Shutting the Gate

Shutting the Gate

In 61 years of living, if I could choose one entire year to live over again…2019 would NOT be it.  Whew.  That year was a doozy.  It was hard. I’ve seen many people assigning a word to 2019 and a word they have in mind as they enter 2020.  For me – 2019...
A Bad Report

A Bad Report

Yesterday was a hard day for me.  It wasn’t anything in particular and there were some beautiful parts about the day…but all day long I felt like crying for no particular reason. I think it was a combination of things…I was tired from being up late the...
The Green Outfit Story

The Green Outfit Story

I love this story.  It’s story from long ago and it still makes laugh out loud as I think about it today. Back when we were in our early thirties my husband made the decision to venture out and start a new business.  It was kind of crazy move at the time…but we...
Waiting

Waiting

I have never been a particularly patient person and I am VERY bad at waiting.  When I was a young woman I knew my husband was going to pop the engagement ring soon and it wasn’t soon enough for me so I finally asked him, “So what’s your plan?”  His plan was a very...
Hanging in the Balance

Hanging in the Balance

I’ve had quite a week this past week and my life is literally hanging in the balance, yet I am feeling peace and a renewed hope. Let me back up a minute and give you an update. I had previously talked about the expectation of feeling like I was at the top of the...
Answering Anxiety

Answering Anxiety

Yesterday my husband and I grilled steaks for dinner and ate outside on a wonderful California-like day in Minnesota.  After that, we made a bonfire, read books, played music and talked until long after dark.  Yesterday I was free of all worry and anxiety. This...