Just Keep Going!

Just Keep Going!

“Just keep going!…Just keep going.” You no doubt are familiar with these three words, but are they just some hollow pep talk? Last week I put “just keep going” to a full-throttle test as I revved my all-wheel CRV across a rain-gullied, mud-sloughed country road....
Hello, I Did it!

Hello, I Did it!

I know well the pendulum of I can’t vs. I did it. Maybe you do too. Years ago while recovering from a hospital stay, my mom visited me while my dad attended a business convention. Our first morning alone together, I made breakfast while Mom dressed. When Mom reached...
Why Getting Older Is Wonderful

Why Getting Older Is Wonderful

Getting older is wonderful. This weekend, I end my decade in the 50s. Awww. . . it’s been a tremendous ride along the sharp curves, bumpy roads, and smooth sailing of ten more years of life. As I sift back through some of the highlights of my years past 49, I decided...
You Do the Math

You Do the Math

Some days it’s more challenging than others to make our words count for the positive and good. I know for me, sometimes my way with words just gets in the way. Sometimes I let my quick wit or well-reasoned opinion overshadow patience and kindness in dealing with...
Let Grieving People Grieve

Let Grieving People Grieve

What I am writing to you makes me well up with tears. Tears of sadness, tears of life just doesn’t have to be this way. Maybe even tears of anger and disbelief. The front page of my local paper today headlines the story of the Colorado Springs father of five who,...