A little over one year ago, frustrated with my unwieldy weight and a knee that ached from injury, and determined to age better, I grabbed ahold of the fitness reins and headed in a new direction. The gym quickly became a routine friend–a priority regardless of the demands of business and personal obligations. After all,Continue reading “How New Routines, Jolts of Adrenalin + Shedding Weight Has Invigorated My Work-Life Journey”
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Book Review: Collaborating With the River of Life
While I’ve readily deployed a certain level of resilience and tenacity amid the storms of life and work, a continually tenacious attitude can be exhausting—not only to me but also to those in my sphere. Therefore, at this intersection of resilience and realization, I believe the opportunity for collaborative peace resides.
When you decide
Decisions are powerful. My husband, Rob and I made a 30-day decision yesterday. It centers on our values – and on a particular activity underpinning our values. The resolve and solidarity we both expressed were palpable. I’m excited and hopeful and calmed by our decision and the decisiveness girding it. There’s something about certainty andContinue reading “When you decide”
Oh Mother Sweet
Oh mother sweet,I wish to meet you over coffeeand to see, How flowers playand palm trees swayand hope aboundsin every day, Oh mother sweet,next time we meetI’ll hug you tightlovingly greet, You with the loveyou gave to mewhile skies aboveshine sun on thee. #jbpmicropoetry
Conservative: Aversion to Change or Reverence to Our Values?
As I awaken this morning to the birdsong of summer, I read stories of people standing their ground, voting for life, delighting in our Lord’s favor and being the light.
Book Review: Finding Truth and Beauty
I’m reading a new book, The Truth and Beauty: How the Lives and Works of England’s Greatest Poets Point the Way to a Deeper Understanding of the Words of Jesus, by Andrew Klavan. While listening to Klavan being interviewed on the topic, my soul felt immediately soothed, and my mind thirsted for more. So, IContinue reading “Book Review: Finding Truth and Beauty”
It’s peaceful now, and what I see
Is calm repose of big palm tree
Valuing Each Moment
This chapter of life is about living fully today. As the sands in the hourglass of my life become weighted more heavily at the bottom, I place less emphasis on the long game as I do the current moment. What value am I offering to others in my sphere–as well as gleaning for my ownContinue reading “Valuing Each Moment”
Navigating the Storms of Change
What changes you? What splits you to the core? When the turbulence of change abates, you begin clearing away the debris. What you find may be perplexing, or clarifying, or both. I’m finding both in the wake of a series of changes over the past several years. This blog will explore the journey forward.
Adieu Sweet Ann
Oh Mom, I miss you something fierce,An advocate whose love did pierce,Through any doubts, through any lows,And seeds of confidence you sowed. Your words of wit and wisdom bloomed,And never could we then presume,What sentiments you would exhumeFrom deep within your thought-filled rooms. How easy it could have been to brood,But girding you we understoodWasContinue reading “Adieu Sweet Ann”