Saturday, December 31, 2022

Thursday, December 29, 2022


 Spinach pitas




Long walks

A lovely day


Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Good morning

 May your day

Find you 

Abounding in hope

Surrounded in love

With an abundant peace

That permeates 

The body

Tuesday, December 27, 2022


 When you think

You’ve learned it all

Is when your soul


The well gushes

And you

Let tears

Of happiness

Flood your heart

With a gratitude

So deep 

It shatters

All you 


You knew

Monday, December 26, 2022


 Good morning. I hope your Christmas was beautiful and full of love. Looking forward with hope and joy. 


You hear me

You see me

You know

What I need

So lead me

Sovereign Lord

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Merry Christmas

 Merry Christmas my friends. May today be one of joy and immeasurable peace. Love you all my friends. Enjoy the day. 

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Merry Christmas friends

 Merry Christmas Eve. It’s cold here, but my heart warm. Lord, lead my heart when it frays. Protect me. Love me when I can’t do the same. Thank you for the love you show me everyday through Your children. You all give me the best Christmas present everyday. Your love and support sustains me and keeps these fingers moving. Thank you. Merry Christmas. 

Friday, December 23, 2022


 May the joy 

Of the Lord



And give you

A reverent peace

Wednesday, December 21, 2022


 What are your holiday plans?

What is on your list?

What is bringing you joy?

Monday, December 19, 2022


 How was your weekend my friends. Sending my love out to you all. The holidays can be rough, but I’m here. Love you friends. 

Friday, December 16, 2022


It’s me
Speak to me
And may 
It be 
My goal
To quiet 
My mouth
And listen

Thursday, December 15, 2022


 What’s on your heart?

Love you all

My friends


I’m thankful

To know

You love

Me too

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Rainy way




Perfect day

To revel

In the glow

Of the fireplace

Tuesday, December 13, 2022


 Sending love to you all

Body and mind

Need rest

Have to make myself

Slow down

I’m not superwoman

Monday, December 12, 2022


 Finally getting into the Christmas spirit

It feels wonderful

I’m jingling all 

The way home everyday

Happy Monday

Tell me your joys today?

Friday, December 9, 2022


Je suis ici. 

Opening up
The mailbox today
And seeing all
The Christmas cards
From people I don’t know
But who know me
Is exhilarating
So special
And blows my mind
To know I’m so loved
Leaves me teary eyed
You give me so much
And while you tell me
I give you something
It doesn’t compute
When you give to me
Expecting nothing back
I’m beyond humbled
I can never thank you enough
Never did I think 
This physically disabled body
And mentally plagued soul
Would find acceptance
From this community
Much less any community
God sees in me
Value and hope
Worth that is priceless
It’s what a babe
In a manger
Is reminding me

Thursday, December 8, 2022


 What I do matters

These are not just


But a window

To my soul

God sheds a 

New layer

With each new day

I just didn’t know

I was so layered

And complicated

Wednesday, December 7, 2022


 See me 

As I am

Not what I’d

Like to be

Trusting you 

Lord with

All of me

And the ones

I love

Tuesday, December 6, 2022


 Pray that

I may 

Have the strength

To accept my weakness

To relinquish my need

To know


What I can’t 

And fully have faith

To trust and obey

Monday, December 5, 2022


 It’s me Regine

God what’s my instructions

For today

In the hot shower

It came to me

That water

Is enough to be

Grateful for

The simple 

Is so prophetic

Saturday, December 3, 2022



For laughter courtesy of Trevor Noah

Comfy clothes 

My pooch

And you all

Your turn?

