step outside your comfort zone.

Some of you know I serve as a career coach. Just last week I found myself in a Panera Bread working with one of my current students on their resume. This particular location is extremely thin on power outlets, so while working on battery power, we pretty much stalked every person at every table near … Continue reading step outside your comfort zone.

say what you mean. don’t be mean when you say it.

I cut waaay back on facebook over the last few months. Derisive sarcasm and hate were saturating my news feed, weighing and wearing me down. As I tentatively become more active again, one of my new facebook practices is to select "I don't want to see this" whenever I read a post declaring that something … Continue reading say what you mean. don’t be mean when you say it.

#edify: profanity

The first curse word each of my children heard came out of my mother's mouth. Let's just say it wasn't one of the curse words you might find in the Bible. She wasn't angry. or frustrated. or hurt in any way. She wasn't speaking passionately about anything of significance. It was just a passing thoughtless … Continue reading #edify: profanity

never underestimate the influence of little things.

I had a horrible, horrible dream a few weeks ago. horrible. In this dream, my daughter was being stalked. And NOTHING we did could stop the stalker. If you've read my blog before or follow me on facebook, you already know my daughter LOVES people. Genuinely, empathetically, compassionately, passionately loves people. She gets a high … Continue reading never underestimate the influence of little things.

seasoned with salt.

Be salt and light. Matthew 5:13-16

If you profess Christianity, please be careful in your discussions about controversial issues today. Please don't be arrogant. You're never going to change someone's mind when you're words are laced with arrogance or contempt. What's your goal? You don't have to try and get someone to agree with your point, but you can introduce doubt … Continue reading seasoned with salt.

say what you mean, but don’t be mean when you say it.

I've been saying that for years. To my kids, to students and to myself, whenever the situation calls for it. It's one of my idioms. This afternoon, I read an article about a controversial subject in which the writer gave the distinct impression that anyone who doesn't agree with them is ignorant. Not ignorant in … Continue reading say what you mean, but don’t be mean when you say it.

facebook fragments: 03/01/14 – 03/07/14 (chairs, crowns and sarcasm)

Monday, March 3, 2014 1:03am. photos later, but it's FINALLY down. Not done, but down. Tomorrow we rent the 100 lb. roller for the third and last time. Tuesday, I clean and "polish" the new flooring in the kitchen and eat in kitchen area. And at this moment, we have zero kitchen chairs around our … Continue reading facebook fragments: 03/01/14 – 03/07/14 (chairs, crowns and sarcasm)

facebook fragments: 02/22/14 – 02/28/14 (the kitchen, a loveseat & lessons from my daughter)

Saturday, February 22, 2014 We are loving our new microwave! Last one didn't have the express cook feature and this one has it from 30 seconds to 6 minutes. and it is so. quiet. Best of all, it doesn't continue to beep nag us when the cook time is complete. _______________ You know what I … Continue reading facebook fragments: 02/22/14 – 02/28/14 (the kitchen, a loveseat & lessons from my daughter)