Press On

Climbing to the mountaintop

The landscape of our life is full of mountains and valleys. We mature with every step we take along our journey and become wiser and stronger for it. We’re constantly improving and growing. When we stop doing that, our purpose here is complete.   When facing the valleys of life, it can be very seductive to just settle in and have a pity party. Many times people cave into the temptation and stay in that frame of mind for a while. They lie down and cry and keep crying until they’ve … [Read more...]

Marriage and Money

couple in bankruptcy

I remember it like yesterday. Sitting at home, taking care of our not-yet-two-year-old, when my now ex announced that we were facing foreclosure. The words did not compute initially, because I did not know how that was possible when he made six figures in the prior year. After all, I had the tax return and bill saying that we owed $20,000 for unpaid income taxes. Perhaps, that should have been my clue that something was bad in the water in Texas. Nevertheless, I was dealing with my own issues. I … [Read more...]

Happy Father’s Day, Mom!

Mom & me

  Another Father's Day will be here before you know it. Many people will be celebrating the day with their father or remembering those that have already passed. Fond memories from childhood will come to mind and bring smiles to their faces. I envy those that have had a loving father in their lives. That unique and loving bond between a father and child is so precious. I hope that those who are fortunate enough to experience that relationship appreciate every moment they have together … [Read more...]

Listen Up!

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When a woman speaks, it's up to you to decipher what she really means. We're trying to help you out a little. And if you're still not sure, ask her friend. … [Read more...]

Courage

Woman in a Tree

I was recently asked to share my story of courage and the first thing that came to my mind was that my story isn’t that remarkable. It doesn’t seem to me that it’s much different than that of so many other people. I would like to say that when I was out there on that limb and hanging on for dear life, that my incredible FAITH led me there and comforted me. And it sounds great to say that I had courage in the face of difficulty. But in all honesty, I was pretty much pushed out on that limb … [Read more...]

I’ve Been Watching You!

Nosy Neighbor

Anyone remember the song Sweat from the group Inner Circle? “I’ve been watching you, ah la la la long …….”  Ok not in a weird or judgmental way, but just ‘cause I’m curious about people. I love to people watch. I’m perfectly happy standing in line at Christmas time, fighting the crowds at the mall, waiting for a table in a crowded restaurant……whatever the reason that allows me the opportunity to check out the people around me. Y’all are very interesting.   Having … [Read more...]

Regrets?

Kathryn and Ronny

What are regrets exactly? I think I’ve come to a place in life where I don’t believe in them….don’t buy into or sign up for them. After all, I love my life today. And the road I’ve traveled to get here has made me who I am. So yes, mistakes have been aplenty but each one has gotten me here, to this place that I am today that is perfect for me. I completely believe in the plan that God has for me and I know that He loves me unconditionally. I am where I am because of decisions that I … [Read more...]

A Woman’s Intuition

Trust-Your-Gut

   That little voice inside your head that gives you warnings about people and situations, is it real? Should I have listened to my friends all those years ago that told me the guy I was about to marry was bad news, after my money, arrogant, not good enough for me…..? Probably so. I think they saw the same things that I did but weren’t blinded like I was. They were better at reading the signs than me. I was young and gullible and wanted to believe that it was all I wanted … [Read more...]

Moving On!

Woman Standing in Empty House

  It looks like I may sell this house. While I’m very excited about being able to literally move on after my divorce 1 ½ years ago, this house holds so many memories. Good and bad ones. I like to focus on the good ones. My daughter brought a song to my attention last year that says so much. It’s by Miranda Lambert titled “The House That Built Me”. This song produces such strong emotions that it can make me cry within about 3 seconds (I am a bit of a crybaby).  I’ve been here for … [Read more...]