I Want A Designer Label On My Life

The thing that distinguishes an artist is the ability to appreciate the potential for beauty in things usually overlooked or discarded. This quirky piece of art sits along Interstate 5 south of Stockton. On a cloudy January day it was strangely beautiful standing in relief against the wintery yellow field and a foggy shroud of […]

A Radical Idea: Making Comfort Food ~ Healthy Food

What comes to mind when you think of comfort food? For me it’s Pot Roast, Chicken & Dumplings, and Lasagna. You know, the kinds of foods that are high in fat, packed with sodium, and deliciously loaded with carbs.  The perfect combination of Yum & Yuck.  Yum because they taste great.  Please don’t embarrass yourself […]

Enjoying Thanksgiving Even If THAT Relative Comes

  Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving or secretly dreading spending time with a certain person who’ll be there? The Holidays mean family gatherings and that can create its own special brand of stress. Let’s face it, there’s one, at least one relative, in almost every family that tracks in drama when they cross the […]

What Babies, A Girl Not Named Clarissa, and Psychologists Can Teach Us About Being Godly

Do you want to be more godly? Have you tried? What exactly did you do or not do? In other words, how did you approach being more godly? In the realm of Christian aspirations, being godly, or more like God, has to be near the top of the list. You’d think we might have a […]

Plan Your Work & Work Your Plan

Post title is a quote from legendary Green Bay Packers’ coach, Vince Lombardi. Tomorrow, you promise yourself, things will be different, yet, tomorrow is too often a repetition of today. And you disappoint yourself again and again. James T. McKay Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein […]