I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU…MRS. JONES

I went to an outdoor wedding yesterday evening just outside College Station. For those of you who don’t know, that’s the home of the Texas A&M Aggies. Both the bride and groom are A&M grads and they found the perfect place for an outdoor wedding. I’ve never seen such beauty in simplicity. The bride was…

RANDOM THOUGHTS

I’ve never been a rich woman, that is, in financial terms. I’ve always struggled to make ends meet, never had savings, could never walk into a store and buy all the groceries I wanted and not worry about how I would pay for it all…and there were times where if I walked out with more…

REMEMBERING 9/11

Today a co-worker of mine told me her 9/11 story. She has a plane ticket from Boston to Los Angeles framed on her wall. It’s a reminder to her that she’s here for a purpose, though that purpose often escapes her. She missed her flight on the morning of September 11, 2001, because she had…

LET FREEDOM REIGN

I suddenly find myself surrounded by people who are tasting freedom. It’s like watching a seed sprout in slow motion, watching the light finally break through to what’s inside the hull and what’s inside the hull finally breaks out toward the light and stretches as hard as it can toward it. For some, this is…

HELLO… MY NAME IS INIGO MONTOYA…

This week, I received a shirt from my friend Angie in Ohio. Angie and I went to Anderson together many, many years ago. One night my junior year, the campus movie was The Princess Bride and though we had not heard of it, we decided for a dollar, could we turn down such inexpensive entertainment?…

GOING ON A PAUSE

The word, “retreat” conjures up many memories for me, some good, some bad. For several years, organizing and planning retreats were part of my job, and I never felt refreshed or renewed afterward. Retreats became work, even after producing one wasn’t my job, because I was usually underfunded and often had to work off my…

FOR MY GROWING

The last couple of weeks have stretched me tremendously. For months now I have seen my comfort zone in my rearview mirror, but now I think I’ve changed zip codes. I’ll blog about my weekend retreat later this week. It was amazing and a real growing time for me. Tonight, though, I wanted to sit…

I’M BLESSED

A true friend is a balm as soothing as the soft petals of a flower… Thank you, ladies. You’re my girlz!

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?

I was sitting at a table at Collina’s last Saturday with a friend of mine. Our conversations are usually deep and fast paced and I tread water in the ocean of his intelligence as best I can. Just when I think I’m keeping up, he almost always switches gears on me and there’s a trainwreck…

WHAT HAPPENS IN GALVESTON…UPDATE

I have a tracker on my blog that tells me what cities and countries people are reading from and how they get to or find the site. It’s interesting information to have, and so far, I’ve had hits from almost every continent. So, whoever you are (the site doesn’t tell me that) and wherever you’re…

LET THEM EAT CAKE…

Today I was presented with a cake on my next to the last day at my soon to be old job. It was a marble cake with fluffy white and pink icing. Of course, as great as it tasted, I didn’t want to take it home and have it tempt me all weekend, so I…

WHAT HAPPENS IN GALVESTON…

…STAYS IN GALVESTON… Dana, Candie and I had a great time in Galveston today. It was the second day of the Lone Star Bike Rally so the streets were lined with every kind of motorcycle you can imagine. We ate lunch at Fish Tales on the Seawall. I had the most amazing crab cake sandwich!…