HOME…

HOME…

What does HOME mean to you? Is it a place where you retreat into comfort with those you love? Is it a place where you can be yourself and let your defenses down? Whatever home means to you, it is typically a place we look forward to spending time. I find JOY in...

Healing Hearts…

Healing Hearts…

Healing Hearts...how do you protect your heart from pain and suffering? Do you harden your heart to avoid feeling pain and pretend it isn't there? Do you find yourself preoccupied with staying busy so you don't have to feel the pain? Do you abuse alcohol or drugs as a...

Restore and HEAL…

Restore and HEAL…

HOLISTIC HEALING...the sum of all parts of pain. To isolate pain is to apply the bandaid in the hopes the wound heals. When the bandaid is removed, sometimes there is a forever scar that is always visible. The scars we all have are a symbol of triumph over pain and...

Memorial Grief…

Memorial Grief…

Memorial Grief...some hearts are frozen in time. Some hearts cry out WHY? Some hearts turn inward to grieve in dark silence. Some hearts turn into a river of tears, and some hearts harbor anger, guilt, and resentment. Grief is a journey unique to all. There really...

Generational Love…

Generational Love…

Do you reflect on meaning in your life? Do you notice when another person's actions are filled with depth and meaning naturally? What does that mean exactly? I believe we all have meaning in our beings, and it is our environment that helps or hinders the blossoming of...

Tree of LIFE…

Tree of LIFE…

Tree of Life...Green NEW life is everywhere! The trees are becoming full with new leaves, the flowers are blooming, and the birds are singing a new song. If you think of your life like a tree, how you grow depends on how you treat others. When you only have good...

Beauty in Nature…

Beauty in Nature…

Earth Day...beauty in my backyard. Nature tells a story of peaceful waters that naturally flow with every trickle, new green life budding from the trees, and the sun shining on our faces. "Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher." ~ William...

Easter Reflections…

Easter Reflections…

Easter morning...the stage has been set for our current times with the corona virus. Rain, lightning, and thunder in Iowa instead of butterflies and sunny skies. As I listen to the rain and reflect on this day, I'm reminded that the days in darkness are limited. We...

SPRING new Life…

SPRING new Life…

SPRING revealed from the depths of the earth! My son and I planted bulbs last Fall in the hopes that new life would emerge, in a burst of color, from the ground...the balance of Mother Nature, a labor of toil and effort to plant them, and a hope and a prayer from a...

STORMS of LIFE…

STORMS of LIFE…

STORMS of LIFE...bring darkness, violent winds, lightening, and turbulence to our lives. If we continue to walk and add beams of light to our path, we can be guided through the storms. The Coronavirus feels like the dark storm we are all facing right now. Our lights...

LIGHT in the DARKNESS…

LIGHT in the DARKNESS…

How can we find LIGHT in all the DARKNESS? Most of us have experienced negative impacts from the corona virus in one way or another. Some of our foundations have started to crack, shift, or even crumble!  As we try and navigate all the uncertainties in our world...

PEACE in the Pandemic!

PEACE in the Pandemic!

Can we have internal PEACE in the midst of our world pandemic storm? FEAR is spreading out of control like a FIRE in tornado violent winds! How can we ground our fears to remain calm and reasonable in all the chaos of the world? I have peace today not because we are...

The FEELING of Spring!

The FEELING of Spring!

The FEELING of Spring! The calendar doesn't reflect Spring yet, but in the early morning hours the birds are singing a beautiful melody right outside my windows reminding me spring is near. Spring is a time for new flower blossoms, new color, new grass/leaves, fresh...

The gift of REST…

The gift of REST…

The GIFT of ONE day of REST on February 29th! Today is an "extra" day to reflect on what's important in our lives. Do we sit and relax as we gaze out at the landscapes of pine trees that live through all seasons? Do we find inner peace in the calm reflection off of...

Ashes to Alive!

Ashes to Alive!

When you think of ASHES, do you think of sorrow, morning the loss of someone you’ve loved, loss of your freedom due to disease, loss of lives during tropical hurricane storm, or the loss of landscapes after a volcano erupts? We all have “ash moments” as I will call...

Wrapped in LIFE…

Wrapped in LIFE…

Do you ever wonder what it would take to have our world wrapped with green, NEW life? If it radiated a peaceful glow, if droplets of water were bountiful in all places, and if the idea turned into reality instead of just an idea. Ideas are just ideas, but when the...

Jump for LOVE!

Jump for LOVE!

Jump for LOVE! Find love in the gloomy days of winter, find love on the beach, find love in forgiveness, find love exploring something new, and find love in the not so common places of life. When you share love with others, it opens up a new path where others can also...

Forever Remembered…

Forever Remembered…

Grief is UNIVERSAL, grief touches ALL, and is a very personal journey. Everyone encounters grief at some point in their lives, and grief does not follow any timelines or schedules. Everyone grieves differently, but there are some commonalities in the stages of grief...

Seasons of Love

Seasons of Love

Gifts of Love are just that...A never-ending Season of Love where love over flows from one holiday to the next. Our Wrapped in Light 7 piece set on Amazon Prime is the perfect gift to capture Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Birthday, Christmas, & more! Wrap your...

What does your HEART beat?

What does your HEART beat?

What does your heart BEAT? Is it wrapped with a constant beating pulse to LOVE no matter what life brings? Does it pump PEACE into the highway of veins throughout the body? Do you wear your heart on your sleeve, or is it buried in past hurt and regret? Is your heart...