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It’s a Wonderful Life

Remember no man is a failure who has friends. ~Clarence in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” Dear Friends and Family, As we watched the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” last night, a tradition that always causes me to reminisce about my sweet Daddy who loved this movie, I was struck by how successful my life has been. I am […]

Letting Go of Holiday Expectations

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! At least, that’s what the songs tell us, but maybe for you, it’s not. Maybe it’s a time when you are reminded of all of your inadequacies as you scroll through stunning photos on Instagram. Maybe  your heart is breaking in two as the grief over losing a loved one threatens to […]

Shadow Walking: Follow Me

While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.  And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on from there he saw two […]


I wake up early in Nicaragua. This is a strange thing for me as my natural tendency is to sleep until the last possible moment and even then I get out of bed begrudgingly. But the sun rises early here and so do I. The early mornings are filled with charm. The sun is already warming me as a soft […]

When I Don’t Want to Choose Dignity

We are already 2 weeks into 2015 and I have to tell you that I am NOT liking my one word for the year. Who thought dignity was a good idea?!! Deliberate made sense. It gave me the opportunity to think through what I do, to set goals, to make lists. It meant that I wasn’t going to let life just happen […]