Monday, November 30, 2009


"Everything in our lives," she said quietly, "leads up to everything else in our lives. So a moment in the present has a reference point both in the past and in the future. I want you to know that you--as you are right now and as you ever will be--are fully enough for this moment... "
With No One as Witness, pg. 597
Elizabeth George

Monday, November 23, 2009

BIBLICAL GUILT: A play on words

I love quiet time. Truly. Sitting in one of the two chairs in my greatroom. It's a holy time and a blessing for me. Yet, getting started is always the hard part. Distractions. Priorities. Procrastination. It's really what I'd planned to be doing now...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Life wasn’t a continuum of events, although it wore the guise of exactly that. Instead, it was actually a carousel. In infancy, one mounted a galloping pony and started out on a journey during which one assumed that circumstances would changes as the expedition continued.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


It's popular now to state that if you multi-task you don't do any one thing well. I know differently. I was a multi-tasker for years, and continue to slide into that mode on occasion. My job as an executive assistant required multi-tasking and I did it well. Very well.

Some of us are wired to keep a lot of plates spinning and have the ability to also complete tasks on-time. Currently, I choose to not multi-task. I am at a stage of life that allows me to slow down and to enjoy the journey. I've missed a lot of joy over the years, because while I was successful at multi-tasking, it left me drained and exhausted and unable to slow down the processing unless I totally collapsed into inertia or sleep. I didn't know how to dial it down. I multi-tasked everything.


Glory be! Jon Gosselin has managed to stay out of the entertainment news headlines for almost two full days. (I spoke too soon. He didn't make it through the second day.) Let's celebrate! A long time ago, when he was a loving father and husband, I respected him. Of course that was a long time ago. I think his downfall definitely started just after his father died. I think he lost his center, and the increasing media attention first frustrated him and then, as with all evil, he was seduced.