Friday, December 2, 2022


 It’s a new day


I’m here

I don’t know how

It will work out

I have to trust you

I don’t understand

That’s not

What you ask


Here we go again

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Wednesday, November 30, 2022


 Keep moving

Keep it rolling

I can’t get mad

Or just 

Let it go


And remember

Seasons change

And I can adapt

I’m being challenged

To relish silence

Within the stillness


 Watching From Scratch With Love, and my soul needed it. To bring me back to the place where dreams came true. Where hope and joy were alive. I was alive. Where I walked in that church, and I felt at home. What I’m saying is I’m having to remember the good in my life. The trip to Cape Cod, sitting on an empty beach at ten in the morning massaging the sand in my fingertips. Picking up broken seashells like pieces of priceless treasure. Right now, I’m the broken seashells. I have to remember I am priceless treasure. I’m weary. I’m tired. I’m humbled by a movie and the way it opened my eyes today

Tuesday, November 29, 2022


Lord, It’s Regine again. I’m grouchy and irritable. My plan has not worked. I crave control. I need an attitude adjustment. I have no desire to decorate for Christmas. I haven’t read one Christmas novel. Struggling to find peace in Your Word. I read it, but I don’t feel it. I stopped shopping for things. The things only bring temporary relief, if you can call it that. I’m writing this because I can’t sugarcoat the truth. I can’t lie to you. I can’t lie to myself. So maybe if If I share, I won’t feel so bad. Love you all. 

Monday, November 28, 2022


 Up early with the chickens

Trying to get the brain going

And see what lands

And I’m wiping sleep

From my eyes

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Friday, November 25, 2022





And being still

On my agenda

For today

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Thanksgiving my friends

 Lord, you provide. You are trying to teach me. You are showing me what surrender is. And for that, I’m in tears. Thank you for loving me my very loving followers. Happy Thanksgiving. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Tell me please

 Thank you for all your love. It’s taking all I have not to explode.  I don’t want to divulge yet. And I don’t want to act like a grinch, but my soul is taking hits. Please pray for me. Tell me your good news. I need to rejoice in goodness. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

No words

 I’m seething with anger

Tears streaming down

My cheeks

Smoke billowing

And I’m 

Seeing I 

Have issues

I’m not in 

A good mood

Even if I know

I’m blessed 

And should be 

Counting my blessings

Monday, November 21, 2022


 Thanksgiving week

Let me be



Full of hope

And expectant joy

And blissful smiles

Saturday, November 19, 2022


 Getting in the spirit 

With Hallmark

And cocoa

Happy Saturday

Friday, November 18, 2022


 Good morning from the frosty South

Fire is crackling

Blanket wrapped around

Music playing

And I’m warm inside

Thursday, November 17, 2022


 Tell me something good?

Favorite Thanksgiving side?

Favorite gift to give?

Do you send out Christmas cards?

What do you want for Christmas?

Wednesday, November 16, 2022


 I’m realizing 

That you can’t rush

It happens

When it does

I can’t force

I can only control

My attitude

I’m being equipped

And as much

As I desire

To return 

To old habits


Is not longer

The aim

If I seek

True contentment

Tuesday, November 15, 2022


 This morning my nephew gave me a gift. One I didn’t know I needed. It’s an appreciation for home. The one you can’t replace. The one you can’t live without. It’s my everyday canvas. One I don’t take time to nourish. It’s the blades of grass that ground my feet and tickle my toes. It’s the wildlife in my backyard that make it home. It’s the place that is always there. While I dream of big cities and glittering, shiny lights, it’s the grass being cut by the tractor in the pasture, where I know God is. I went to the doctor yesterday getting medicine injected into the pump in my abdomen, I felt peace. Peace, it’s coming because I’ve been coming to acceptance. Acceptance that God will provide what I can’t. In this season, thankfulness has a new meaning. Freedom. It’s not Christmas yet, but I’m celebrating like it is. 

Monday, November 14, 2022


 Cool mornings

Are here again

Change is around

May I welcome

Its presence 

Sunday, November 13, 2022


 It’s Your day Lord. 

May I give



Due praise

For I am


By a Presence 

That is holy

And beautiful

May I do 

Your will

And relinquish


Friday, November 11, 2022


 What are you reading?

What are you eating?

What are you buying?

Any prayer requests?

Any good news?

