Friday, September 30, 2022


Recovering from surgery. Tell me something good. Love you all. 

Monday, September 26, 2022


 In my doubt

Faith rise up

And show

That fear

Doesn’t reside

In this location

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Friday, September 23, 2022


What are your wins for the week?
What is bringing you joy?
What is one purchase you made last week?
One random act of kindness?
Favorite quote?

Thursday, September 22, 2022



Is starting 

To taste sweeter

Because I’ve let

The tears fall

And acceptance

Become my reality

What have you learned ?

Wednesday, September 21, 2022


 I’m finally 


What I’ve put off

For decades

To know


Is not your destiny

But extraordinary 

Is available

When you simply

Face fears

That haunt 

Your dreams

In some way

Every night

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Lead the way


Haven’t known

The feeling

In so long

The growth spurt

Of spiritual maturity

God is tired

Of me 

Stuck in

The same place

Day after day

I can’t pretend

I don’t see it

Because my feet

Are no longer 


But moving

Because laziness

And doubt

Are no longer

Viable excuses

To evade truth

Like the plague 

That ravages minds

With impunity

The exhaustion

On inaction

Is overwhelming

So tackling

The roots

Of malaise

Is underway

Monday, September 19, 2022


 Some thoughts today

I’m watching the funeral of the Queen, and something is striking. The meaning of life. To love God, country, and family. And yes the family you didn’t know you had. 

To serve dutifully. What a concept. 

As I ponder.  How well do I serve, how well do I love?

I don’t feel l’ve done it well lately. Praying I can be the servant God wants to see. 

Can anyone guess why I love my name today?

Sunday, September 18, 2022




What I’ve detested most

Because it takes


Not to slap

The floor 

In disgust

Waiting for the signal

For the all clear

Until then

I wait

With baited breath

Friday, September 16, 2022



Wash over

Like a waterfall

Cleansing all


Could you pray for me?  It’s painful to disclose right now. Maybe in time, I will be at peace discussing it. The right thing is the hard thing. I know that. My heart knows it. My mind knows it. Doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt. Coming to terms with reality, it’s time. I love you all. You give me strength and purpose to keep sharing. The depth is crushing. Having to trust when I don’t understand. 

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Whiskey sour

 A cocktail of courage

Whiskey sour

Garnish the heart

With style and substance

That doesn’t fade 

As it ages


 The violin

And piano

Go together

In perfect harmony

Fear and worry

Are much the same

It is my desire

That I find strength

To let anxiety

Find the door

And stay away

But I know

He uses everything

He can

To break loose

The chains

That enslave

Holding me hostage

To sinful flesh

Wednesday, September 14, 2022


 What is making you joyful?

Last book you read?

Last thing you bought?

What did you make for dinner?

Last program you watched?


 Cooler days

And new ways

To find peace

Within the storms of life

Tuesday, September 13, 2022


 Day break

A new way

To see 

The world


Any prayer requests?

Monday, September 12, 2022


 This weekend I went away, and I learned a few things

Being still will teach more than being in motion. I love feeling small amongst God’s creation. 

Community can bring you alive

Being with children brings joy

What have you learned?

Friday, September 9, 2022

Believe and receive

 The giver

Will receive more

Than ever thought 






Thursday, September 8, 2022


 I’m unhinged

And I know

It’s because

I’m fearing

Something I 

Can’t control

I’m having

To remember

The Father

Has me

When I 

Can’t see myself 

What are your wins this week?

I’m grateful for the mustard seed. It’s there because progress is being made

The tears fall, and I let them

Renewal is new every morning

Wednesday, September 7, 2022


 Fall apart



Let it all


The only way

To freedom

Lies in truth

Get used to 


It’s the only


With any proof

I write

But am rarely ever

Happy with the product

That is produced

That will have

To suffice


 Jamming out

In pj’s 

Listening to music

Hoping the coffee 

Kicks in soon

Have a beautiful day

Love yourself

And each other

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Friends like you


The backwoods of Carolina

Looking out the frame

Of dew and green

Knowing life is sweet 

Because of another’s sacrifice

And yet my mind

Woke up in Positano

Dreaming of limoncello 

And ocean breezes 

Wherever I am

La Dolce Vita reigns

Because God is within me

And I’m surrounded

By friends like you

Monday, September 5, 2022


The rain falls

And I grin


Water is precious

And the Lord

Is providing rest

With every drop

What are you grateful for today?

Friday, September 2, 2022

Love you

 Today is a new day. Lord, I have the words, but nothing feels right. Your children need you, whether I’m willing to admit it. Surrender is all you wanted, and I’m obliging. Readers, lift up each other. Love you all. 

Thursday, September 1, 2022


 Didn’t get news I wanted at the doctor, but growth is taking in stride. I’m realizing what want is not always best. You don’t get to choose. You just trust. It’s the first time, I didn’t have high blood pressure due to anxiety. Making the choice for peace. I didn’t realize, I consciously surrendered for the first time in my life. It feels good. I will grieve later, but right now, I accept. The psychiatrist was right. The Serenity Prayer. The answer that is true when all else may not be. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2022


 God, it’s me, Regine. My mind is all over the place. I know You’re there. I just wonder where I am. Am I stuck in my own malaise, my own fear. I know when I ask questions, I grow. Growing is never an easy process. I’m doing the things right now, I swore I never would. Don’t tell God never. You will end up doing that thing. I ask how your heart is, because I can’t focus on myself anymore. It brings anxiety. Thinking is not a good thing anymore. I must pray and go and do it. I will convince myself to not do the things I must. 

So what is really on your heart?  Anything you’ve read that’s struck a chord?  When you share you story, it reminds me to share mine. The unsavory bits included. 


 Things about me

Love gelato

Ready for sweater season

Favorite meal is breakfast

Love dogs

Love watching tennis

Your turn?

Tuesday, August 30, 2022


 Good morning 

It’s a great day

Because Your Love

Surprises no one

Monday, August 29, 2022


 Summer seas

Lead to 

The arrival

Of fall leaves

Followed by

White mountain peaks

Friday, August 26, 2022


 Friday Five

More snail mail arrived

Looking at fall clothes

Found new stickers

Finished watching a Netflix show

Waiting for the US Open to start


Thursday, August 25, 2022


 What’s on my heart today?

