Moving back to the rural Midwest, after living on the west coast for a couple of decades, I have found that my taste buds are out of place here. In southern Minnesota the food du jour is meat and potatoes. […]
I remember going forward for prayer at the altar at church one Sunday. I was in my late 20s. This particular morning came on the heels of several months of devastating life circumstances. Not only did my husband lose his […]
I’m sure we’re all familiar with Mr. Newton’s laws of motion. His First Law states that a body at rest will remain at rest unless an outside force acts on it, and a body in motion at a constant velocity […]
I woke up this morning feeling empty and dissatisfied. All I could think about is what I lacked. The thoughts tumbled and taunted and I couldn’t escape them. So I did the only thing I knew to do to find […]
We joked a while about how each generation is so different from the next and then she sobered and said something I am still thinking about. She said, “You know what my biggest fears for them are? Isolation and Individualization. Through social media and the ability to customize everything in their life to be as they prefer it, from the individualized music channel to the movies and TV streaming on demand, etc. they are spoon fed the ability to ‘have it their way’ all the time.
It’s another hot, sun-filled June day. I remember many just like today while growing up on a farm in Iowa. After getting my chores done I spent alot of time outdoors in our yard and ajoining timber. My imagination ran […]
Every year, I participate in an online songwriting challenge called February Album Writing Month (FAWM). You’re supposed to write 14 songs in the 28 days of February. (You should join me this year! You can write just lyrics, just music, […]
It’s the first day of Christmas Break for this teacher… and I had grand plans of relaxing, getting a pedicure, and packing for the cruise I get to go on next week (thanks, Mom!). I had intentions of […]