Seduced by Someday

Talking with a dear friend the other day, catching up on our lives and goals. He’d written a book but lacked the energy or motivation to market. Like many of us, he wanted to step into a readymade career the way we slip on a comfy, winter coat. He longed to hold regular workshops, speaking…

Sneak Preview

Winter is tough, but you’re tougher. Hang on to your hope. Spring and all its glory are just around the corner. The days are longer, the sun is warmer, let brightness cheer you. You’re stronger this year than ever before! It can still be the best year of your life. You were built for greatness!…

See the Forest in the Seeds

Recently, I shared an apple with a six-year-old boy. When I cut the apple into wedges,  a small handful of seeds fell out. My mind went one way, his went another. I wanted to scoop them up and throw them away so his little brother wouldn’t find them and eat them. They have traces of…

Tumbleweeds or Oak Trees

Teresa Lund is a supporter, encourager, and fantastic writer in her own right. She volunteered to write posts for me this year while I struggled with loss, the resulting lack of words, and mild depression. She always reached out to strengthen just when I really thought I couldn’t take another breath. Her posts really touched…

What We’ve Always Got

I used to live on a country road in a town no one ever heard of, in the heart of midwestern farm country. This place was my father’s dream. Despite its wide-open sky, there were only certain jobs available, certain places to eat or drink. Where one shopped, played, and worshipped were limited. To me,…

Living Sooner

Mila, a devoted wife and mother of adult children found herself late in life the caretaker of her aging and mentally deteriorating husband. Although the children visited as often as they could, naturally the bulk of the time spent caring for him fell to her. Despite her being pleasant and accommodating, he was often demanding…

When Little Things Matter

Hey, thanks for stopping to read this. I’ve been a little sporadic lately, the posts haven’t been going up twice a month as I had promised. And for that, I apologize. Like millions of other people, I did my level best to be bullet-proof. But I’m not. It really hit me after graduation. It’s like…

Feeding Your Dreams

It in August almost two years ago when I mentioned here that I wanted to go to the beach. Within a few days, a girlfriend invited me to go with her and her kids. My mind ran wild with joy as I packed a suitcase. She called back later apologetic, and withdrew the invitation, promising…

A Pocket Filled with Sunbeams

Writer Teresa Lund’s poetic imagery inspires and haunts and reaches into the universal memories that reside in each of us. A child’s simple wonder stirs joy and hope in my heart. It is my pleasure to share Teresa’s thoughts with you. As a young child, my daughter loved playing in the sunshine and hiking the…

The Pear Tree

When my daughter was young, we lived on a small quiet farm that was nothing more that a house and some overfull storage barns on about seventy acres of land. The tiny white house stood back from a busy highway the length of a football field. After moving in, I noticed an apple tree at…

Festival of Lights

Whether you’re celebrating truth or legend, may light shine upon you.