Anxiety rolls in like a wave.  I’m remembering Martha’s Vineyard. The boat rocked, the waves crested and crescendoed, and I was stronger for it. I’m thinking God is rocking my boat so I can focus. I’m distracted and in the what ifs. I must be present in the present. So simple yet so true. What are you learning today?

Wednesday, August 24, 2022


 Any prayer requests?

I have a few

Pray for a friend and her recent cancer diagnosis

Pray for healing for a child still hospitalized after an accident

Pray that I may trust God in everything and anything

Tuesday, August 23, 2022


 This is a summer of stillness. I’m having to be quiet. God is well aware of my desires. Trust me. I’m in the season that make you insane or send you running into the arms of the Father. I’m remembering that my way leads to pain, lessons and an inward I told you so. If I’m feeling redundant in my posts, it’s because it’s true. I need to relearn the same things day in and day out. It feels good to just breathe in, and inhale an air of gratitude. I’m having to be grateful in the small things. I overcomplicate simplicity. Overthinking is a day job, mine.   The truth is like a prickly thorn, pinching in those spots we try to hide. 


 Breathe in

Breathe out

Release yourself

From what

You weren’t meant

To bear

Monday, August 22, 2022


Focusing on 
What I control
My attitude
Equals gratitude
Because life
In imperfection
Gives a grace
A mercy
This child needs

Friday, August 19, 2022


 Happy Friday

Smile wide

I’m alive

Off for some coffee

And a pastry too

Thursday, August 18, 2022


 Recovery is sometimes very strange

Takes more time than you want

The test I must take

Every day

Tuesday, August 16, 2022


 I’m getting back to myself, but I must be honest. The physical scar at my abdomen, it hurts to look at, which is strange. That scar enhances my quality of life. No life of wheelchairs and painful contractures. I told the doctor I’ve had this pump almost twenty years. I don’t want to imagine life without it. Who knows if I’d have the strength to blog, to travel, to live a life most like me can only fantasize about. It’s not lost on me. I’m also reminded that physical scars are the evidence of their existence. The ones mentally only I know are there. The physical reminder is one that now fuels my desire to address with truth what holds me back. I will get there. I remember anything worthwhile takes time. My mental health is worthwhile something I didn’t believe. I thought as long my body could be dealt with my mental state would magically heal. Pure folly. I now know better.  I’m good at hiding. Gold medal performances that led to torture. I’m listening to this song now about control. I happen upon its arrival every day. God shows up even when I don’t seek Him outwardly. I hear the song, and His appearance is near. He knows I need Him.  I’m so tired of being dependent, but God says you are.  It’s not something to shrink from. It’s not a bad thing. It’s raw and true. The perfect combination that makes a great follower of mine. Accept the gift. The surgeon split you wide open and put you back together again. I’m about to do that to your broken soul. I do my best work with shattered shards. 

Monday, August 15, 2022


Cerebral Palsy tests me every day. The physical I’m used to by now. It’s the mental battle. I don’t fight the body as much. There are answers physically. Mentally is a different animal. I wage war. The blessing is that now I’m aware of what I stare down. And for that I’m grateful. Mind over matter. Finally makes sense. Where I must adjust. I’m never ready. I’m coming for the roadblock that I’ve never addressed. 


 Waking up

A blessing

Even if 

I got up

On the 

Wrong side

Of the bed

Sunday, August 14, 2022


 Last thing you ate?

Last thing you made?

Last thing you drank?

Last thing you bought?

Last person who made you smile?


Walking around

Feeling the breezes

Surround me

And lift my face


Saturday, August 13, 2022


 Summer sun

A warm buttery biscuit

That awakens 

All the senses

Friday, August 12, 2022


 Smiling so big

I feel free

Humans just want


And a little praise

Thursday, August 11, 2022


 Waking up


Because I’m alive

And God continues

To exceed my expectations

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Soul feels

 I’m having to take it moment by tiny moment. I have to remind myself that physical and emotional healing takes time. I’m making strides, but i have to remember to slow down. I get easily tired. That’s okay. I’m having to accept and live in denial. Truth, the only rubric that matters. Progress is not linear. I accept the disability. The fear it brings. I don’t like it. It’s there. It’s a daily reminder to keep it forward. The only thing looking back does is remind me of what could have been. I don’t live there. Thank you for reading what my soul feels. 

Monday, August 8, 2022


 Feeling good

Lord, you provide

Just not on 

My timeline

I’m learning

I must get out

Of me

To be happy

Friday, August 5, 2022

Thank you

 I’m finally starting to get back to myself. Still taking it easy. Thank you all. I never want to take for granted the blessings that you bestow on me whether I’m knowing of them or not. 

Thank you

Thursday, August 4, 2022


 If I’m being honest, I’m ready to be better. I’ve slept more than usual. Showering feels herculean.  I know I need rest, but I’m getting restless. I shouldn’t complain. Tell me your wins. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Tuesday, August 2, 2022


 Wipe the sleep

Coffee wafting

Music cranking

Getting back

Into a groove

Monday, August 1, 2022


 Grateful for another birthday 

I’ve been on the couch 

Recovery is slow

Tell me your wins

Saturday, July 30, 2022


 I had surgery yesterday to replace the baclofen pump with a new one. It was more intensive than I thought. I have a two week recovery. I may blog, but I may not comment as much. Thank you for your support

Friday, July 29, 2022


 Thank you friends for your wisdom and support. Thank you for your love. I would ask for your prayers today and in the next few days. Thank you. God Bless. Regine

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Trust and obey

 Lord, you see my tears, my anxiety. You say lay it down. I will guard you, love you and make it right. Stop trying. Just believe. Trust me. I’m not going anywhere. Release. Breathe and know I’m where you are. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2022


 What is on your mind today?  Your heart?  Your soul?

