community, job, support, work

“Just” a Job

I'm not here to talk about my personal occupational woes. Not that I don't have a thing or two to say about getting half the pay for the same amount of work others do, receiving no benefits, all while having little time off and raising a family. Rather, within the last five days, I've walked… Continue reading “Just” a Job

community, love, Uncategorized

Love Isn’t Always Convenient

Loving others isn't always convenient or easy. The timing's often wrong. Plans were already set, deadlines looming. Lots to be done. But, coming together as a community and loving others involves standing by others and seeing them through difficult times, even if doing so causes discomfort or disruption to me.

community, goodness, life, mentor, music, people, piano teacher, teacher, transformation, writing, writing mentor

Porous, Profound Persons

Recently, I met with two people who have impacted my life deeply. One individual I've known most of my life. The other for much less time by comparison. But both, amazing ladies in their own right, have encouraged me, challenged me to grow, and loved me for me.   Though she was officially my piano… Continue reading Porous, Profound Persons

life, metamorphosis, perception, perspective

Peacing Perspective

I had the misfortune of being stuck in the same space as an individual who has spent no small amount of life embittered, angry, and frustrated. Complicating the situation was that person's thick concoction of paranoia mixed with thick webs of conspiracy theories and other untruths and a lack of self-awareness and responsibility. Actually, I… Continue reading Peacing Perspective

community, intimacy, life, sharing, stories, togetherness

Communicating in Community

Thank you for your responses to the previous post, Fragmented Beauty. If any of you have a story you'd like to share, please feel free to send me an e-mail, by clicking "CONTACT" at the top of the blog. Should you run into any problems there, leave a comment in this blog post, or any… Continue reading Communicating in Community

appreciation, beauty, good, life, ordinary, thankful, time, Uncategorized

Appreciating Beauty in the Ordinary

There isn't enough time to stop and observe what's around us. Life is go, go, go. I'm there. Really, I am. I've got to find time to work, do all the regular household stuff and car maintenance, take care of four kiddos, and write. When it's not summertime and the kiddos are in school, add… Continue reading Appreciating Beauty in the Ordinary