A Bad Day? or A Becoming Day?

Pensive is how a friend described me many years ago. It’s a deep introspective word, and it is a weakness of mine. I turn inward, trying to find the appropriate response, the accurate word, or the way to be correct. I’ve struggled all my life to be right, appropriate, accurate…. adequate. Measuring my responses, guarding…

The Ones in a Crowd

Do you ever wish someone would notice you? Like pick you out in a crowd and really notice you? Not in  a creepy way, but in a long-lost-friend-hey-how-have-you-been way. Or a you-look-like-like-you-could-use-a-smile kind of way. Even a hey-you-dropped-this-important-looking-thing-and-wouldn’t-want-to-lose-it kind of way. When someone notices you like that, doesn’t it make you feel special, warm, and…

Did You See That?

 Recently, I went back to school to finish my Master’s Degree; after retirement planning… some day. Observing culture groups is one of the concepts we are covering. I have always enjoyed watching people, but now I catch myself watching on a deeper level; beyond the obvious indicators like they way they are dressed, how many…

Adventure Begins at …OOOPS

It was a beautiful day where we were, but something was in the air. We had packed our bags, loaded the car, and had already driven to the airport.  It was a crazier than usual commute; more of the slow, careful drivers, and a handful of the rickey-rockets that zip through traffic.  Checking in for…

It Looks a Lot Like Coffee…

Recently, I took a trip to see friends in another country.  On entering the country, the entry checkpoint questions were a bit more stringent than ever before.  As a governmental agent myself, I realize they are just doing what they’re told, but it did seem they were looking for something or questioning my motives.  My…

Anticipation… A Great Expectation

It was a great moment in time; it was the start of a morning. I found a spot on the hill, and watched as a day was brought to life; a front row seat to watch the production unfold I could hear birds slowly waking up, just like the instruments warmup for their performance; waiting for…

Beautiful Plan B

It was a beautiful day.  Particularly beautiful because I think I heard from God that day.  His voice vibrated my inner core, it shook deep in my soul… and yet it was so very subtle.  I couldn’t argue, I knew what I was supposed to do.  I immediately saw a fork in the road, a…