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OPEN LETTER TO COVID

OPEN LETTER TO COVID

Dear COVID, I QUIT! I know, I never formally, started, willingly under you, yet you seemed to have been consuming my time anyway.   I want to declare, with nothing less than a clear and conscious declaration that                I quit! I quit being submissive to your...

Burgers & Blessings

Burgers & Blessings

McCy-Dees, pretty please!!!! Don’t get me wrong, I love eating at home.  Really, nothing can beat those homemade noodles with soft, savory made-from-scratch- bread and hand-battered chicken of which only grandma holds the recipe.  But I also miss the savory,...

May I remind you…It’s Okay!

May I remind you…It’s Okay!

Whatever it is that you are feeling, thinking, fearing, hating, or loving I want to offer you a reassurance in the fight towards resilience by saying--it is okay!   We all need to hear this. May we all read it, speak it, share it, believe it. Together we...

I see opportunity in chaos. Here’s why.

I see opportunity in chaos. Here’s why.

Opportunities are still now.  They are just different.  We are shifting into a new type of society, at least for the time being.  Often our anxieties and fears will hide our views of what opportunities still sit firmly in our hands.  We are easily...

I never really cared if the Chiefs won

I never really cared if the Chiefs won

But I did learn that the Chief’s cared— about more than just the game! I know, I should have been more of the cliché, Kansan fan for the Chief’s being in the Superbowl.  But before this accomplishment, I never really watched a whole lot of NFL teams.  I did...

Relationships are the best holiday gifts!

Relationships are the best holiday gifts!

Holidays can be wonderful and fun!  They also can be exhausting and stressful.  Though this is true across all social classes and communities, it is particularly true to families that are already at risk via employment, housing and/or income.  Alongside that, holidays...

A 4th of July reminder: Freedom is found in Faith

A 4th of July reminder: Freedom is found in Faith

The beautifully, cliché songs, celebrations and honors of the fourth of July are some of the best.  Traditional.  Ceremonial.  Memorable.  I love all of them! Statistically, July 4th is one of the most traveled times of the year, one of the most...

3 Ways to Find Hope in Hardships

3 Ways to Find Hope in Hardships

I went for a jog today.  It was a fresh, misty, slightly-chilly day.  My favorite!  It always feels great to walk outside for fresh air and open space where the only sound I hear is the beautiful tone of music I have singing in my ears.  However,...

Toilet-Paper-Talks Taught Me This…

Toilet-Paper-Talks Taught Me This…

This year, 2020, is my first full-vision of quite a few things: My first time to experience a medical pandemic; The first time I ever hear of sporting events being canceled; A new view of interacting with elders and the caution that is needed; The first time I have...

This is how I hear I love you…

This is how I hear I love you…

Being a mother of three, one with ADHD and two from child welfare, and a spouse to an introverted, quietly humble, lets-not-talk-about-it, law enforcement officer, I see things a little different when it comes to expression. You may relate. We come from many areas...