True Stories About The Medical System

Today, I want to take a minute and share with you what has been happening for the last several months.  In great part, writing this post is also about catharsis, but if you've been reading my blogs for any length of time, you also know that I feel it is very important to me to … Continue reading True Stories About The Medical System

Are You Listening?

The Spirit is always speaking to us, sometimes in small and subtle ways, sometimes in ways that are so obvious it seems hard to miss.  If we are not getting the messages, then most likely we are not listening. For example, if there is an issue you are struggling with and you hear a song, … Continue reading Are You Listening?

When Old Ideas Get In The Way

Growing up, we all have ideas and thoughts of what we want to do "when we grow up."  Sometimes, this dreams come to fruition, sometimes they don't.  This is often due to a combination of factors, but as we get older it is more likely due to our thought processes and how willing we are … Continue reading When Old Ideas Get In The Way

Punishment and Healing

When I was a child and did something wrong, the punishment was usually long and arduous, especially if it involved both of my parents.  And regardless of the circumstances, regardless of whether or not I was simply grounded to my room, spanked, or if it involved yelling at me, it always involved a lecture about … Continue reading Punishment and Healing

Pay to What???

So as many of you know, music in our home isn't just something that we play, it's a big part of what we do.  Music is life in our home, and there is always at least one project happening, and often more than one.  I've been to more shows than I can count where, if … Continue reading Pay to What???

Getting Real

Today, I need to get personal, and I need to get real.  I could ask the question, "What does it take to become a minister?", or make a comment regarding hypocrisy, and how most people (including myself), will make complaints about what other people are doing, but refuse  to see it in themselves. Today, I'm … Continue reading Getting Real

Drama, Drama Everywhere…

and not a bite of news on which to think. The last several days, as I usually do, I've been watching the headlines in the "news", and I keep wondering, "Where is it?  Where is my news?".  I keep watching the headlines, and nothing that I see in the news matches what I see and … Continue reading Drama, Drama Everywhere…

Living Up to Expectations

For most of my life I tried to live up to other people's expectations:  family, friends, teachers, etc. Most of the expectations I was expected to live up to were also directly conflictory with other things I was being told.  For example, "you can be anything you want to be, but you can't do ... ".  … Continue reading Living Up to Expectations

The Power Of…

When I was a child, I used to tell my mother, "When I grow up, I am going to have...)", and I would list off all of the things I wanted for my life.  In true fashion for her, my mother would find ways to denigrate every thing I said, and tell me why I … Continue reading The Power Of…

Sudden Changes

This week I had a sudden, unexpected schedule change at work.  I could look at it as an event that got in the way of my prior plans, or I could see it as a benefit to current issues and events in my life.  I prefer the second viewpoint. While my husband and I did … Continue reading Sudden Changes