3 Reasons I Got Up on Sunday

I woke up this past Sunday feeling heavy, tired and unmotivated. And honestly, I wake up that way a lot. On the energy scale of Eeyore to Tigger, I'm a notch or two above Eeyore. And my goal when I wake up is to just make it to the coffee pot.  There, I usually catch… Continue reading 3 Reasons I Got Up on Sunday

Endurance for 2019

Twelve years ago I ran the PF Chang Rock n' Roll half marathon in Phoenix.  I trained for it and felt pretty good till I hit the seventh mile.  Mile seven to mile 13.5 felt like my legs were made of lead and my lungs were full of fire.  I yelled at myself for that… Continue reading Endurance for 2019

A fire that burns what won’t last and strengthens what can never be destroyed

My sister, brother-in-law and their two sons (my precious nephews) live in Redding, CA.  This past few days have been traumatic, but thankfully they did not loose their home to the Carr fire. Many of their friends are sifting through ashes of what's left of their homes. It's truly devastating to hear what they are facing.… Continue reading A fire that burns what won’t last and strengthens what can never be destroyed

7 Thing Keeping Me Awake Tonight

I worked a twelve and half hour day on the acute rehab unit today. Made chili dogs for my sons when I got home and a bowl of sautéed veggies, brown rice and quinoa for myself with a glass of pinot grigo.  Worked in my powerpoint presentation for my community health class.  And listened to… Continue reading 7 Thing Keeping Me Awake Tonight

A Man You Shall Be

Tomorrow, my youngest son turns 13.  His birth came at such a memorable time in my life. It was two days after Christmas and my marriage was in shambles. But God was with me!  God with us, who we celebrate at Christmas, was filling me with hope when I should have been in despair.  He… Continue reading A Man You Shall Be

I think I can I think I can I think I can

Today is the 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks and the 16th anniversary of my first shift as a registered nurse. I think its fitting that today is my first day of "class" in my online RN to BSN program at Grand Canyon University. I completed my virtual classroom with my university counselor, Simon,… Continue reading I think I can I think I can I think I can

eyes on the Author- the every morning struggle to walk by faith

I don't wake up full of vision and motivation.  Actually, what motivates me most is the idea that my french press and single-origin coffee from Guatemala are just minutes away from awaking my senses with it's warm, toasty aroma.  And on those days when I get my stiff, puffy-eyed body out of bed and make… Continue reading eyes on the Author- the every morning struggle to walk by faith

Three Practical Ways to Take Refuge in God

Photo CreditI've been thinking a lot these last few months about what it means practically to take refuge in God.  Refuge isn't a term we use often personally.  On a political level we may think of refugees, and the place they go to flee the danger in their homeland as a place of refuge.  But… Continue reading Three Practical Ways to Take Refuge in God

When your heart is broken on Valentine’s Day

It's not that other days with a broken heart aren't painful.  It's just that on Valentine's Day everywhere you look, go or listen pink shiny hearts and candy pour like salt on your wounds. I've waded my way through the gushing pink day with my own busted up heart many times.  This year I do… Continue reading When your heart is broken on Valentine’s Day

Let Down by God?

This past Sunday I stood in a high school theatre with dozens of people I don't know looking up at the screen where the band was projecting the words to the songs we were singing to God:You're never gonna letNever gonna let me downYou're never gonna letNever gonna let me downWhen I get to church,… Continue reading Let Down by God?