The Familiar I Almost Forgot

Spring Break 2023, I got the opportunity to take a walk in what I affectionately call ‘ my old stomping ground’. I don’t do much walking where I currently live. We drive everywhere. I forgot how much I loved walking around big cities. There’s something about walking that gets the adrenaline flowing as you getContinue reading “The Familiar I Almost Forgot”

My Sins Are Many

Recently I was with a friend when someone called her and said, “ I need to confess my sins.” She proceeded to share her perceived shortcomings. After their conversation, my friend walked over to me and confessed hers. Earlier on that morning I had unburdened my heart of mine. After receiving a few phone callsContinue reading “My Sins Are Many”

What Once Was

I was in a NYC airport yesterday when two things caught my eye. There was a beloved pay phone—one I haven’t seen in a while. Without saying, I had to snap a shot of it. My grandchildren will undoubtedly have know idea what one looks like; thought I’d capture it for them. Truth be toldContinue reading “What Once Was”

Why Not Me

I consider myself to be really blessed to find some sense of purpose in my career. From time to time, there is a challenge that opens my heart and mind – an opportunity for growth in grace. One day a student walked into my class and told me he is supposed to be with meContinue reading “Why Not Me”

Getting There

Have you ever wondered what it means to be ‘getting there’? That mysterious place in time? Last night a few of us from high school got together to catch up on some birthdays we missed – a quarterly celebration. I soon realized in few years we are all going to be sixty! That was aContinue reading “Getting There”

Handle With Care

We are here – the end of another month! Time sure flies when you are having fun. Some may be wondering where the time went. Tasks unfinished , others not started – expectations not met. What we thought would have been, didn’t pan out. Some personal goals accomplished , some not. We come face toContinue reading “Handle With Care”

For Once in My Life

As a teenager in college, a friend of mine took me on a motorcycle ride for about 40 minutes along a very scenic route. It was on the then common Kawasaki. Donned in my helmet and the likes, I looked really good. It was exhilarating! That was a once in a lifetime ride and itContinue reading “For Once in My Life”

Chosen Road

Sometimes a songwriter pens words that you would want to say yourself. These lyrics from ‘Desert Road’ by Casting Crown speaks to me in real ways. I do feel this way at times. This is not the path I would have chosen – on this desert road. I don’t wanna write this songI don’t wantContinue reading “Chosen Road”

Simple Lesson

A friend of mine not so far from me sent me this picture of a scene on one of her walks. For a while I had this picture but somehow never looked close enough to see the details. Right there in midst of a watery backdrop are a few birds. They seem quite at peaceContinue reading “Simple Lesson”

The Help I Need

This morning [Saturday] I had a 4-hour RTV [real time virtual] class. This means I was fully engaged with my students for 4 hours. Being all in mentally, emotionally and physically can be draining to say the least. At the end of the class, I was spent. Though I loved every minute of it, IContinue reading “The Help I Need”