I’m just having to breathe in. Release. Pray. And let it all go. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Sunday, July 24, 2022



For the view

Out my window 

The breath I take 


To be made


Saturday, July 23, 2022

Friday, July 22, 2022

Praise and Prayer

 I will Praise

And have faith

That all my desires

Will become reality

Bless all the ones

I call my own

And guard their 

Hearts and minds

In Christ Jesus

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Truth teller

 Like the mountain

Whistling the treetops

The lightning snapping

The branches

I’m seeing

That time

Is a truth teller

No matter

What humans 


Wednesday, July 20, 2022


 This weekend I went on more hikes than I have in a very long time. I learned some lessons. God’s world will make you feel small, and I didn’t mind it. I had to push through mental blocks and physical exhaustion. It’s been a long time since I’ve showered in sweat. When I completed these tests, I felt like I conquered the world. In a way I did. My body held and so did my spirit. No small feat. I had to take small steps. I was forced to stop thinking and just move. This weekend proved that I’m more than able. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2022


 I’ve been around my niece and nephews for a bit which means this space took a rest, but what didn’t is what these humans teach me. Whether it’s to sing show tunes at the top of my lungs, or get in the floor and retrieve toys so many times, it is a humbling experience. I’m exhausted, but forever changed by little hands and sweet voices. I do lose my mind and yell sometimes. Then I’m reminded of how many times God gives me what I need to give them:  grace. It all starts there. A few days in the mountains gave me something I forgot I had:  preserverance.  

Friday, July 15, 2022


Rise and shine

Give God the Glory

I’m smiling

Taking in

The scenery

Tuesday, July 12, 2022


 Release the expectation

Set yourself free

To breathe

It’s not the perfect 

I treasure 

It’s the

Insanity of life

That brings

A tear

And a joy

I can’t explain



Bring healing 

To this weary being

How are you today?

Monday, July 11, 2022

Honesty, honestly

 I’m staring at a screen waiting to be filled with something masterful. As I hit each key, I realize this. Writing is about the absence of perfection. It’s the raw and unfiltered. The one without polish. It’s about returning to roots. The deep ones that hold pain and promise. It’s letting you see a soul as calloused as my toes. It’s about learning from anything or anyone that crosses the path. It’s about showing weakness so that strength may become a necessary antidote. I have become stubborn, and not in a good way. It’s about learning from a six year old, not arguing about nonsense. I’ve loved Philippians 4:13, but I haven’t let it make roots. I can recite it, but do I believe it. Honesty, the policy, I haven’t honored in a long time. 


 Yesterday my niece was over, and it never ceases to amazes me the wisdom of children. Playing tic tac toe, she says “you can’t keep doing the same thing if you want to win”. I didn’t even realize it. Her words stuck with me. How often in life do I do the same things just to not lose. At six and a half, my niece gave me advice I will keep forever. I want to remember that you can be taught by anyone at anytime. Who knew a rainy summer Sunday is when I would receive such gifts. Thank you Lord for the children who remind me of life lessons we adults seem to forget. 

What have children taught you?

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Friday, July 8, 2022

Get to know me

 I love collecting seashells

I have a sweet tooth

I love to shop

Buying books is my weakness

Traveling soothes my soul

Tell me something about you

Thursday, July 7, 2022


 Wins for today

A new day

A juicy peach

A word search

My soul is breathing easier today. I am grateful. 

Share yours?

Wednesday, July 6, 2022




I learn to retain

The heart

Soul and mind

To align 

To where harmony sings

And the world

Utters its pure delight 

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

North Carolina

 The window of the soul

Is the mountain peaks 

The ocean waves

The skunks

The birds


And every joy

That comes

My way

Like an aperol spritz


 Have the spirit of a child

The imagination

The wonder

That’s on my heart today

I’m having to let go

Of everything

I once held dear

Look out the window

Put down the phone

Grateful for no cell service

In remote parts

Tell me about your gratitude

Monday, July 4, 2022


 In my deep exhales, as I erase the fears creeping up, I remember the promise. The promise that says every day I am here. I don’t make myself known. I’m in the shadows. I’m watching and waiting to see when and where I fit. I fill your cup as needed. I’m on the unsteady, choppy waters.  I’m in the waiting room. I’m in the food you eat, the water you drink. I’m in the trips you take and the decisions you make. 

In the world

I May be dismayed

But with You

At the helm

I’m restored

For with faith

Earth bows

Down to its Maker

Happy 4th

 Enjoy the day

In such a way

That a smile

Is a mile wide

And joy radiates

Upward and forevermore

Sunday, July 3, 2022


 Cuddles on the couch

With the pooch 

As I sip my 

Delicious brew

And a tomato

Sandwich awaits

Me later

Saturday, July 2, 2022


 Favorite inspirational quotes?

Favorite words of wisdom from friends or family?

Share with me

Friday, July 1, 2022


One week has passed since the vacation of dreams and here are my thoughts on reality one week later. God is allowing me to be uncomfortable to fulfill His needs for me. The ferry ride to Martha’s reminds me of life. I needed to refocus. I couldn’t look at the waves soaking up chop.  I couldn’t look at my feelings of discomfort as the boat rocked. I needed to focus on the Rock that sustains. It was as I did this that I could enjoy watching the waves white cap and roar with a ferocious fervor. God gets my attention when and where He wants it. 


 Soft sand

Drink in hand

Birds chirping

Dogs running

And all I do

Is enjoy

My seat


All the action

Thursday, June 30, 2022


 Any prayer requests?

Tell me what your heart feels?

Tell me your wins?

Wednesday, June 29, 2022


 In Your Prescient and Providential nature, I start a new journey. I will look for the opportunity to learn and to trust. My soul rests in the knowledge of who You are, not in who I am. As I rest my heart and exhale. I let go. Hold me. Surprise my sensibilities. Change is not to be feared, embrace it. Riding the waves of fear that release the freedom to believe. Activate the faith of the forefathers. My spirit rises to meet the moment. 

2 Timothy 1:7

Waving hi

 Take me back


Roll out


Greet me


And let

My soul




Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Island time

 What did vacation teach me?

I’m being taught that waiting is a worthwhile pursuit. I’m learning that people want to connect. They want to help you. They will see your heart. They want to love you. Let them. I’m learning that I’m more than capable. My heart loved Nantucket, my soul was Martha, my mind a Hyannis. What troubled my heart at the time becomes the memory I most treasure. I miss riding the ferry everyday. It gave my mind and body two hours of forced rest just watching the ocean. I’m still pinching myself. God is good even when I am not. Nature is the only salve that always reminds me of where I stand. 


