Men: Real, grown-up superheroes.


I'm a 32 year-old woman surrounded by real men: My father and grandfather, best friend, brothers, friends and colleagues at work, home, church and life. Beyond our very different individual relationships, they all have one thing in common: They protect me. So here I stand, a petite woman only 5 feet tall and backed by …

Remaining hope-filled: If it’s not good, it ain’t over yet.


This weekend, while absently allowing an advertisement to play, I heard a powerful quote: "It's always good in the end.  So if it isn't good, it isn't the end yet." On Sunday May 27th, I listened to a friend of mine sing, tears springing forth as I listened to him pour out with passion and …

The structure of a purpose-filled relationship


This interesting read reminded me of how important purpose-filled relationships are in life.  A purpose-filled relationship is like standing on a diamond, rock-hard foundation, as one of two firm pillars of support under a beautiful, crystal vessel filled with the substance of life. You see what's above, and it's worth the effort. You don't worry about …

Scrimps: Choose to find the good in everything.


Yesterday I shared fruit from my grapefruit tree with my overzealous young neighbors. This morning I read a budget at work that referred to scrimps. Last night, a stranger explained that the real depth and beauty of salsa lies in everything done between the major downbeats... A lot like life, isn't it? It would have …