Reflections of a Spoiled Quarantined American

“Where is everybody going, and why are they in such a hurry?” my mother-in-law asked one day as I drove her to the store. Originally, I thought she meant the traffic speed, or the number of cars on the road. But Dorothy, at age 91, overflowed with wisdom. She scrunched up her face, highlighting the…

With Love, Your Stepmonster

You never know when the curtain of someone’s life will close. Jennifer Michehl entered my life over 20 years ago. She told me I was like the big sister she’d never had. I was honored when she frequently she said she could tell me anything. I didn’t try to fill any certain role for her –…

Date Rape: The Robber of My Soul ~ Heart of Tears

(Note: This is part 1 of a series.) I’d been praying about writing this, but the topic truly doesn’t fit the tone of Rhapsody en Route. The goal of this blog is authenticity. Real and raw. No veneers allowed. But nowadays, “authenticity” seems like a buzz word. Almost too cliché, and clichés are like shoes…

9 Signs You’re a Tech Addict – and Why It Matters

I was at a shoe sale when God was passing out tech skills. (But no worries; I’m sure the shoes were amazing!) Nevertheless, I know many of us are on our devices way too much. “You’re on that thing again?!” your spouse or friend says. Oops. Tech addiction will rob your relationships faster than you…