I Hate Messing Up

  We had a mock powerlifting competition at the gym on Saturday. And with my very first lift, perfection slipped away from me.  My squat went well, the depth was good, and the weight felt great. But, I didn’t wait for the command to rack […]

Are Those Your Real Arms?

What is the most unusual question you’ve heard? I have to admit, “Are those your real arms?” still has me scratching my head.  After all, I’m confident he knew my arms were real, so perhaps there was another reason for his question. This encounter led […]

Are You Christmas?

Have you ever left a retreat eager to share nuggets of wisdom with the world? Could you do it in another language? On the train to Moscow, my husband helped three older ladies with their mattresses. The boldest of the three said, “Zhank you, Sir!” […]

My Favorite Gift

On December 23, 2017, at a hospital in Australia, our grandson, Raphael, made his appearance.  He entered the world, eyes open, ready to see what life had to offer.  Before his arrival, I baked cookies with our granddaughter, Eliana, hunted for tigers at a nearby […]