Drowning in a Sea of Perspective

People worship celebrities,  rock stars and multi-millionaires. But this raw piece of life haunted me in a way that is forever imprinted on my soul. Truly, I will never be the same. Springing out of the bed one rainy Seattle Christmas day,  I drove to Starbucks to buy some lattes for my husband and me….

Compare and Despair

   As humans, it’s easy to get on the stinkin’ thinkin’ channel of our brains. Self-pity sneaks in like a dark shadow of despair.  Comparing ourselves to others eclipses the radiance of God’s love sparkling inside us. We compare and we despair.     Sometimes we focus on what we believe others to have. Maybe it’s…

Basking in the Loveliness of Gratitude or the Sea of Self-Pity?

Has the remote of your soul ever been stuck on the self-pity channel? Mine has. Seattle sun shimmers like a jewel in my grandmother’s jewelry box. The fingerprints of God saturates the glorious Northwest landscape, as Mount Rainier stands tall. She bows in the symphony of splendor as the trees march up her sides into the blue…

Welcome to My Pity Party: Envy, Gratitude and Life

The other day I had a pity party for myself. Sorry I forgot to invite you. I’m on an injectable medication that costs $1800 a month. The medication works well, and has given me my life back. Years ago, I ran 6 miles a day, and swam competitively. Then a rheumatologist diagnosed me with ankylosing…