Dynamic Commitment

Strength lies in numbers. The more members in a group, the more manpower and resources. Well… Maybe. That truly depends on the kids of members in the group. Most groups operate on an 80/20 rule: 80% of the work is done by 20% of the people. There are leaders,...

Organizing the Chaos

For several months, I’ve been doing live videos on Facebook (and also sharing them on YouTube). An unintentional result is piles of notes all over the desk. I’ve been working harder at keeping my notes all in a journal instead of whatever piece of paper is nearest, but sometimes,...

Surfing the Waves

After a seven month hiatus from writing, I’m back. This seven quick takes will highlight more than the previous week because so much has happened. Writing again is just the thing I need to be doing, even when it also seems like the hardest thing to do.  Getting through...

Becoming a WaveMaker

In 2019, I started doing live videos on Facebook. I completed three separate 14-day challenges to go live every day for two weeks. My consistency outside of the challenges wavered at times, but not ever to the point I stopped doing them. At some point in the year, I...

Girl, Don’t Brush Your Hair!

(Post contains affiliate links) In October 2015, I started an adventure that changed my life – and my hair. However, I need to backtrack a little bit before I tell that story. While we lived in Germany, I began using more natural methods of cleaning. This extended into personal...

Becoming and Unbecoming an Army Wife

The rest of the story… This is the written version of a presentation I made at the Mart Lions Club. You can view the video here. In July of 2007, I made a decision that changed my life. Before I can tell you that, I have to tell you...

Make a Good Middle

August means back to school. In some ways, August brings fresh resolve to explore new opportunities and improve on the previous school year. Yes, even for homeschoolers. August is a new beginning, a time to learn new things while building on old lessons. All of this culminates in preparing...

The BEST egg-free brownies

adapted from the “Hershey’s Best Brownie recipe INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup pureed Pumpkin 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup butter or margarine (1 stick) , melted (this recipe easily doubles to a...

Dream Like a Turtle

Stick your head out Some folks are easily swayed by the opinions of others. Some are more likely to say, “What other people think of me is really none of my business.” Each must make a choice, to remain stationary or move forward. Did you know that a turtle...

The Magic of Mindset

“Reason” is a more acceptable word for “excuse” When faced with a busy schedule, a new challenge, or confronting the things you don’t want to do, do you come up with a list of “reasons” to avoid action? The more “reasoning” you do, the easier it becomes. In this...