The Point Loma Lighthouse outside of the San Diego Bay is the first one I have ever visited. Since then, I have visited lighthouses all along the West Coast and even one at the southern-most tip of Africa. The purpose of lighthouses is to warn ships of danger, especially at […]
Here in Florida, retention ponds abound. We have at least four at the office, maybe five. They are stocked with fish and a number of the people who work here enjoy spending breaks fishing, doing a catch and release. . . Several of my friends are fishing enthusiasts and one […]
I knew I was going to die. When the instructor said “Now we’re going to jump in and swim across the deep end of the pool” terror filled my heart. Up until that moment, my swimming lessons were going great. I was tall enough that I could stand in the […]
Let prayer be the key to the day and the bolt to the nacht. Bishop Miah The Amish Candymaker by Laura V. Hilton For some, prayer is an act of desperation, the last resort. For others, prayer is an ongoing conversation with a dear friend, their loving Father. While I […]
One of my favorite romance tropes is the best friends who never realized they were in love. And I believe this is one of my favorite books to use it! Garrett and Nina were so much fun! He was a dorky bestselling author and she was a nerdy game store […]
Someone forwarded a video to me of Christmas caroling. It started out with a girl playing the violin and then a few more people joined her with other instruments and then singers joined in. It was lovely and the camera captured the delighted expressions on the faces of those who […]
Many people romanticize the process of adoption. Those poor children who were needing a home find love and acceptance and all of a sudden, everything has changed and is now perfect. Right? Yet older children still have past lives that they remember and that affect them. It takes time and […]
Most of my life I have been baffled by the women’s rights movement. Probably due in part to the fact that I was raised by a father who never made me feel that there was anything I couldn’t do if I wanted to. I have been known to have said […]
I stop watches. Seriously. If I had to claim a superpower, this would be it. The phenomenon actually runs in my family. Both my mother and my older sister have this ability/curse as well. I can get a brand new watch that is running just fine. The next day, the […]
I checked my watch again. Fifteen minutes had passed. Still no sign of her. Sigh.
The lady I “carpooled” with (she didn’t have a car so I did all the driving) was sooo chronically late. Not five minutes late. Twenty to twenty-five minutes. Every day.