Category: Choices

Root to Rise

Here in the Unites States on this day of reflection, I am reminded of opportunity.  Whenever a nation, city, family or individual is confronted by sheer devastation, be it a massive terrorist attack, an overwhelming storm or an acute crisis, there’s shock, grief and…

The Lesson of Grizzly Gulch

Last week we hiked up another beautiful canyon to a place called Grizzly Gulch.  Now if your imagination works like mine this name conjures up all sorts of images.  The hike offered some spectacular views of the canyon on a winding switchback trail bordered…

Marriage Musings

The other day I attended a bridal shower where the honored guest asked everyone to offer a piece of marriage advice.  It is always interesting to stop and consider marriage from the perspective of someone just diving into it.  With every ounce of newlywed…

Whisperings of the Soul

Recently my family moved about 1,500 miles from the place we’d lived for the past 12 years.  We’ve approached the experience with a mix of gratitude, sadness, joy and adventure.  We are so grateful for the life we lived in San Antonio and the…

Overwhelming Ocean Crossings

There was a man named Nephi (pronounced Knee-Fye) who was working to take his family to a safe place where they could live peacefully and worship God.  He sought heaven’s guidance as he journeyed toward this place and God promised him that he would…

I married a kind man and other musings on a 20 year relationship

As I mentioned in my “Love Story” Facebook posts a few months back, Ritchie and I went on our first date Valentines Day 1997 which means that we’ve spent the last 20 years cultivating our relationship.   As I look back and reflect on how…

Things I learned my first week in business

So it turns out when you accidentally start a business there are quite a few things you have to learn really quickly.  Here are a few tidbits I picked up this week: Important Acronyms to know:  FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number) LLC (Limited Liability…

The Accidental Entrepreneur or The time I tried to buy an ink cartridge and ended up starting a business.

A week and a half ago, after setting the intention to be more budget-conscious I found myself needing a black ink cartridge.  Those things are expensive and I didn’t have enough left in my weekly home management budget to buy one.  I could’ve used…

Experience Joy

Each day we breathe we’re invited to increase our capacity for experiencing life, for really living.  We can choose to use our experiences to support this goal of being vibrantly and fully alive.  Many times we notice this invitation when we feel sadness, grief,…

There is something beautiful nearby…

you just have to look to notice it.