On-the-Edge Living

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Greg* and I had been dating for two years. We got along well for the most part. Talk of marriage had entered the picture. We were good for each other. Except for a couple of things. He got an idea into his head, and he wouldn’t budge. Period. Then came what I call the Coke ...continue reading

Advent Week 1: Anticipation

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” —Isaiah 9:2 (NIV) One night several years ago, I made the huge mistake of drinking way too much green tea while eating Japanese with my husband. You guessed what happened. I lay ...continue reading

Advent Introduction: Perfect Imperfection

Part of me welcomes the Holidays. Part of me cringes. But aren’t the Holidays a happy time? I’ll not argue that. Not at all. However, this time of year always induces in me stress, if not outright stress, an undercurrent that can eat away at my peace until I feel like a basket case. Stress ...continue reading

The Challenge of Gratitude (and Gratitude Challenge)

Vacation has thrown me off. Not just a little bit. A lot. A whole lot. Thanksgiving is next week. It’s too early, and I’m not the only one thinking that. One of my coworkers told me she’d made reservations at their favorite campground for Thanksgiving—except she made them for the following week rather than THE ...continue reading

Choice A or B? Which Way to Go?

A few weeks ago, life had gotten to me, physically, mentally, and emotionally. I’d spent a couple of weeks ramping up exercise but not catching the rest I needed. Tropical Storm Michael came roaring through, dropping the pressure as the eye passed over Raleigh. Then on Friday came smelling solvent all day as we got ...continue reading