Savoring My Darkest Day

John 1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Some memories are so distinct.  The clarity is so crisp and real that you can relive every moment, feeling, smell, and sight. Your senses come alive with the memory and savor that time in history. Usually these are the good…

He Said, She Said. Nobody Understands…

I am sure everyone has these stories to tell too….. We’ve all been there – I say tomato, you say tom-ahh-toe. I see black, you see white. Is the glass half full or half empty? You go left, I want to go right. Well, this is true of all relationships at some point. There is…

Brick by Brick, Step by Step

Definition of my journey… how I am turning the brick wall I hid behind into the pathway I walk upon. I had no idea that I had built such a strong and sturdy wall over the years until I decided to take it down. It was revealed to me in a slow fashion, with only…

Penny from Heaven. In My BED???

The alarm clock sounded…too early in my opinion. I like my mornings much better when I wake naturally, and watch for the minutes to click away before my alarm goes off. This was not one of those mornings most likely due to a restless night. I had entered my bed and bedroom the evening before…

the Real me…

Who am I and what am I doing here in blog-land? Well, I have always loved the art of writing, and have frequently played around with words to entertain, to inform, to challenge, and to reflect.  They have usually been for my own benefit, and I will continue that trend….. for now. (except for anyone…

Behind “That” Closet Door

We all have “That Closet”… It may be disguised as a room, a drawer, a garage, a spare room, a bed, a car or some place.  Not surprisingly we find that in many instances it is also within our very own self. It’s the area that is parking lot to much of our messy “stuff” or…

We Were Just a Table Full of Women

Holidays and family get togethers are hectic and chaotic scenes.  We usually spend these with an extended family of friends and many branches of in-laws, outlaws, neighbors, and strays. The best part is after the meal is over and everyone retreats to their respected groups – men with the men, women with the women, and…

Squirrels in the Outfield

Have you ever had those moments when you get totally distracted by a shiny object or an inappropriate thought?   I have heard that the simple term for this is “squirrel”.  I am sure it was generated from a scene in a movie that I either missed or didn’t pay attention to.  Regardless, the term has…

“I Do, Something New, Something Blue”

Everyone wants their wedding day to rank as one of the best days of their lives.  The memories are clear even though the day occured over 25 years ago. The pain they bring now is more heartache as I realize that the vows we exchanged have been unravelled in a courtroom and in our hearts….

Twenty Year Trek To Confession

   Bless me Father for I have sinned.  It had been over 20 years since my last confession.  Pretty alarming for a proud Catholic mom, woman, and catechist.  A bit more so since I was a catechist to the second grade CCD classes for a good 7 or 8 years at my church, leading many young…