Forced Humility Defeats Pride When life gets busy I make a do-or-die list with one or two tasks I absolutely must accomplish by the day’s end. Thursday arrived and the truck remained parked in the casino parking lot. I knew I needed to deal with it so the truck made the list. Somehow, some way I would move that truck. That’s exactly how we began our day. Moving Trucks … [Read more...] about Forced Humility Defeats Pride: Writing in the Wait
Apparently there are perfect parents and kids walking the face of this earth…we don’t happen to fall into that category. At all. Class is over; my steps are measured. Already tense, braced for the worst, but heart hopeful today was the day, today would prove to be the breakthrough for my son. As I move to open the door, a flood of self-doubt and insecurity spritzed with shame … [Read more...] about Parents, Have You Received The Antidote?
I’m hijacking the post I had scheduled for today because my heart is heavy…special thanks to Dennis Cardiff at GottaFindAHome for igniting and inspiring my heart to further open itself to the needs of the homeless. Two years ago my husband and I decided to move back to California’s Central Valley to live in community with family. We thought that was best for our kids, now I … [Read more...] about Will You Acknowledge The Needy?
Just as we need to physically retreat to the un-ordinary, we must learn to reign ourselves in inwardly. Too often blame is projected onto others declaring we've been "put in a box". These same people "suffocate and stifle" us, but really, it's our own self-censoring, frailty, pride and need for acceptance (that's the abridged list) that destroys the opportunity for the beauty … [Read more...] about Self-Suffocation