Break the Resistance That’s Keeping You From Taking Action

I spent the last couple of days at the Breathe Christian Writers Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While I joined discussions about writing, heard talks about writing and even read about writing, I did very little writing. Hence, the blank spot in day #7 in my quest to #Write31Days. Now, I could have posted on …

Meet These Very Inspiring Bloggers

A few days ago, my good friend and fellow blogger Connie Gochenaur surprised me with a nomination for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Connie writes two very good blogs, including one that chronicles her mother’s journey through dementia.  A Journey With Mom, is raw, moving and inspiring. Please visit her there and at My Days …

Forgiveness: Why I’ve Been Confused By Mother’s Day

Last week, I shared my journey to forgiveness with readers at Brenda Yoder’s blog Life Beyond the Picket Fence. Today, I’ve offered up this reflection at Lyli Dunbar’s blog Thought-Provoking Thursdays. Perhaps you, too, struggle with unforgiveness. As I examined my inability to forgive my mother for leaving her young family, I gained invaluable insight …

Confused by Mother’s Day: The Bumpy Road to Forgiveness

My birth mother would have turned 80 next week. Before she died 3 1/2 years ago, I was finally able to forgive her for letting go of her three young daughters so that she could go in search of herself. I’ve shared my story of forgiveness today at Brenda Yoder’s blog, Life Beyond the Picket …