 The waves 

Lull me 

Into a slumber

Until waves

Lash the

Jetty rocks

Woods Hole

The ferry 

Trying to hold

It’s own

As this human

Begged for 

Ginger ale

Monday, June 27, 2022


 My vacation was one I will never forget. It amazes me that last week I was on Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. The location was pure fairy tale even when life isn’t. I kept telling myself to be pinched. I couldn’t believe this was my reality. I’ve come back with plenty of seashells and sand in my purse that I don’t want to clean out. I’ve eaten more lobster in every form.  Every bite left me to imagine if my fantasy matched the reality. As I took in God’s creation, my breath got caught, my eyes amazed. The teal and turquoise waters crashing against golden sand will be etched forevermore. With each step, I fell in love with the Creator who exceeds my expectation, and says look. My soul rejoiced when my mind could not. I will say that on vacation, anxiety, still visited me. I needed to feel that ocean air, soft sand, massage those seashells to realign. Different locations teach different lessons, but they all come back with the same message. God is everywhere and in everything. 


 Back from Cape Cod

Ate more lobster

Than one should

Rode more ferries

Walked beaches

And saw

God’s creation

Putting on a show

Sunday, June 26, 2022


 Thank you for all the concern shown. I took a week off for vacation. I’m back. I’m tired, but very happy. I’m full of contentment. How are you all?  I missed you. Fill me in. Regine

Sunday, June 19, 2022


 Let it go

Three words

I don’t like 

Because it signifies 

The thing 

I want most

Is the one


I can’t have

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Bible verses

 Would you give me a list of your favorite Bible verses?  Thank you so much. 

Reclaim the Faith

 The power

Is within me

To worry

Or praise

God is faithful

My faith

Needs actions

Not words

Challenging myself

To find the beauty

Where it is

All around me

Friday, June 17, 2022


 I’m learning 

I must have 

Faith in 

My ability 

To thrive

Not merely survive

Thursday, June 16, 2022


 Write what you know

That’s the saying 

Could’ve fooled me

Or not

What I know

Not much

But this

Is true

Life’s trials

Can be painful

And full of magic

In the same breath

Thank you


Thank you 

For self introspection 

And for the willingness 

To stop

And just marvel

At your goodness

Wednesday, June 15, 2022


 Tell me your wins for the day

Picked vegetable

Well water tastes so good

So many pen pals.  

Your turn

Tuesday, June 14, 2022


 Brought to tears

To know

I’ve never 

Met you

But you

Love me

In a way

That moves me

That you desire 

For my dreams

To be realized

And for hope

To spring eternal

You humble me

Leave me wondering

If how you love me

Is how God

Wants us to 

Love each other


 I’m having to trust

Trust His Goodness

Trust when the anxiety 

Sets in

Trust His Will 

Is better than mine

Enjoy the day

Not wish it away

Knowing when

To stop fighting

And surrender

Any prayer requests?

Monday, June 13, 2022


 It’s early morn

The music plays

As I string

Along a thought

Hoping it resonates


Keep me ticking

Keep me going

When I want 

To quit

The desires

Of my heart

Defy gravity 

And a constellation’s


Happy Monday my friends. 

Sunday, June 12, 2022

The Lord’s Day

 On my mind

This morning

I need to practice 

Positive thinking

And being content

In every circumstance



My mind

Purify my heart

Cleanse me

And let

Your Will prevail

It’s the Lord’s Day

You are to be revered

Glorified and Praise

Friday, June 10, 2022


 Tell me your wins for the week

What made you smile

Made you think

Hit the ground

Praise God 

And say 


I am recovering slowly. In addition to hurting myself, I had to increase the amount of medication I was receiving. It’s an adjustment.  I’m glad to have a choice. It’s an honor to get older. I never want to forget that. It is a privilege to learn. It’s a pain to wait, but if that’s the price, I will pay it. God Bless you all. 


Thursday, June 9, 2022

Accepting love

 Acceptance is love

Love is acceptance

And once

It builds roots

It frees the soul

To move

The heart 

To breathe

Wednesday, June 8, 2022


 Let me love

Deeper than divide

Wider than depths

And find 

The desire

To continue

Doing right

Even if

If doesn’t suit

My motives


 Share with me what’s on your heart?

Tuesday, June 7, 2022



At my pump refill

I got instructions

Slow down

I hurt myself recently

Trying to run

To get the door

And if I heard

Many times

They can wait

You’re straining your body

And not bouncing back

Accept the limitations

I’m not superhuman

I’m Regine

And that will

Have to do

If I don’t visit you all

I’m sorry

Sitting for too long

Is painful right now

I’m not admitting losses

I’m just acknowledging

The truth I’ve always known

But chose to subvert

Monday, June 6, 2022

Thank you

 Thank you 

So much 

For the

Birthday wishes 

For my mom

They made

Her day

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Happy birthday

 It’s my 

Mom’s birthday 


Could you all

Say Happy birthday 

She said 

She wanted nothing 

Being alive

Is more than adequate 

Friday, June 3, 2022


 It’s Friday

Soaking up

The sunshine

And smells

Of yumminess

From my garden

Thursday, June 2, 2022


 Sending lots of love

To a world 

In desperate need

Of it

Wednesday, June 1, 2022


 Bouncing fuzzy 

Yellow ball

About to 

Be smashed overhead

 What is your favorite sport?

Tuesday, May 31, 2022


 Honest post here. 


Those four letters

Give me pause

An anxiety

For I suffer 

From it 

Started at sixteen

Medically unable 

To drive

Now to social media

Seeing the destinations

That capture my imagination

And I’ve not seen yet

I know I’m in

A waiting season

And I’m having

To trust

What I don’t understand

About myself

I’m no longer

Seeking the answer 

I just want to learn

What I was too stubborn

To do 

Long ago

Monday, May 30, 2022

Mountain memories

 Honoring your sacrifice today. Thank you is never enough. 

Some pieces of my heart came to visit this weekend. While I don’t have children of my own, I claim my nephews and niece as my own. They are a true joy. Before they and their parents left we took a little trip to the North Carolina mountains for lunch in Saluda, NC. There is something about an old-timey Main Street that makes my heart smile. 


Bring the 

Cool breeze 

And majesty

That makes

You put

The phone down


The curves

In the road

And cherish

Ordinary moments

Friday, May 27, 2022



You know 

My heart






That is

On my heart

Thursday, May 26, 2022


 What is on your heart?

What is making you smile?

What are you reading?

The children. The faces are etched in my soul forever. Search your souls. Jesus loves the children. He states it plainly. Search your motives. 

A good book. Fresh fruit. Snail mail. Unexpected gifts. Each day is an unexpected gift. I make plans, and God just shakes His head. You all make me smile. The way you love me is so extraordinary. Thank you. 

I’m reading Jayci Lee’s books. They are some of my favorites. She’s an AAPI author. I can’t say this enough. Get to know others different than yourself. You’ll be forever changed for the better. 

Blessings and love one another today. 


Wednesday, May 25, 2022


 I have no words today. 

Look upon us Lord

Grant me peace

Where there is

No understanding 

Search your hearts

Your souls

Dig deep

Because today 

It is a privilege

To be alive

Tuesday, May 24, 2022


 The laughter

Ringing through


Sending the shivers

Of giddy delight

Must be 


Longer nights

To bathe 

In Nature’s 


Monday, May 23, 2022


 French toast

Cool breezes

A cute pooch

A beautiful morning

What is making you

Smile today 

Saturday, May 21, 2022



I reclaimed 

Something my soul

Has lacked

Complete joy

In simplicity

Friday, May 20, 2022


 What you up to today?

What is making you joyful?

What are you reading?

Thursday, May 19, 2022


 Swinging from the rooftops 

Singing from the treetops 

May the light

Shine through 

That darkness 


To cloud

Wednesday, May 18, 2022


 What is making you smile?

Any wins this week?

What are you reading?

What are you making?

What are you baking?

My poodle

Finding a bathing suit

Asian authors

A victory journal

Nothing at the moment

Monday, May 16, 2022

Good morning

 Sipping on

My morning joe

Ready to start

The day

Getting in

My daily walk

What about you?

Friday, May 13, 2022


 I’m struggling with discipline

To eat right

To read my Bible

With conviction

And fervor 

That I give my phone

Please pray

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Wednesday, May 11, 2022


 What are you reading?

What are you sending?

What are you ordering?

What are you thinking?

What is bringing you joy?

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Don’t retreat

 I must forgive myself

To free myself

From a shame 

I don’t deserve

I’m reclaiming

The promise

Of Jesus

Who came

To replace

The perfectionist

That resides in me

Quiet my mind

Still the soul

Replace fear 

Of mistakes 

And rejection

With pride

For conquering

Not retreating

Monday, May 9, 2022


 Just sitting in silence

Remembering when

To fight

When to stop

When to meditate

Leave it in prayer

For when

I don’t understand

I get mad

And anger

Is an emotion

That leaves

Me in disarray

I’m coming undone

Knowing what worked

Years ago

Doesn’t cut it now

I still see injustice

But I can’t let others pain

Destroy my peace

I’m to pray

Do what I can

And leave it

In hands

More capable

Than my own

My mental state

On a razor’s edge

On a wave

On the shores

Of Oahu

Riding atop

The white caps

Basking on the highs

Of nature’s beauty


What are you grateful for today 

My mom


A cozy bed

Saturday, May 7, 2022


 I want to be grateful 

No matter the fact

That I’m befuddled

Most of the time

They only thing

I know

Is that I’m His

And for today

That’s enough

Love the life

You have

In war torn nations

Quiet is a blessing

Friday, May 6, 2022


 Each of you readers whether you comment or not give me peace, perspective and purpose. Thank you for sharing your lives and hopes with me. I hope this day gives you all that you need of it. Be kind. Be loving. Be you. Sending love your way if you need it. Blessing my friends. 


Thursday, May 5, 2022


 Any prayer requests today?  I haven’t done one in awhile. I hope this day finds you healthy and happy. Blessings my friends. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022


 It’s a quiet day

Round these woods

As I find

The confidence

To take each day

As a blessing

It is

Tuesday, May 3, 2022


 What I’m reading- Books by Jayci Lee. Highly recommend

What I’m eating- Pineapple smoothies

What I’m ordering- Vitamins

What I’m doing- Writing pen pals

What I’m watching- the news

Your turn?

Monday, May 2, 2022


 The humidifier

As my only sound

I’m basking 

In the physical quiet

Hoping my mind

Receives the memo

Break my soul

So I can mend

And start all over

Back at square one




Progress isn’t always linear

It comes as it wishes

Not on my timetable

Sunday, May 1, 2022


 Sunday smiles

Sunday graces

As I enter 

The day with perspective 

And purpose

Friday, April 29, 2022


 Grateful for you Lord

Grateful for long walks

Grateful for all of you

Tell me your joys for the week

Thursday, April 28, 2022


 What are you making?

What is your favorite easy healthy meal to make?

What are you reading?

What is on your heart?

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Thank you

 Thank you for encouraging this heart of mine. The way you love me is something I can’t repay. Thank you for giving me a smile today. 



Thank you

For another day

Please rid me

Of the anxiety

That is racking

My mind and body

Monday, April 25, 2022


As I sit here, I was reminded of someone’s words yesterday. My gift is not for my benefit. It’s for others. It’s for His glory. These past few weeks have been anything but stellar. I’m realizing I still need help, whether I want it or not. This has been one of the hardest things to accept. When the world preaches independence, I let myself fall into the trap. I’m not normal. Never will be. This hurts my pride like no other, but in order to grow…. The pride got kicked to the curb in embarrassing fashion, and help is a necessity. Whether my writing still is the gift God intended, I can only hope. If you will humble me with your prayer, I’d be grateful. 

Good morning

 Good morning 

Still recovering 

Going slower

Than I’d like

Tell me

What is making 

You smile 

Sunday, April 24, 2022


 Favorite pasta dish?

Favorites new read?

Last compliment you received?

Friday, April 22, 2022


 I contemplated not posting. I’m under the weather. Ricola and I are in a relationship this week. My mind has been working overtime and not in a good way. I need prayers that my pride doesn’t impede progress. Trying to do it all myself is having unnecessary consequences. There is no eloquence. Just raw and unfiltered

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Tuesday, April 19, 2022


 What is making you smile?

