Essential Loving

I have been working on a new side gig that I’ve been dying to share with you. It started a few years ago when my Tuesday yoga instructor would give us each a dab two of essential oils on our wrists before savasana (meditation). I fell in love. Not always with the way the oils…

Winter Olympics (so far)

The Winter Olympics have been so much fun to watch. Trouble is, I’ve been super busy and have done most of my watching via the On Demand Olympics channel on television. How much do I dig that? A whole lot… Thank you, Chloe Kim for being such a rock star. You have nailed every aspect…

Romans 12:12

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” -Romans 12:12 (NIV) God always gives us exactly what we need, when we need it. What does he ask from us in return? If Romans 12:12 is any indication, and I know it is, He’s basically asking for us things that benefit us. Let me…

Happiness: A Collage

It has been a while since you’ve seen my sweet granddaughter, Ellie. Look how fast she is growing up! She is pure joy, all love. Until those terrible twos set in. Ellie is a total goofball and crazy girl. We get to be with her a couple days of week and what a blast we…

Proverbs 16:9

A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. This verse from Proverbs 16:9 (NKJV) is comforting, isn’t it? A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. Our hearts point us in the direction. God chooses our right path and guides us. So I’m driving North on Author Boulevard having…

Nothing But Gratitude

Wow! I have experienced a lot of twists and turns in my ten plus years as a freelance sports writer. I’ve shed tears, lost sleep, and given up a certain amount of financial, emotional and mental security. I have contemplated careers in other fields. I’ve had way more rejections/failures than I can even count. But…

My Wish For You

Happy New Year. How many times in the past few days have you heard these words or read the headline:  New Year, New You? For me, I cannot even begin to count. If I had to guess though, it’s been about a dozen or so. And maybe that’s because I’ve been busy scouring the internet…

The Star

This is a great animated Christmas tale for a family with young kids. Or for anyone really! Not sure what to expect? This movie gives you a lot of different perspectives on the birth of Jesus. From Mary to Joseph to the donkey and three kings. It was delightful and I can’t wait till I…

Time For An Upgrade

It seems like Apple comes up with the latest iteration of the ‘best ever iPhone’ every year. People camp out in parking lots just to be the first ones to own the overpriced phones. We desire to get the latest phones for the minor upgrades that they offer, upgrades that we may never even need in…