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Stories of Love: The Love Boat

Some called it the Love Boat. To the people we served, it was known as the big white ship. I simply called it home. Officially though, her name was Anastasis, a Mercy Ship offering free medical surgeries and humanitarian aid in West Africa. They say you can hear the ocean calling. For years, I wanted […]

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Stories of Love: An Unexpected Fall

My husband Jeff and I lived in the same city, and ran the same streets for a while. I would see him run by with his group of guys and always admired their ability to run early, late, in the cold, the sweltering heat, and sometimes in the sprinkles…but they were just “older” dedicated men. […]

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Stories of Love: Long Distance Runaround

Ten years ago, when I was 20, I traveled overseas for the first time to study abroad in London. I chose London because I love the Rolling Stones and I’m too dumb to learn another language, so it seemed like as good a place as any. One night in early November, two girls I didn’t […]

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My Best; Your Best; Different, Yes!

My Best; Your Best; Different, YES! We are all different, our schedules are different, our marriages are different, our kids are different, our expectations are different, our ideas are different, our experiences are different; WE are DiFfErEnT!! I have been reflecting on my life for a few months, but especially the last few weeks. My hubby and […]

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Why I Hate Fixer Upper

When I typed the title of this post, I immediately ducked as if rotten eggs were already being hurled at me. I fear the hate mail I will receive and perhaps should be concerned about my personal safety. I am not sure I can bear the weight of the fury and outrage sure to come upon me. When I picture Chip and JoJo reading the title […]

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Conscious Coupling

Children change us in so many incredible ways. It’s often said that you’ll never know love like the love a parent has for a child. “Just wait,” people say, “it’s not easy but it’s the best thing around because they make you a better person.” What a beautiful dream life it seemed to be in […]

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