On Faith

Today I want to share with you this quote that I came across as I read the book Chase the Lion – Jill ** photo is compliments of Pixabay.com

Chasing Dreams

Last year—shortly before we moved—I needed a diversion to the craziness of life, and decided to see what concerts were scheduled at the American Music Theater. Wynonna was in town, so I purchased a ticket to see her show. As I drove to the concert I chided myself for going. “I really should be at…

Victim Impact Panel

“I’m not sure I’m in the right place,” I voiced to the guard at the x-ray machine. “Is this where the Victim Impact Panel meets? I’m looking for Sam.” He held out his hand. “Hand me your purse.” I swallowed the lump in my throat, relinquished my purse, and stepped through the x-ray machine. “Upstairs…

Which Way Are You Running?

She paced the gym floor like a caged animal. “I need to get out of here!” she blurted as she grabbed my arm and pulled me towards the door. “It’s the middle of the night! We’re not supposed to leave!” I responded tensely. “I can’t stay here. I need to breathe.” “Where do you want…

One Word. One Verse. For 2016.

With one exception, my New Year’s Resolutions are always somewhat worthless and broken after the first few weeks in January. For those reasons, I no longer make New Year’s Resolutions. Still, as each December 31 approaches, I find myself looking in both directions – forward and backwards – as I reflect on what was and…

Return to Sender

For several weeks this summer I felt like the title of the old Elvis Tune, “Return to Sender,” because my address was unknown. I don’t ever remember a time when I didn’t have an address. I mean – an actual, physical address. The kind of address where there is a residence on the property and…

Lancaster County Ten

When this post appears in print, I will be somewhere in the air. During the past few years, when the final leg of any trip concluded, I always found myself in the familiar territory of Lancaster County. Not so this time. I penned this list a few months ago, but held off on posting it…

From a Teen’s Perspective

June 19, 2015 Todays post is printed with the permission of my youngest daughter. Over the years, on top of being Mom, I somehow acquired the role of proofreader. As such, I get the privilege of being the first to read the essays, book reports, and term papers penned by my kids. One of the…