How to Fix the Scrolling Glitch

You've ordered the pizza. Your snacks are ready to go. You're cozy in your jammies with your softest cuddly blanket. And the bubbly has been poured. All you need now is a movie. Great. In the mood for some romance? Something funny. A rom-com. Delightful. You begin your search. Full of hope. Buzzing with excitement … Continue reading How to Fix the Scrolling Glitch

What to Do When You’re Stuck

I generally create and engage SEPARATELY. They're two different modes for me. One or the other. Never together. Here's the problem: One can't thrive without the other. When I attempt to create without engagement, I lack stimulation. My work becomes stale and uninspired. But engagement falls flat when I lack fresh creative fuel. I become … Continue reading What to Do When You’re Stuck

5 Days, 5 Ways to ′Merry up Christmas’— Without Breaking Your Piggy Bank!

Are you feeling the blues as we close in on... the "most wonderful time of the year"? Things have changed, and many don't have the means to do what they used to. It's not just you. Commercialism has set a bar that's difficult to reach. Especially now. Let's peek in on a Christmas in Mayberry. … Continue reading 5 Days, 5 Ways to ′Merry up Christmas’— Without Breaking Your Piggy Bank!

Love Letters and Secrets: Are Yours Hiding Too?

′Tis the season for getting mushy. Recently, I happened upon some old love letters in an email thread. Oh my. It's a little embarrassing to  tell you how little correspondence I received. And it's funny to consider how unpolished I was, as a writer. I was so young. Nevertheless, there was something special in those … Continue reading Love Letters and Secrets: Are Yours Hiding Too?

How to Do a New Thing

About 5 years ago, I survived a very dark night that saved my life. That's a story for another time. But the following Sunday, I darkened the doorstep of my local church. It was a homecoming for me. You see, I was the backslidden Christian. I was desperate. I say these things because it was … Continue reading How to Do a New Thing

When Church Hurts

True confession:  Sometimes church people are rude.  Am I allowed to say that? God, I hope so. I desperately long for a place where I can sort it all out.  I need to make sense of the pain.  I am trying very hard to move past the wounds.  Are you? I am not mad.  Nor … Continue reading When Church Hurts

Desperately Seeking: Really Great Rest Stops

Please allow first my sincerest apologies to those of you who witnessed my fall from the face of the earth.  I've spent much of the year in fierce pursuit of an unshakable stir to unplug.  To which end- finally- I'm uncovering a most valuable life lesson. It probably begins with the fact that most of … Continue reading Desperately Seeking: Really Great Rest Stops

From Overwhelm to Simple Possibility

Has the overwhelm set in?  Just start somewhere. In a way, that's what I'm doing here.  With these words and this task.  The ideas have come and gone.  So has the energy they bring with them.  Can you relate? Maybe you've had it in your head to do all these things with the shiny new … Continue reading From Overwhelm to Simple Possibility

Lessons From The Lipstick Saga

Lately I've been making an effort in ways I'd forgotten.  My friend Lorrie playfully attests that she's nothing without her lipstick.  I didn't get her permission to say that, but I don't think she'll mind.  (You can can catch Lorrie saying fun stuff like that somewhere in the land of https://www.LorrieT.com/  That's her playground, and … Continue reading Lessons From The Lipstick Saga

Your First Aid Kit For Surviving Embarrassment

I wasn't kind.  In a knee-jerk flash, the words had spilled from my mouth.  To bring them back was impossible.  I scurried and scrambled in my failings to fix what I'd fractured.  I confessed that I was worried I had embarrassed the person I spoke so carelessly to, but what's truer is that I had … Continue reading Your First Aid Kit For Surviving Embarrassment