Where’s The Freedom?

Fight and you may die, run and you will certainly live at least for a while and dying in your beds many years from now would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our [...]

Robert Downey Jr is a Class Act All the Way Around and I’m a Puddle of Tears

I'll be honest, when my friend shared this video (via his blog - Save a Cactus Hugger) with me last week, I sat down and cried. I didn't cry because I'm such a fan of these two men. I am (and you my readers know that, probably ad nauseum I'm sure.) but that's not the [...]

Recalculating

I used to think I had 1,001 reasons to hate men, turns out I have 1,001 reasons to hate one man and the rest of the poor saps just caught the shrapnel. -- Fisher's of Men. Fisher's of Men is not a new story that woke me up one night wanting to be written. It's [...]

Thoughtful Thursdays: If you are cute and you know it, bat your eyes.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17 I'll be honest, some days I feel more like my old self than I do my new. Some days the old me emerges out of nowhere and I wonder if I've grown any at all. Thankfully, feelings aren't [...]

It’s About Choices

From Elements of Your Life on Facebook My word for the year is breathe. My word for September and October is choices. Everything I do is a choice. Owning my choices is a sign of being a grown-up. I'm not always a great grown-up.  Some days, I would rather shift blame than face myself.  That's [...]

Have you ever played small? Cut it out.

Making myself nothing to suit others is not humility; it's ego and lack of trust. When I make myself small to "help" someone else feel like they are important what I'm really communicating is I think I'm too big for you to handle and you are too weak to see my greatness. Real relationships require [...]

Voice: Who Speaks For You?

You can't find your voice if you only let others speak for you. I love the photo from istock. The person in the middle standing out in red with their arms in the air seems so freeing. A visual "ME! I'm here!" in a sea of beige. It speaks to me and so does the [...]

Breaking the rules.

"Let's face it, I'm at that age where the only way I can lose weight is to either cut my hair or shave my legs." -- Deana O'Hara If you are looking for a what not to say to an audience of mostly men, I can give you a list. There are three things men cannot easily [...]