Thursday, November 10, 2022


 Almost two months. I didn’t think I’d feel peace. Know peace. It’s there. It helps to have my siblings’ kids to call my own. And love them so much it hurts. I also have accepted that physically my body couldn’t sustain life. And I couldn’t harm my body chasing something not knowing if I truly desired it or if I put pressure on myself to want two kids and a white picket fence. With the husband. I’ve so conditioned myself to conform to standards I couldn’t meet much less exceed. Perfection is a you know what. So some wishes are there, some squashed. I will keep those private, unless you can already read my mind. I’m convinced some of you can. I’m getting to know the real me. Someone I’ve never taken the time to know. Or cared too at all. God said that starts now. And I’m listening. For the first time. Actually listening. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2022


 Some days I put pressure on myself to deliver. Deliver words that make a difference. Some days I question my value. Is what I do quantifiable?  I know this is flawed thinking. I do it anyway. I do this when I try to have control. I know I don’t have it. I still crave it. I’m in waiting. I’ve had to give up what I wanted because my heart said no. Patience is a virtue. Not one I have. It’s necessary. I don’t ask for it. I’m being allotted it anyone. Being honest sets you free. Vulnerability is coming. I’m tired of holding it all in. You’re not alone. I’m not alone. 

Latin flair

 Latin beats

Match the Cuban roots

And I’m swaying

Hips groove


Our heritage

Never leaves us

My soul smiles

With the rhythm

And rhyme

With the knowledge

That my abuelita

Would laugh

And say

I told you so

Tuesday, November 8, 2022


 The fog lifting

Is my greeting 

This warm

November morn

Where possibility

Is just that

Hope is 

In abundance

Peace is offered

And love 

Is on 

The periphery

Just waiting

To make

Its claim

At the center

Of humanity

For where

Love resides

Disdain subsides

Hate ceases

Love encapsulates

Who we can be

When we cease

To be self-absorbed

And defiant

Who I am

Is to be

The outward representation

Of who

He’s always been



And without

Malicious intent


The command

That doesn’t shift

With prevailing wisdom

Majestic love

 I’m fighting my flesh today. Trying now to cower to my own expectation. Worshipping through the anxiety. Having to trust. I don’t understand much, but this I know:  God wants all of me. And He will get it. He stripping away the filter. I’m raw. Square one is better with God than polished refinement. 

You want it all

I hide

But you 

Find me

Every time


Batting an eyelash

Love yourself

It’s the one thing

That makes me shudder

To this day

Let me view

The mirror’s reflection

As proof of Your majesty

Monday, November 7, 2022


 God, it’s Monday morning.  It’s your child Regine searching for words that escape me. My thoughts reflect the deep seated fog outside. It’s the month of gratitude. I’m needing grace right now from myself to let go and let You do Your work. I have not cut out to figure it all out. 

My prayer today

Be an instrument

Of mercy and grace

Where peace

Is granted

To every

Anxious heart

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Friday, November 4, 2022


 For the love 

Of Christ

Warm my bones

Soothe my soul

And grant forgiveness

To your children

Who struggle 

To give it

To themselves

Any prayer requests?

Thursday, November 3, 2022


 In the silence

Of morning

When all

I hear

Are the roaring

Of the 



In my brain


I have words

To convey

What my thoughts

Are making 

Me feel

Wednesday, November 2, 2022


 A nice jog


The breeze

Knowing November 

Is here

To greet me

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Thank you to ten

You affirm me every day. It makes me smile. The fact that you look forward to another ten years makes me cry. I hope that I can continue to inspire and make you smile. Thank you for loving me. Now, the only job I have is to love myself as much or more than others love me.  I love you all. 