What’s for breakfast?

What is on your mind?

What are you reading?

What have you ordered lately?

Friday, April 15, 2022

Good Friday


As I remember 

Your sacrifice 

Please rid me

Of anger

And bitterness 

Grant me 


And Your


Thursday, April 14, 2022

Tell me

 What is making you smile?

Tell me a win for you?

Tell me something people don’t know about you?

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Thank you

 Lean in the blessing

Of unexpected joy

That prayers

Get answered

When relief

Is the aim

Not my vanity

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

List of goodness

 With all the sadness and uncertainty in the world tell me your list of good things. 

Found a new flavor of ice cream

Got a haircut

Reading a new book

Monday, April 11, 2022

A word

 My life

Should be

A proclamation

Of what this

Holy Week 


In Your Word

The sinner

Is forgiven

And life

Is lived

With divine purpose

And grace

That is

Given freely

Every day

Let my worship

Be one 

That glorifies



My own selfish ambition

Saturday, April 9, 2022


 Saturday’s questions

What is your favorite vacation? Domestic and international

What is your latest order?

What is your latest find?

Favorite charity?

Favorite authors?

My answers

Newport RI and Assisi Italy


Weetabix. I’m hooked

World Central Kitchen and Nova Ukraine

Jennifer Loy and Jenny Proctor

Your turn

Friday, April 8, 2022


 Wins for the day


Enjoyed Weetabix and bananas for lunch

Won a book

What are yours?

Thursday, April 7, 2022



In the river

Cool waters

Awaken the senses

Free the mind

Wednesday, April 6, 2022


 Rainy days

Are not 

My favorite

But they


My favorites

The blooming gardenias

And pink azaleas

And help 

Boom the height

Of the mighty sunflower

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Never enough

 In my soul

In my heart

In my mind

Even when 

I don’t think

You are

You are

And for that

A thousand thanks

Are never enough

Three things of gratitude

The gift Lord of what you provide

The yellow and blue who show me how to live

The dog whose love doesn’t fail

Monday, April 4, 2022

Declaration of faith

 Declaring life abundant 

For myself and those 

I love

God grant us all life

In Your never ending grace

May I focus

On the goodness

You envelope 

And surround me in


Name three great things from your weekend?

Friday, April 1, 2022


 What are you reading?

What are you cooking?

What are you baking?

Something that makes you smile?

Favorite new find?

Thursday, March 31, 2022


 Fortify my soul

Grant me peace

And obedience 

The latter

I’m lacking

At the moment

Tell me something good

That happened yesterday

Wednesday, March 30, 2022



I don’t multitask well at all. I’ve tried. I’ve had to write lists to remind myself to brush my teeth. I’m moving slower these days to lessen the anxiety. I’ve spending more time in nature, exercising and reading. Mental health equals physical wealth. Be happy my friends. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Abandoning perfection

 I’m slowing down

Worshipping freely

Listening to 

The voice 

I’ve silenced

I’m not fulfilling

The calling

Even when

I don’t like

What I write

I must continue

For it’s what

He asks me

It isn’t an

An adoration society 

For people

It’s simple


And undivided attention

And respect

For Him

Who doesn’t 

Ask for much

Learn from me

Don’t squander 

The talent

Seeking the unattainable 

In search

Of something 

So fickle


May my words

Glorify You

And make 

You smile


Somebody finally chose

To ditch perfection

Monday, March 28, 2022


 At thirty-eight

The words worry

At thirteen

They flew 

And soared

The question is

Idealism ceased

When reality

Was too much

Not to address

Free me

From worry

So life

Can become 

A joy

It deserves

Thank you ancestors

The blood of 

Yellow and blue

Is my mantra

Be determined

Be so fierce

The world

Takes notice


 What are you ordering?

What are you eating?

What are you reading?

Prayer requests?

A good thing from the weekend?

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Garden aromas

 The winds

Whips me around

To the delicious 

Scent that

A garden delivers

The tomatoes shake

The basil shimmers

In a bright sunshine

As Spring

Reinforces her arrival

Thursday, March 24, 2022


 My heart

Resides in

The red

White and blue

But it’s made 

Up of people

Whose blood 

Was yellow and blue

Stand proud

Like the 


You are


 What are you reading?

What are you making?

What are you ordering?

What is on your heart?

Any prayer requests?

Wednesday, March 23, 2022


 Breathe in

Breathe out

Release frustration

Inhale peace

Let it all go

And think

Of butterflies

If you must. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2022



The battlefield 

That requires 

Multiple sets 

Of batteries

Amp up courage 

Dial up patience

Success is 

A slog

That demands

Everything you have

Even on

Off days

Monday, March 21, 2022



Never surrender

You’ve come too far

To let it all fall

Rise up

On the anchor

On which

Faith rests

Now and forever

He doesn’t forsake

He doesn’t leave

That’s reason enough

To not retreat 

And give 

The enemy 

Your victory

Remember the strength 

Of your ancestors

Slava Ukraini

Friday, March 18, 2022


 Who are your favorite authors?

Favorite pieces you always wear?

Favorite snacks?

Favorite ways to relax?

Prayer requests?

Wednesday, March 16, 2022


 Be strong 

Be brave

Take the chance

The risk

To be full

Of joy

Without regret 

Tuesday, March 15, 2022


 Sliding into Spring

The green grass grows

The flowers bloom

Appreciating nature

In a wonderful new way

Monday, March 14, 2022


 What are you thinking about?

What are you making?

What are you eating?

What are you ordering?

What is on your heart?

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Lead me

 Thank you Lord

For the blessings

I take for granted

And yet You

Don’t reprimand

Yet remind me

That my actions

Either demonstrate

Or denounce

The power

Of Your Presence 

In my life

Let me love 


As You 

Would lead

Thursday, March 10, 2022


 On this day

I’m grateful

For simple things

That are really


Wednesday, March 9, 2022



You inspire me

You drive me

You show me

Why I’m proud

You remind me

Of why I fight

Why I live

And why I must continue

To be a human

Full of hope


And compassion


Use me

To magnify

To pray

And have

A heart

For humanity

Tuesday, March 8, 2022


 I’m slowly learning 

How to live again

It’s frightening

Yet exhilarating

I’m getting brave


The realization

Came after

An early morning

Plunge into 

A cool pool

I’m living again

In honor

Of every Ukrainian

Fighting for

That right

Monday, March 7, 2022


 What are you reading?

