Thursday, October 1, 2015


I'm writing with my Five Minute Friday friends for 31 days starting today.

The prompt today is CALLING.

Appropriate for me since as of today I am starting a new life coaching business. I will post the link once the website is ready.

I've had jobs my whole adult life. Some I've loved and some I've hated but all developed me into who I am today.

Today, it's time to live my CALLING --
to help people discover who they are and what they are called to do

I can no longer shove myself into the administrative box I've resided in for decades. My passion for people and helping them find their purpose is bubbling out to the point where I've started getting in "trouble". My latest position was in a great place with great people and a fantastic transition from stay-at-home-momhood into the workforce. However, my restlessness to fulfill my destiny wouldn't allow for living in the clerical container.

Pretty soon I will move from this blog to the fully functioning site and my CALLING will be my career.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Five Minute Friday --- HOPE

Every once in a while I join with an online community of bloggers to write five minutes on a one word prompt - It's called Five Minute Friday.

The prompt for yesterday was HOPE.

Ready, GO!

There are a million directions to go on this word. But I'm going to go with the one that is floating to the top of my list first.

I HOPE I cross the finish line tomorrow.

Tomorrow is my fifth triathlon but its been three years since my last one. I am smaller in size (by more than 60lbs) and more comfortable in my skin. I am still significantly overweight, but that won't matter tomorrow.

Tomorrow I HOPE to swim, bike and run with 557 other women celebrating fitness, life, and each other.

Tomorrow I HOPE my five month post op knee can hold up while I have to walk the whole 5k at the end.

Tomorrow I HOPE I can keep my sense of humor while I am passed by lots of women faster than me.

Tomorrow I HOPE the sports bra (especially!), tank top, cycling shorts, and running shoes are the best for doing the job I need them to do.

Tomorrow I WILL enjoy the strength I have, the endurance I've gained, and the purpose for which I am doing this race - to finish it. I don't need HOPE for that. Because I already KNOW it.

Five minutes are up - STOP.

If you want to follow my progress on my race tomorrow here is the link Valley Girl Triathlon Stats.
I am number 158. Thanks for all your encouragement and support.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Journey from Panic to Peace

I haven't written with Five Minute Friday for several weeks, but today, this word has me up at 4am.

The word prompt is WHISPER - and other than the nudge to get me out of bed at this hour to write, I heard something so clear yesterday, I must share...

My heart and mind were racing, flashbacks of past years challenges, trials, and traumas resurfacing in a matter of hours.

"Are we really going to do this?! Again?!"

As I launched my question to the vast expanse of sky, I felt angry and disillusioned. The kids have only been in school for a few days, I've been at my new job for a few weeks, as a family we've been in yet another transition for a few months, the heartbreak and healing of the past few years and now... this.

I took the scenic route in my mind wandering through the past - most recent - events and felt the peace flood me. He was reminding me of the vast provision that has covered us all this time. The healing that has taken place. How different I am. How different we are as a family. How BIG He is.

Then I heard it, the WHISPER,

"Yes, WE are. YOU are different. I AM the same."

Who am I?

My photo
I have been married to my best friend for over 29 years and our children are 16, 15 and 12 years old. I have struggled with infertility, suffered the loss of a baby by miscarriage, and endured multiple career paths. I have experienced a crisis of faith that shook me to the core and lost dear friends to tragic death. I have a personal relationship with Jesus which is essential to surviving and even thriving in my circumstances. I hope you will be blessed by my heart and words. Thank you for being here..