Soul Searching

Soul Searching

Life is Mysterious…Soul Searching I had my first anxiety attack when I was just 8 years old. I remember it vividly. It was a ‪Wednesday evening and my father wanted to go to a new church, one that was charismatic meaning that prayer would be with voices and arms...
Steering in the Right Direction

Steering in the Right Direction

Today being the last day of the year and, in fact, the last day of the decade, most of us will spend it reflecting on the past. We will think of all the things we have done and all the things we have left undone. We will also look to the future and make plans for the...
Let Me Count The Ways

Let Me Count The Ways

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a celebrated English poet who penned one of the most beautiful poems of all time, (Sonnet 43) where she asked, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” To answer Mrs. Browning’s question, and without any further ado, I will list 47...
Searching for Hank Williams

Searching for Hank Williams

On a mountain road that seemed to be going nowhere in the beautiful state of West Virginia, my husband John and I set out to attend the Italian Heritage Festival in Clarksburg, WV. A drive that should only take six hours ended up taking eleven.   With our vintage...
A Squirrel’s Tale

A Squirrel’s Tale

Ever since my husband John and I moved into a log home ten years ago, we have become one with nature. Deer and wild turkey have been known to wander through our back yard. Woodpeckers wake us up almost every morning and at night you can hear the owls in the moonlight....
Happiest Place on Earth

Happiest Place on Earth

As the children go back to school and Summer vacations have all been taken, I am reminded of a trip my family took to “The Happiest Place on Earth”. Ever since we became empty nesters, my husband, John, and I do an awful lot of reminiscing about the children when they...

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