Raindrops on Roses and Other Favorite Things

Saturday, March 26, 2005


For most, life passes by at a rapid pace. Work, kid’s activities, and daily responsibilities keep people busy all day. For 20 years, I functioned on overload to get every thing accomplished on my agenda. Addicted to activity, I filled every waking hour with something – soccer games, bible study,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 9, 2005

In the Wee Hours of the Morning

In the wee hours of the morning, I find myself wide awake from ingesting large quantities of coffee, and from the pain of arthritis that flared. Bored out of my mind from a six month sabbatical I contemplate what I can do to take my mind of myself and pain. Finally, I sat at the computer and decided... Sign in to see full entry.

Dating at Middle Age

After several years of remaining single, and raising children alone, I contemplate entering the dating market once again. At 42, I’m expecting more challenges than previously encountered in my younger years. I’ve read the books on dating after age 35 years old, and it appears dating has been... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Wearing Masks

Early in childhood, I learned to where masks to hide who I my true self. Fear of rejection from my parents, particularly my mother paralyzed me, so I stayed in my room as much as possible, and talked little. When I did speak up, I would never say anything contrary to any authority figure for fear of... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 9, 2005

When Fear Rules

As I sit here, my stomach in knots, stressed-out, I can’t help but thinking why it is so easy to be overwhelmed by fear, rather than it is to have faith and trust God, that despite circumstances, everything will work out. God can take the worst situation and bring something good out of it. I’ve... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 8, 2005

Keeping Occupied During a Long Convalescence

For five months, I’ve been convalescing in my home from a severe arthritis/fibromyalgia flare. Severe boredom quickly became an issue, as the majority of the day, I am confined to bed. With the help of a friend, I determined productive activities to keep myself occupied. While I love to write, my... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 6, 2005

Health Crisis Leads to Developing a More Intimate Relationship with God

Death to the Energizer Bunny! They say that, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” and it seems no one leaves this planet without trials of some nature that forces us to face the Goliaths in our particular corner of the universe. Loss of health was the giant I faced. For 20 years, I ignored... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004


Learning to receive from the Lord is one daunting task I have been forced by circumstance to learn to do. Stemming from a life time of feelings of unworthiness, I have found such an incredible blessing, far more challenging than giving of self. Growing up Catholic, and I mean no disrespect to... Sign in to see full entry.


A cat’s life of leisure, sleep in a warm bed, plenty of food, always seemed like a charmed existence – no responsibility, but much self-indulgence. I’ve recently had the opportunity to re-evaluate the topic of said judgment of this co-called charmed life. Due to failing health, I’ve been confined to... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Reinventing Self at Middle Age -- Following a Heart Path

At age 41, I find myself in a very unusual predicament. Failing health having forced me on short-term disability headed towards full disability has me facing reinventing myself all over again. I must say, the task at hand seems daunting. I lay in bed, bored out of my mind, wondering how I’m going to... Sign in to see full entry.

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