The Good Samaritan Lives

At times, I get discouraged with the news coverage in our country. It seems only the horrific and hopeless make the headlines. To avoid feeling weighed down by all the doom and gloom that’s broadcast, I have been known to go on a news fast for days at a time. I would...

Memo from God

    We all have them. Sometimes we don’t like them, and we want to run from them. Other times we fight for our right to make them. Often, we enjoy the sense of empowerment that comes with them. Decisions. Some decisions are not complicated at all. Others are seriously...

Laughter Therapy: The New Prozac?

Gray may be the new black this fall in the fashion world, but in the world of mental health, I say laughter therapy could be the new Prozac. Unfortunately, depression is a growing epidemic in our country. I could quote all kinds of statistics to support this...

Don’t Judge Me

    I have a confession to make.  Sometimes when I am home alone, I do something that I normally wouldn’t do if my family was around. At times, I even indulge myself in my car when I am riding solo. It’s embarrassing, but I feel it’s time for me to come clean. The...

Living in God’s Backyard

I recently moved from Arizona to Washington state. Big change. Huge actually, I realize as I sit on my back porch surrounded by towering evergreens. It’s so beautiful here, there is green everywhere! Surely this must be what heaven looks like. The trees appear to...