#tbt — Gentle on My Mind

(Originally written 8/12/06) “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Gal 5:22,23 Gentlenesss — to be gentle is to be considerate and kindly in disposition, according to dictionary.com. It’s a good biblical definition as well. The Greek word chrestotes – the Read More …

My Year in Review

So, here I am at the end of 43, about to turn 44 tomorrow. And looking back, this year has had by far some of the most interesting and unexpected turns. As the last couple of hours’ worth of sand trickle through the hourglass, I would like to take a moment to reflect on all Read More …

Paris Prattle

And now, the last stop on our trip… March 9, 2012 Midnight Paris Time Final thoughts, final words on a trip that has been amazing, marvelous, spectacular and a host of other things. Arriving in Paris last night proved even more of a language barrier than Rome. I had a tough time trying to figure Read More …

Barcelona Babble

It’s been a while since I posted, and I am going to try to make the hiatuses (hiaiti?) less frequent. I promised I would blog about my European trip, so, without further ado, here are the journal entries I wrote during my trip. First stop – Barcelona! March 2, 2012 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time Read More …

Fear Knot

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJfatpypaXY] It’s been about a week since I’ve returned from Europe, and I’ve got lots to talk about. But before I get into that, there’s another subject I wanted to discuss – fear. It’s hard for me to admit this, but I’ve spent most of my life afraid. When I was younger, I was afraid Read More …

Freaky Friday!

Today has been a surreal day, and it’s only just begun. I was driving down I-4 this morning, making good time, when suddenly traffic came to a complete stop. There was a woman in an SUV who had obviously entered the exit ramp, because her car was facing traffic. Everyone waited while she pulled a Read More …

Health, Wealth, and Happiness

This week has been off to a good start for out-of-the-box living. I have three new experiences, and the week isn’t even half-done! Health On Monday, I got myself a personal trainer. This is something else I’ve never done before. I’ve joined gyms before, and I’ve tried Weight Watchers, but the problem I have is Read More …

Happy New Year!!

So, here we are at the end of another year and the beginning of a new one. A blank canvas to start fresh on. But before moving forward, it never hurts to look back to where you’ve been. 2011 was a year of ups and downs, happiness and sadness, triumphs and tribulations. (but isn’t every Read More …