But What Does OK Mean?

“And yet, our society seems to think we should brush ourselves off after a life-altering change, go back to work and be OK.  But, what does OK mean?” That’s a quote from Heather V. Shore’s new book, Deeply Wounded Hope.  Another that made me smile is God saying to her...
When We Come to a Fork in the Road

When We Come to a Fork in the Road

It’s a Sunday afternoon in the Spring, a lovely opportunity to go for a relaxing ride out in the country.  Such a beautiful day; you decide to park your car and take a hike!  The road you’re on is quiet, almost no traffic or other people. To your delight, leaves,...
The Next Time I’m Bruised, I’m Gone

The Next Time I’m Bruised, I’m Gone

I had a favorite chair.  It sat at a huge picture window facing the deck, overlooking the pool and the dock and the lake.  I loved that chair and its view.  It was blue and white kind of knobby fabric; big and square so I could snuggle in with a good book. A nice warm...
Once You Wake Up, You Can Never Go Back to Sleep

Once You Wake Up, You Can Never Go Back to Sleep

Have you heard the statement “Once you wake up, you can never go back to sleep”? How about “Once you Know, you can never Un-Know, and you’re held doubly responsible!”? (I don’t like this one so much…doubly responsible???!) I think Bessel A. van der Kolk’s statement is...
If You Don’t Like the Story You’re In … Change It!

If You Don’t Like the Story You’re In … Change It!

It’s treated by many like a 4-letter word, but it’s not.  It’s a process that we tend to avoid; very few humans embrace change, even when it’s necessary.  I call it the “R” word … some liken it to the “F” word. Responsibility.   There, I said it! Here’s what Google...