You Are Such An Idiot!

  Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! How many times do I say things like this to myself during a typical week? Honestly, more times than I would like to count. How much angrier do I get with myself for making mistakes than I would with my kids or a … [Continue reading]

She’s Still There

She's Still There: Rescuing The Girl In You is the title of a book that has come out recently by author Chrystal Evans Hurst. I am anxiously awaiting its arrival in the mail which I am pretty sure is today. I am intrigued by the title because at 47 … [Continue reading]

It’s Almost Here…

I read my 1st article of the season about gratefulness yesterday and it flipped the switch for me. I think I am ready to enter the Fall season. I am aware that many schools across the country have already begun but here in Oregon, we do not go back … [Continue reading]

Total Eclipse and Other Happenings…

Hello from the Southern Coast of Oregon! For those of you who are not aware, in about 3 hours (9:15am) there will be a total eclipse of the sun. Oregon is in the direct line of this eclipse and I happen to live on the Oregon Coast. Most of the … [Continue reading]

Beauty Out Of Ashes

There is nothing more thrilling than taking one of the sunniest and most relaxing times of the year and saddling up to read a book on suffering. Yet, this is where I find myself. I am enjoying it so much that I have found multitudes of excuses not to … [Continue reading]

Rest Involves Work

  I was reading a blog post a few weeks back about how much work it takes to be able to rest. I felt such relief when I read this because I thought it was just me. It's not that the work is bad, I enjoy preparing the pizza for our friends … [Continue reading]

Create Memories With Your People

Summer is here! Time to relax, go camping, have BBQ's and go on vacation.  Vacation is traditionally defined as, "an extended period of recreation, especially one spent away from home or traveling." When I dream of vacation I dream about sitting … [Continue reading]

The Run

  So I mentioned last week at the end of my post about finishing a 1/2 marathon here in town. It was a spectacularly beautiful morning and I was anxious but comfortable at the same time because of my familiarity with the course. I knew … [Continue reading]

One Foot In Front Of The Other

  Well, here we are! Summer has arrived, Wahoo!! I for one am thrilled about this because I am soooo ready to be warm! Of course, I will have to leave town in order to get warm as unfortunately, the Oregon Coast is not known for balmy … [Continue reading]

Peace, Love and Fish

This past weekend we introduced our children to Mr. Wonderful's other greatest love. It is his first love, after his love of God, and although I come in a close second there is nothing like the peace that comes over this man when he gets in the river … [Continue reading]