Is this really the day of love?

Advertisers love Valentine’s Day.   Valentines’ day has Australians spending $908+ million dollars on romantic getaways, dinner, jewelry, and chocolates, with the average Australian spending $40. (http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/aussies-loosen-the-purse-strings-for-love/story-e6frfkur-1226263867040)  The down side to a day dedicated to love is that if you’re recently …

Step away from the pew… and drop the mask

I am lonely. That is what I am hearing, over and over again. Loners, leaders and ‘popular’ ladies all say it. So many women have shared stories with me over the last few weeks; some break my heart and others …

Dear Mrs. Hall and Mrs.Woolsey… from one of ‘those girls’

The last few days have been all abuzz with a post from Mrs. Hall, a concerned mother upset about what her young teen boys were viewing on social media. Her approach is zero tolerance and censorship of any half-dressed girls. Good …

The Church lady in the mirror…

There is something going on. And it’s not good. In the past two weeks, I have had countless women bring up the topic of rejection from ‘church ladies’ until I seriously can no longer ignore it. Women from work, cashiers …

A new beginning…

Warning: References to adult content in this post Here is the beginning of a new life. My son was born in the spring and now Christmas is just around the corner.  Darren’s work didn’t pan out and we were in …

Why is He doing this to me now?

Sitting on the bench in front of the nurses’ station, I was sandwiched between my twelve-year-old daughter, Mia and my seventy-four-year-old mother, Joy. Words did not come, but we sat, three generations silently holding hands. I glanced down, surprised at …