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