You Got To Fight.

I just finished reading "The Color Purple" (I know, I know! Took me waaaay too long to do it!) and it was just as beautiful and heartbreaking as I thought it would be. From the beginning, this thought from Celie resonated so powerfully within me: But she keep on ....more

Into the Sunrise.

{IMAGE SOURCE} For those of us trying to survive our pasts, there is hope. I'm knee-deep in this process of healing, but every movement forward is worth it, no matter how small. If you're even the least bit interested in Five-Minute Friday, please head here to get the full scoop ....more

One Word 2015 || Healing.

I'd heard rumblings about "one word", but never really felt the need to investigate further. I have this terrible habit of assuming I won't be interested in things if they're not somehow related to my regular routine and/or the way I see myself. Lately, I've begun slowing down long enough to start paying attention to these knee-jerk assumptions because the fact of the matter is, there are parts of myself I don't know very well (but I'd like to) ....more

The Importance of Sending Mail.

Man, this post is so surreal! One of the first things I did this morning was peruse Kate Motaung's site to find today's prompt...more

I Noticed.

This past weekend, the family and I went to the park. The boys received tee ball/baseball stuff for Christmas and my husband wanted to make use of our slow Saturday morning. As he prepared to leave, he asked me if I'd join him ....more

Do Something New.

Hooray for the first Five-Minute Friday of the year! I'm incredibly excited to be back with my writing buddies! If you're interested in joining us, click here to get more info....more

Wordless Wednesday: Majestic

Snapped this pic at the Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, AZ. It's a wonderful place to see the animals in larger enclosures that are much closer to their natural habitats....more

Time to Celebrate.

What better way to ring in the New Year than a romp in freshly fallen snow? Living in Phoenix, we ...more

Wordless Wednesdays: Safe and Sound.

One minute we're playing in the snow, and the next, we're searching frantically for this little guy. It was the most terrifying ten minutes of my life. Thankfully, mercifully, he was found by a park employee and returned to us, safe and sound ....more

Merry Christmas!

From the bottom of my heart, I hope each and every one of you have the merriest, cheeriest, loving-est Christmas ever! {Image via Incourage} ...more