To the sibling of a special needs child…

I see you. You do not demand attention because you are always watching. You are the one jumping in to respond like a parent because you feel the honorable weight of love, protection, and devotion toward your sibling with challenges. We have to intentionally carve out time for you to be a child. You haveContinue reading “To the sibling of a special needs child…”

Important Questions if You Have Lost Yourself…

A gifted teacher named Eddie Villa posed three questions in a talk I heard a while back. They are still with me. What do you want? Why does it matter? What happens if I don’t do what is required to get what I want? Can you answer those questions? I have written before about howContinue reading “Important Questions if You Have Lost Yourself…”

When it’s time, it’s time…

It’s time, folks… The tree is looking sad, the needles fall when you look at them, and the lights are sagging. As joyous as it is to decorate and enjoy the warmth and festive atmosphere of the holidays, it is exceedingly rewarding to pack everything away. It’s a new day and new year. It’s timeContinue reading “When it’s time, it’s time…”

Emmanuel and the End of 2020

We’re almost there, friends. Our world has seen upheaval of numerous variations since the beginning. This year added a new layer in the memory bank of humanity. I have always found a certain strange peace in being past a big event and the reward of some breathing space. Breathing space can begin the slow andContinue reading “Emmanuel and the End of 2020”

Catching the runaway train…

Life gets busy. Even when we think we will have extra time, it slips away. We do the day to day things, and before we know it, the day is gone. The next day, the cycle begins again. We assume that how things are going is just how things go. Expanding our world and personalContinue reading “Catching the runaway train…”

It’s okay to want more…

Does it feel selfish or greedy to want more from life? Would you be comfortable admitting this to others? Until recently, I was not. In hindsight, denying my desire to stretch myself for a larger experience was inauthentic to my true self- the person I was created to be. What if great minds from centuriesContinue reading “It’s okay to want more…”

The hardest question you didn’t see coming…

“What do you want?” That’s a simple question. I was asked this several months ago in a class and I was not sure how to answer. We all have the automatic answers, of course- for our children to be happy and safe, to be healthy, you know, the usual answers. I was not allowed toContinue reading “The hardest question you didn’t see coming…”

Who You Are is All You Have to Be

Most people want joy in their work. Most people want to bring value to the world. Most people want to be authentically themselves as they move through their lives. Most people want to know they are making a difference and not wasting their time. Most people want time freedom. Most people want out of tradingContinue reading “Who You Are is All You Have to Be”

A unique creation of infinite worth…

Do you believe you are a unique creation of infinite worth? It is not arrogant to say so. I’m not talking about the current joke of being a snowflake- unique yet fragile. Claiming your unique design and infinite worth is an act of strength and validation of what God says about you. It is anContinue reading “A unique creation of infinite worth…”

Natural Body Care Gifts for $20

Tis the season for some self-care and t-l-c for others. For many, the majority of our experiences this year were, and for the coming months, will be contained to the home. That doesn’t mean luxury should be lacking for you or anyone else. There are countless choices for body care products many of which containContinue reading “Natural Body Care Gifts for $20”