On true love…


Love is a trusting surrender to the destructive and ultimately reconstructive nature of relationship. In healthy relationships this cycle is balanced, intimate and so fruitful a yearning for this growth process develops. The fruit: Compassion, kindness, humility, responsibility, discipline, patience, gentleness, power, healing, forgiveness, peace, joy.

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Daily Reminder


All those parts in the bible where it says: The greatest of all His commandments is love... Never use scripture for debate... Don't quarrel... It ain't hard to love the lovable... Love the unlovable... What's inside the heart matters more than the behavior... Oh, and that part where Jesus' greatness wasn't a list of platitudes but …

Why “The New Trophy Wife” deserves a closer look.


(Dragging out my soapbox 'cause I'm short) Kristen Houghton published an article a few days ago called "The New Trophy Wife" that essentially suggests the new definition of a trophy wife is a woman who's got looks AND brains AND power. Overall, while it's encouraging to see anything that remotely supports women's success and intelligence... It's …

Good grief.


Within the last ten weeks I've celebrated the birth of my nephew, married the love of my life in the best wedding ever, honeymooned, celebrated my birthday, and celebrated the birth of my niece... Then suddenly, we were grieving the loss of my newborn niece suddenly at one month old, and again mourning for my grandmother who passed away two weeks …

A Simple Choice


Having an 11/5 birth date in the US has made for some interesting news over the years. The 11/5/08 headline showed citizens of the same country whose original constitution didn't consider slaves human, had elected a black man president. Somehow, today I'm still reading about what laws are needed to make a human legal in …

Letting go


The other day I was listening to a song about trusting and relinquishing control when I started thinking about the one thing we probably all agree on:  Nobody can control the world.  No animal either but they tend not to care so much.  We may be able to master and manage some things, but never will we …

It’s important to agree it’s wrong when our black brothers and sisters die.


German blood runs through my veins.  And I just don't understand how violence and looting is supposed to solve anything.  I'm an upstanding citizen and my family is deeply respected.  Why do I need to focus my energy on something happening to black people in neglected communities?  It's not my business and not my fight.  Enough people …