Monday, October 31, 2022

Ten years of friendship

 This day is about costumes and candy for many, but for me this day ten years ago seems like a blur of nerves and excitement. I will never forget being told to just do it and get out of my head. You need an outlet.  Those words started what you read all these years later. Now as for what blogging has taught me is or ten years does is that if you enjoy what you do, it will continue much longer than anticipated. I never thought I’d write this long. I didn’t feel confident that what I would share would matter. I didn’t think it would stick. I still wonder, but you keep coming back. I’m grateful for it. Deep within me, I keep at it, because the stability of my mental state depends on it. I would never believe other writers when they said it themselves, but it’s true. My physical health needs stretching and exercise. My mental health needs writing. When I don’t write for a day, mentally I feel displaced. Every day in which I’m afforded breath, it is my desire to be here. I can only pray you will join me. This is what I was meant to do. Write, love people and have them love me back. I can’t pay you back for all you’ve poured into the vessel that is me, but I’m blessed by it every day. You make me feel rich. Richly loved. Richly blessed. Richly wanted. And oh Lord, it still leaves me shocked that it could feel this beautifully and stunningly sweet and amazing. Thank you. So here’s to another ten. 

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Thursday, October 27, 2022


 First of all, I need to say THANK YOU!!!  First for knowing how long I’ve been blogging. Second for your wonderful comments. This morning, I saw a friend post that she is requesting prayers for her child. A possible CP diagnosis. I’ve prayed. But, honestly I don’t know how to pray. In all my years, this is the one thing I’ve stopped asking. You don’t know how life will go. Independence. That’s a pipe dream. I have in some ways. Other ways not so much. And I don’t know if I will fully have it. That’s acceptance. I accept that I don’t know, and that’s the only answer I can give you. The one I can give myself. So please pray if you’d like. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Letting the wall down

 I’m coming up on a big day. It’s a blogging anniversary.  Nine or ten years. I don’t know. Lost count years ago. It’s my most consistent relationship. What have I learned. I’ve learned that if I don’t meet you, know my love for you is endless. You show up. You love me. You don’t question. You seem willing to absorb my rants and frustrations. You fill a void. You mind the gap. You don’t erase my pain. You help me face it. Why I keep writing. To get out my head. To release agony. Ten years of pain. I’d thought I would have been rid of it all. No.  That’s the real answer. Let me honest. My life is damned near perfect. The problem is right between my two ears. I’ve been in therapy long enough to admit that. It’s the voice that’s asks me everyday:  Do I dare ask for more?  And I don’t know whether it’s right of me to ask God for more.  I can’t just believe I’ve written this. In ten years, this is progress. I don’t know how many will read this, but this is about as vulnerable as I’ve ever been. My heart is cracking. It is said one grows, when we break our own darn walls. The dam just burst. 

Cup of tea

 Wrapped in cashmere

Warming up

Cup of tea

I’m ready 

For you

Monday, October 24, 2022





The journey curves

And the vistas



Pure glee

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Thank you

 Observations after two surgeries in two months

Stamina is a daily battle

Health is wealth. A true blessing

God provides

Relief is an elixir

I would ask that you grace me with your prayers as my mind and body undergo a revamp. Ten minutes on a treadmill leaves me exhausted. Overhauling the mind, body and soul is a journey. I’m being selfish for the first time in my life to adjust. I’m having to guard my energy. My words have left me. I’m just so glad you continue to show up. Thank you

Friday, October 21, 2022


 What are your wins for the week?

What are you making?

What is making you smile?

A random fact about you?

Thursday, October 20, 2022


Huddled and warming. It’s as if the cold, brings a clarity, I haven’t had. It feels so good. I’m getting better. Started exercising. Wearing wearing white sweats. Feels goods. I’m ecstatic not to bleed so profusely iron supplements didn’t cut it. I’m having dancing parties in the living room not caring who sees me. Bruno Mars is my musical muse. I’m dreaming. I’m having fun again, even if I’m my only company. I always wondered why a former therapist told me to look in the bathroom mirror and say I love me three times. I did it the other day, and came so close to believing it. Almost one month post op, and my soul is absolutely giddy. Who knew I could feel this good. Thank you for staying with me. You love me. Worth more than millions. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022


 What are you buying?

What are you snacking on?

What is making you smile?

