Who Am I?

A few weeks back a friend of mine posted a question on Facebook, “If someone asked you who you are and you couldn't answer with what you do, could you answer?” I thought about that question for a moment, started to type my reply, deleted my reply, started typing again and then deleted it and…Read more Who Am I?

To Boldly Go …

Every journey begins with taking the first step, right? I disagree; I believe that every journey begins with someone choosing to take the first step.  Bilbo’s journey didn’t begin until he had the courage to sign the dwarf’s contract and leave the comfort of Bag End. And so it is with every journey we take.…Read more To Boldly Go …

Living a Different Dream

Living a Different Dream.  That's what happens when you've spent 9 months expecting and dreaming of your child who will become all that YOU have dreamed they will do with their lives.  Then, they are born, and the dreams you have are shattered and temporarily replaced fear, sorrow, and despair.  Over time, those feelings give…Read more Living a Different Dream

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Follow the Yellow Brick Road When Dorothy needed to find the answer to an impossible problem, how do I get home from somewhere that isn’t even on a map, she followed the yellow brick road.  Wouldn’t that make life so much easier? I have been on a similar quest with this blog and wondering when…Read more Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Go with the strength you have!

Have you ever been in a place where you needed to accomplish something, but didn’t feel like you even had the strength to get out of bed?  I have been there many times in the past few years, but the most overwhelming time was more recently, just a short seven months ago.Let me open the…Read more Go with the strength you have!

Where the story begins …

Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.  ~Arthur Koestler My story begins with a song of joy.  “A song of joy,” you ask?  Why, yes!  On August 6, 1999, A Song of Joy was born in a small hospital in Zachary, Louisiana.  She weighed a mere 5 pounds, 9 ounces…Read more Where the story begins …