What are you ordering?

Last act of kindness?

What are you watching?

What are you listening to?

Sports romance


Giving compliments



Sunday, March 6, 2022


 What is making you smile?

What is on your heart?

My niece and nephew



Friday, March 4, 2022

Thursday, March 3, 2022


Thank you Lord
For giving me peace
As I write
It is a privilege
Don’t oppress
Or ostracize
When the world
Sees your countenance
Will it greet
You with
A grateful smile

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Yellow and blue

 Yellow and blue

The color

Of hope 


All odds 

My heart

Only grows 

Fonder for 

You all

With each day

Tuesday, March 1, 2022


 What are you ordering?

What are you reading?

What are you making?

What is making you smile?

What is your favorite color?

Monday, February 28, 2022


 Let me say

That everything 

In my life

Right now

Is great

And yet 

My soul


I’m counting 


That I can

Articulate this

I haven’t taken 

A breath

In years


My lungs


I’m tired 

Of waking up



My need for control 

Has superceded

My need

For You

Sunday, February 27, 2022


Rise and shine

It’s the Lord’s day

Praying for Ukraine

Smile, your alive

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Friday, February 25, 2022

Smiling and standing

 I still smile

When it’s bleak

Hope must stand

When I cannot 


Thursday, February 24, 2022


 What is making you smile?

Who is making you smile?

What are you making?

Last book you read?

Prayer requests?

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Monopoly board

 Life right now

Looks like

A monopoly board

You don’t get to skip

And collect 

Two hundred dollars

I’ve not wanted

To share

What I don’t like

But doing 

What I don’t like

Is bringing peace

And a freedom

I’d feared 

I’d lost

Getting to know moi

 In every Amazon order I have at least one book

I have six destinations on my bucket list

As a snack I like SmartSweets candy

I have music on when I write

I have so many clothes in my closet, but wear the same things every day

Share yours?

Tuesday, February 22, 2022



Give me

The will

To be kind

When I’m fraying

The light is flickering

And my cranky ways

Haven’t found the door

Monday, February 21, 2022


 Lesson learning. I deleted so many posts today because God knew my heart was not in the right place. When I’m hurt or offended, I will do the same to others. I’m human. My posts this morning sought human approval, but when you are convicted right after you hit publish, it’s Him. I argued with Him. I did not win. My conscience would not let me rest. That is a feeling I want none of you to have. After deleting the post, I’m lighter. I’m okay. Just because I didn’t get my way doesn’t mean I take it out on others. God will call you on it. That I know. The question is this. Will you listen?


 Physical exertion

Brings me

A mental peace

I can’t describe

And I’m grateful

That my body cooperates

Friday, February 18, 2022

Friday fun

 Off of my latest post. I will go back to posting as I’m led. What I’m being led to do now is a little more fun

Getting to know Regine

My favorite NFL player- Peyton Manning. I asked my sister for his jersey for Christmas. It still hangs in my closet. It’s the Colts jersey. 

My go to song is James Taylor Fire and Rain

I love collecting stationery and stickers

Landing in Venice Italy in dense fog in frigid February is a memory I treasure. 

I like ordering the weirdest options on the menu at restaurants. Almost always I regret ordering them. 

I’m sucked into playing Wordle every day. 

Will you play along?


 I am slowly coming back to this. I need to share the unsavory of my life. I can’t let others’ negativity dictate what I need to share. I’ve strayed from my mission. I don’t have passion for what I’m posting now. I’ve been dimming my light. I can’t do it anymore. If there’s a comment I don’t like, I will read it, and see if has merit. If it doesn’t. Im praying for you. You are hurting. My words haven’t hurt you, something else is. God bless you all. 

Thursday, February 17, 2022


 I finally realized 

I can’t fight

What is meant

To help me

The pride

And shame

Need to go

So I can be

The version of me

God desires to see

Wednesday, February 16, 2022


 Last book you read?

Last sweet treat you ate?

Last thing you bought?

What made you smile?

Last prayer request you made?

Tuesday, February 15, 2022


 Facing the fear

That has consumed me

And spit me out

For all the world

To see

Is not my proudest moment

The anxiety has returned

I can’t lie

Confronting it

Rather than hiding it

Monday, February 14, 2022

Happy Valentine’s Day

 Hot red nails

Pale pink flowers

And a strawberry

For good measure

Happy Valentine’s Day

Sunday, February 13, 2022


 What snacks are you making?

Who are you rooting for?

Favorite sports movie?

Favorite sports book?

Who is your team?

Friday, February 11, 2022






I’m working on

Right now

Even if 

I can’t 

See it 

Right now

Tell me something good from your week?

Wednesday, February 9, 2022


Life is
A savory
Bite of brisket
Dipped in barbecue sauce
A creamy spinach casserole
That melts
In your mouth
And leaves
One satisfied

A nice walk downtown
Looking at all
The storefronts 
And wondering
Which ones
Will call
My attention
And make
Me want to
Stop in

A rare 
February day
That is pleasant
To brush up
My bare skin


 In your presence 

I’m finding

That I must wait

To get the answers

I need and want

But the key is

The wait 

Is where

The answer

Is really at

Tell me something good

Tuesday, February 8, 2022


 A bowl 

Of shrimp

And grits

At lunch

Still has

My mouth 


And me 

Licking my lips

Monday, February 7, 2022


 Rainy and wet

Moisture dripping

From the sky

As the livestock

Crowd around

Awaiting an 

Unexpected bath

Sunday, February 6, 2022


Chili in the crockpot
Cornbread in the oven
A delicious meal
On a chilly 

How is your Sunday?

Friday, February 4, 2022


 What are you reading?

What are you eating?

What are you listening to?

What are you watching?

Something good that happened this week?

