take into account some simple steps that will help them feel ready to respond should disaster strike.” – Kostas Kontopanos, President of Hill’s Pet […]

  • #YesOn2: My Answers to Some Common Concerns

    #YesOn2: My Answers to Some Common Concerns

    Last week I published a blog post explaining my support of #YesOn2. Since then I’ve come to realize that I’m a distinct minority in the conservative Christian community for my medical marijuana advocacy.  A voter guide has been making the rounds of our community and has been sent to me a number of times. In this blog post, I’d […]

  • Learning to Forgive

    Learning to Forgive

    “And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespassed against us.” – Lord’s Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer When we think about self-care, forgiveness probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Making our spiritual life a priority is an important part of self-care. When we’ve been hurt, it’s hard to think […]

  • First Blog Post…My Reason for Writing

    First Blog Post…My Reason for Writing

    What is my reason for writing? This blog, in a way, is kind of a brain dump of some of the 50 years of experiences I’ve spent on this earth. In my early days of Twelve Step recovery, I often wondered if my “war story” was kind of tame compared to others who had spent […]