The Gift of Grace

It came into my inbox, almost two months after I thought the pressure of gift giving was over.  But there it was – I was faced with the challenge of a white elephant gift exchange.  I’ll be honest, these things stress me out.  Not because I don’t like giving gifts, but because I don’t like … More The Gift of Grace

A Greater Reward

I am a seasoned expert at pouting.  I know how to do it in every form.  There’s the “hissy fit” that comes with a high-pitched voice and some excellent foot-stomping.  There’s the “heavy sigh” that usually includes a good eye roll.  There’s the “fat lip” followed by slumping shoulders.  I’ve even mastered the “fake happy” … More A Greater Reward

Waiting for the Path

When it comes to people, I’m very patient.  I’m always holding out hope someone will finally change.  I’ll calmly explain a concept ten different ways to help someone understand.  I don’t typically get road rage – I assume someone has a dire emergency or they wouldn’t have dared to cut me off.  (Just let me … More Waiting for the Path

Bring It

I feel as if I’m in a battle with life lately.   I’ve been winning.  It’s as if I have somehow realized all of my opponent’s best tricks, my coach has handed me the exact right weapon to overcome each tactic, and I have been invincible – for a while.  But instead of accepting defeat, this … More Bring It

How to Have Faith

My husband loves going to Las Vegas.  He says there is a thrill and a rush that comes with the potential of winning money. And from watching him and his friends gamble, I’ve seen first-hand the excitement that builds with each win.  They turn into these fascinating creatures, getting louder and louder, high-fiving each other … More How to Have Faith