Thursday, February 3, 2022


 Coffee in hand 

Music beside me


As I contemplate

My next move

On this warm

Spring-like day

I recall days 

Of drinking fruit juice

And eating tuna salad

At the swimming pool

On Miami Beach

Speaking Spanish

With mi abuelita 

Wednesday, February 2, 2022


 Arching up my heels

Looking up

Arms reaching

For the heights

And extraordinary depths

With expectant gratitude

That You


Continue to 

Bless and bestow


And mercy 

On me

A humbled 

Lowly servant

Of King Jesus

Thank you for 

Giving me words

To write

Turning over

A new leaf

Uncertain of 

Where it may lead

Tuesday, February 1, 2022


 I’m grateful for the majority of you who speak life into me. The few that don’t even when meant well is not well received. I will continue to share, but it will be done more carefully. I’m taking proactive steps to protect my mental health. Peace is imperative for me. You can be strong yet sensitive. My desire to help others has come as at a cost. One, I’m not sure I can no longer incur. I need to pray for what exactly to share that does both. I’m hoping I can thread the needle. Please pray for me. Tell me something good today. 


Monday, January 31, 2022


 I’m contemplating what to share. I probably will in due course, but right now, I’m sitting with it. Every day I accept even more parts of the story that God is showing me. I have to remember this:  It’s not for my glory, but for His. If I share now, my pride and pain will show. Each day is like shedding a layer of skin. A layer of that soft exterior that leads to a hard interior. I know what I fear, I’m just trying to extract it delicately. An event happened this weekend that only He could use for others, but for me too. There isn’t a manual for how deep rooted emotions can occur from something good happening. God didn’t bless me to be a multi-tasking human. Walking and chewing gum at the same time is as much as I can handle. A euphemism yes. A lie, no. I often wonder how many layers we humans have. It’s honestly exhausting.  There is work to do on my soul, mind and body. More than I can say. More than I want to admit. I’ve been a perpetual work in progress for years with no signs of abating. Learning how to be independent physically is mentally draining. It’s a task that needs to be done. It’s not linear. It has more zigs and zags than a maze. Please treasure your independence. It’s a pain to gain. When people can’t see your disability and you have to spell it out and prove it, it is humbling. All this to say, I’m healing, but there is still more to be done. I pray you all are well. 


 Equip me

Lord to 

Do uncomfortable 


If it



Sunday, January 30, 2022


 Sunday morning

Smile sunshine

It’s a blessing 

To be alive

Friday, January 28, 2022


 Dreaming of dancing

In a field of flowers

My heart is set

On spring

In the middle

Of winter

Happy Friday

Stay warm

And safe

My friends

Thursday, January 27, 2022


 What are you reading?

What are you baking?

What are you ordering?

What are you dreaming of?

What are you grateful for?

Are you playing Wordle?

Wednesday, January 26, 2022


 Back to basics

What am I grateful for

Break it

All down

And start again

Because when

You wake up sour

You need to

Try again

What are you grateful for?

This blanket that is keeping me cozy and warm


Good books

Raisin Bran

And Jesus

Who is always there

Reminding me

That bearing fruit

Starts with my attitude

Tuesday, January 25, 2022


 The magic

Is within me

When I put

My pride


And let 

The world

Be my oyster

Please pray for someone special to me. Thank you all. 

Monday, January 24, 2022


 Life is 

A journey 

In finding


In community

I will say 

As I shared

The truth

Of Cerebral Palsy

Freedom is coming

The truth 

Does set you free

No matter

How much

It hurts your pride

Sunday, January 23, 2022


 Ball game baby

Pretzels and poupon

Drinking in

The warm glow

Of a win

On a cold

Sunday night

Friday, January 21, 2022

Snow angels

 Waiting on snow

Hopefully I can

Make snow angels

Tell me something good that happened to you this week. 

Any prayer requests?

Thursday, January 20, 2022


 Rainy and wet

By cozy inside

With a warm heart

Beside the fire

To heat 

My cold feet

Wednesday, January 19, 2022


 Mirror mirrors

Back at me


I smile

Really and fully

Knowing that 

Living is a privilege

Being grateful 

In truth

Not just

Something to say

Tuesday, January 18, 2022


 What are you reading?

What are you cooking/baking?

What are you ordering?

What are you watching?

What are you drinking?

Monday, January 17, 2022





Slow day

Here to recover

Share something good.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Trust You

 I come to you today with tears. Tears of gratitude. That you delight in my joy, and comfort me in my pain. I’m having to be still and rest. I’m having to sit. Just rejoice in the blessings that come. They will come. I have to trust. Thank you for being constants in this journey. Every time I feel alone, I come here and read the words of encouragement you leave me. And I wonder what I’ve done to deserve such love. God is here. I know that. Thank you. Happy Friday. 

Thursday, January 13, 2022


 What is making you smile?

What are you reading?

What are you ordering?

What’s for breakfast?

Favorite sweet or salty treat?

Wednesday, January 12, 2022


 Achievements:  Going to the doctor. 

Went this morning to the doctor. Very nervous. Did I get the results I desired?  No. Is it something I can live with later on. Yes. I’m learning that growth is hard. It can hurt. Your pride will get demolished. Mine just did. It doesn’t feel good. Honestly, in the past few years, my fear has skyrocketed. My faith. I’m still searching. Mentally tired, but doing hard things. 

Tell me something good. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022


 Hold on tight

Dear girl

Life is 

A wild ride

You ready

To lace 

Them up

And go

Monday, January 10, 2022


 Dancing to 

The song

In my head

That says

Don’t be afraid

It’ll be alright

You’ll survive

Despite your pride



We meet again

I greet you

With a smile

And a wave


A great day. 

Any prayer requests?

Friday, January 7, 2022



You’re here again

You’re here again

And I’m saying

Good morning

How are you all?

Wednesday, January 5, 2022


 Each day

I’m returning 

To a person 

I recognize 


The blessing 

That still

Gives perspective 

I actually savored

God’s creation


A walk

With Jesus

The dog

And so much


As I anticipate 


From penpals


 What are you ordering?

What are you reading?

What are you snacking on?

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Monday, January 3, 2022


 Enjoying the sunshine

Before the cold

Snaps me back

To reality


Winter truly arrives 

In all her 

Glory and Splendor


 Last thing you read?

Favorite Christmas gift?

New Year’s goals?

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Good morning

 Leave your favorite Bible verses or favorite words of encouragement. This year, I’m making a choice to think positive. Change my mindset. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday

Saturday, January 1, 2022