Mine are



Fall colors

Tuesday, October 18, 2022


 Getting ready

For the cold

To set in

The coffee 

To bring warmth

And for Nature

To show 

How well


Is natural

And a blessing

Monday, October 17, 2022


 Apple cider donuts

A side of Prosecco

The mountains

As a backdrop 

Red leaves 

The garland

Of Autumnal Grace

Those hugs

Of a squealing

Seven year old

And a boy 

Who makes

My heart halt

As he climbs 

The tree

And all 

I can picture

Is Tarzan





An example

To their aunt

To seize the day

With gusto and

Reckless abandon 

Friday, October 14, 2022

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Some things about me

 I’m reading a book a night when I can’t sleep

It feels good to be feeling better

The holidays are coming up and I’m excited

Dogs make life better




It’s what happens

When you finally

Unburden yourself

From unrealistic expectations

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Blessing and a value


That the mirror

Is not my enemy

My mind needs

To be molded

By the Father

Not others

Who don’t know

The real me

I’m getting used to new scars. And it’s freeing. Access to medical care is a blessing. I’m up and moving. If you’d told me that right now, I wouldn’t have believed you. I’m grateful for how God is faithful then, now and forevermore. When God made me, I wondered. The fact that He has kept His promise to provide and protect me leaves me breathless. I’m expensive. And He has continued to say, Not a problem. He loves me so much. Maybe I should do the same. 

Be a blessing. The only occupation that has lasting value

Tuesday, October 11, 2022


Letting my body relax
My mind unwind
Knowing He 
Is with me
My job
Is simply 
And watch
Him work
A miracle
In this heart
Of mine


Sun streaming
On my tresses
Crushing leaves
Between my tips
Taking in the flow
Of nature
And letting it be

Monday, October 10, 2022


 My soul awakened today. For the first time, I’m enjoying life. 

Change can be hard, but it can be good. Thank you for telling me that tears can be good. I’ve had to let them out to let go of what I can’t handle. I realized physical exhaustion I can handle but mental exhaustion not at all. To be free, I must fully free myself of regret. I went shoe shopping today, and as the sweet manager told me she was 22, I realized at 39 what a gift time is. 

Today was a good day. I will take it. 

How’s your day?

Sunday, October 9, 2022


 Leaning into

The love of Christ

Give my spirit

A lift

The eyes

Glisten at 

The goodness

Of your Provision

Saturday, October 8, 2022



I still have to take a pain pill to sleep at night

I still cry


I’m slowly returning. Normal. I can’t say. I have to realize I’ve had two surgeries in two months. As well as I do physically, mentally I’m in the woods. Trying to get out each day, but I still can’t verbalize to the outside world my feelings. Besides you all only my best friend knows the depth of my pain. When people ask, I leave it that my body couldn’t handle bearing children. 

I’d ask a favor. Please dont ask a person of faith why they wouldn’t sacrifice their bodies to birth a child. I can’t be fruitful and multiply. Physically it takes every ounce I have to take care of myself. I can’t question God on this anymore. I can’t take away CP. I can’t take away genetics. I can’t risk my life. You love me so well, but just a little thought. 

Friday, October 7, 2022


 Craving brownies 

Devouring new books

Listening to a cute pooch

Your turn?

Thursday, October 6, 2022


 Jackson Browne

And I letting loose

Knowing that today

Is glorious 


I’m freer now

Because I actively

Seek a smile

To bring joy

Wednesday, October 5, 2022


 Mentally turning a corner. I have six nephews and a niece who give me joy. I didn’t birth them, but they are mine. Stuck with me. Seeing them last night on FaceTime gave my soul the smile I temporarily shelved. I cry every day.  I knew my mood would be all over the place after surgery, but really I had no clue. So I’m getting better even if I go through tissues more often than the feminine products I finally trashed. 

Happies today

Tatler magazine 


Tuesday, October 4, 2022


 Each day

Without a tear

Is acceptance

Of what is

Not what I wish

Monday, October 3, 2022

Sunday, October 2, 2022


 Sitting up

A blessing

After a hospital stay

I had to have some

Female organs

Taken out

For health reasons

I will not be bearing children

A fate I fought 

For a year

A year that brought

A pain I won’t explain

My health could no longer

Take the pain

And I had to 

Be reassured

My value

Is not tied

To child-bearing

Be kind

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

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?