My Dear Valentine

Thanks to Valentine's Day, February is known as the Love month.  The Valentine's Day holiday roots originated in ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration commemorated annually on February 15th.  Pope Gelasius I converted the pagan festival into a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14th the to be St. Valentine's Day.   … Continue reading My Dear Valentine



Fall is my favorite time of year.  The temperature is not too hot, not too cold and no humidity... PERFECTION!!  Lol.  Plus you have all the beauty and colors of the trees changing colors.  Now what comes after Fall, I could live without...dreaded Winter!!!!  You have this season of beauty that fades to barrenness and … Continue reading PERSPECTIVE IS EVERYTHING

Let It Go

Live Right Now...... Sometimes life, circumstances, challenges, tragedy and the emotions that result from all of the above can be overwhelming.  Many of us, in an attempt to keep moving forward, swallow or set aside the normal emotions and heartache that accompany hurtful things and keep pushing forward...keeping ignoring those things, trying to keep them … Continue reading Let It Go

Change the World One Life at a Time

"I don't know what your story is, where you've been, what you've done, or what has been done to you.  But I do know from God's Word that you are not here, in this place and this time, by accident.  As you give God your time, your gifts, your resources and talents, he will use … Continue reading Change the World One Life at a Time

How Do You Define Freedom

Freedom is defined by Merriam-Webster as: the quality or state of being free; the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action; liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another; independence. Obviously this month more than any other there is a lot of talk and attention drawn to freedom because … Continue reading How Do You Define Freedom

Navigating The Storm

Navigating the storm... says this on the topic of navigating... "Navigation, in a broader sense, can refer to any skill or study that involves the determination of position and direction." In the course of life, we many times may find ourselves in the midst of circumstances and challenges that seem like a storm raging around … Continue reading Navigating The Storm

An Uphill Battle

I want to throw out a disclaimer in advance regarding this blog entry.... My goal is not to be debbie-downer, but instead to raise awareness to the plight and struggle soooooo many veterans and their families are facing.  My hopes are this: #1) The totally broken VA healthcare system will be destroyed and rebuilt in … Continue reading An Uphill Battle

Fight the Good Fight

If I’ve learned anything it’s that a service member’s fight doesn’t end when they return home from war or are even when they are discharged all together from active duty.  A battle still rages, on multiple fronts.  Most everyone is familiar with or at least heard of the PTSD battle and the coinciding battle for … Continue reading Fight the Good Fight