School closures, social distancing and Philippians 4:8

What a week it has been! I mean, just wow. I feel like it’s been a month since the last time I posted. It’s only been three weeks since I made the commitment to publish a blog post weekly as a birthday gift to myself, yet it feels much longer than that. I’m sure youContinue reading “School closures, social distancing and Philippians 4:8”

Fear, whatifs, and letting my mind go there

As a teaching credential candidate years ago in one of my methods classes, our professor asked us to take the poem, “What If” by Shel Silverstein, and rewrite it with our own worries and fears that lurked in the backs of our minds. As a young woman in my early 20s trying to embark onContinue reading “Fear, whatifs, and letting my mind go there”

Dogs, freeways, and mid-life breakthroughs

I recently got my first dog. Technically, there have been other dogs. When I was in first grade we had a dog briefly before my family made a major move from Orange County to San Diego County, California in the early 1980s. I have a couple of vivid memories of our dog, Tanner, though IContinue reading “Dogs, freeways, and mid-life breakthroughs”

I am 47 years young today…

On this anniversary of my birth, I determined I needed to acknowledge the occasion in some personally meaningful way. 47 has loomed heavily in my mind. This is odd because aging has never particularly bothered me, and this isn’t even a milestone birthday anyway. When my thoughts began to crystallize, I realized the fact thatContinue reading “I am 47 years young today…”