Emerging from a Summer of Silence

Depression. A word I don't even like saying, for fear it will hear me and decide it needs to kick at me harder. It's also a word we're hearing more and more of. Because we're talking about it more? Because there's more of it in our world than before? I don't know. I don't care … Continue reading Emerging from a Summer of Silence

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The Simple Question that Drives me Bananas

It's a question I'm sure we've all been asked at some point. Often, it's asked of young children in school writing assignments. It's asked with such innocence and the idea of it being offensive is in itself offensive. But I'll tell ya what. This question drives me bananas! Even as a young child, this question bothered … Continue reading The Simple Question that Drives me Bananas

Why am I not Lovable?

Ouch! I heard these words recently. From someone I love and care about. And I've heard them before, from more than one person. It breaks my heart each and every freakin' time! And it makes me mad! I'm mad that there's something going on in our society that even leads to people putting these words … Continue reading Why am I not Lovable?

Obedience = Peace?

Oohhhh, that gut-wrenching, defense mode inspiring word: Obedience. Many the modern wedding has struck it from marriage vows. Women everywhere have rose up against it; "we will NOT be under a man's thumb, we are equal and we do not have to obey!" Many a man has promised his betrothed, "no, honey, I don't want … Continue reading Obedience = Peace?

Farmer Grit

Neil has something I refer to as Farmer Grit. Any Olympic or Professional Athlete would have this as well. Advocates of change. These people display consistent Champion behavior. Chip Brim once defined a Champion and I have always remembered and loved his definition: Doing the things you don't want to do, at a time when … Continue reading Farmer Grit