Friday Boot Scootin’

Happy Friday Y’all! It’s almost the weekend!

I woke up this morning thinking about the song, The River, from Garth Brooks. As I started singing some of the lyrics I paused and thought about the meaning in those words. After thinking on the lyrics I was singing I turned to trusted Google for the rest.

Here are the lyrics:

“The River”
song by Garth Brooks

You know a dream is like a river
Ever changin’ as it flows
And a dreamer’s just a vessel
That must follow where it goes
Trying to learn from what’s behind you
And never knowing what’s in store
Makes each day a constant battle
Just to stay between the shores…andI will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I’ll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dryToo many times we stand aside
And let the waters slip away
‘Til what we put off ’til tomorrow
Has now become today
So don’t you sit upon the shoreline
And say you’re satisfied
Choose to chance the rapids
And dare to dance the tide…yes

I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I’ll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry

There’s bound to be rough waters
And I know I’ll take some falls
But with the good Lord as my captain
I can make it through them all…yes

I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I’ll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry

Yes, I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry
‘Til the river runs dry

What are you dreaming about today? What has God placed on your heart that you want to accomplish? What’s stopping you?
Don’t stop dreaming…..Dream BIG!
Make your dreams a reality. Write them down, make a plan, and take a step or steps each day to move towards your dream. As Garth sings, “I’ll never reach my destination, If I never try.” What are you waiting for?
I have yet to set my new goals for this month that is almost over. So today I am setting aside some time to write down my goals for the next month, for this quarter, and for the year. Remember:
There’s bound to be rough waters
And I know I’ll take some falls
But with the good Lord as my captain
I can make it through them all…yesI will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry
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Unexpected Encounter with a Taxi Driver

I started out the new year wanting to pick up writing again. I joined a group of writers towards the end of 2015 determined to be intentional with my writing.

But….Life happened.

Two close family members had major health issues. Then one child, an adult, who had gone astray came home for a week then left again. Then add a health test result of my own… and well…the writing didn’t happen. The first month of the new year was emotional.

Then something scary and wonderful happened in the same night. Is that even possible? Sounds strange I know!! BUT it happened.

A close family member was taken to the hospital for the second time in less than 24 hours. Since I have problems driving due to dizziness from a previous car accident, I called a taxi to take me to the hospital.

ONLY this wasn’t ANY taxi….

I am going to age myself here. Do any of you remember the TV show Touched by an Angel? It was a TV show Roma Downey and Della Reese as Monica and Tess, who were Angels sent to Earth to touch peoples lives with God’s love who were struggling.   Well, I truly believe God sent this taxi driver.

As I got in the taxi the driver asked if I was okay since my destination was the ER at the hospital. I explained a family member was taken there. Right away before we even left my street he prayed and claimed and prayed some more. He prayed for ten minutes of the twenty minute drive.

Then he said, “You need to start writing again.”

SAY WHAT? I was thinking.

I froze for what seemed like eternity with my mouth wanting to fall to the ground.

I replied, “I’m sorry, could you repeat that?”

He said you need to start writing again like you used to.

I couldn’t say anything… I froze. I felt like Anna when Elsa froze her. I was stunned. A loss for words. I couldn’t say anything. Anyone that knows me well knows I am never at a loss for words. I never stop talking.

Thoughts ran through my head. How could he know I wrote? And stopped….And was going to start again…but hadn’t? How?

Well I truly believe God spoke to this man, this messenger, this follower listening to what God placed on his heart.

Before I got out of the taxi the man told me to lay a hand on my family member and pray. I don’t remember what he told me to say but when I walked in the news was not looking good. When I was able, I put my hand on her ankle and prayed quietly for a minute. Complete peace even though I didn’t understand. Tears in my eyes, I knew she was in not only good earthly care but the best physician of all had her and it was going to be okay.

I am so thankful for the man of God that was sent to pick me up that night. For the words he spoke to me and the prayer he prayed.

So on this day today, my journey to writing begins again. #Write 365

Remember to be INTENTIONAL when you look, Be INTENTIONAL when you listen, and Be INTENTIONAL when you speak. Be INTENTIONAL to slow down. You never know who is around you and needs to hear and see what you have to say or do. Had I been rushing and not listening and not in the moment I would have missed some precious words that this man spoke to me. Just like Monica and Tess from Touched by an Angel, the sweet taxi driver was sent at just the right time with just the right words.







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Time is such a precious, precious gift from God. We never know when our time will run out.

We have

24 hours in a day  or

1,440 minutes or

86,400 seconds

in each day.

Wow! I don’t know about you but to me that seems like a lot of big numbers.

Stop for a minute and think about where those hours, minutes and seconds go each day.

For example, how many minutes do you spend scrolling Social Media each day?

How many minutes do you spend watching TV?

How many minutes  do you spend at work?

How many minutes do you share with someone else…family, friends, children?

All these hours, minutes, and seconds add up and today Someone needs your precious gift of time.

It could be a phone call.

It could be a handwritten note.

It could be an ear to listen.

It could be running an errand for someone.

It could be as simple as sitting with someone in total silence but to someone just knowing someone is there means the world.

Don’t waste another second. Time is something we can NEVER get back.

Don’t waste the precious gift of time that you have been given right now.

What can you do today to Intentionally share the precious gift of time you have been given?

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Awaken Me

A little early Motivational Monday and a challenge. Have a great Monday friends!

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Making Choices

Hi friends!! Wow, it has been a while since I have posted on my blog and I have missed you!

I am reading Candace Cameron Bure’s book called, Dancing Through Life.

While I was reading her book I came across this:

“I’m sure you’ve heard it said that if you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.” #dancingthroughlife

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Those IH days….


“How are you today?” asked a family member.

Ih“, I reply.

My “Ih”, (pronounced eh), in my reply above stands for Inconvenient Health issues. I don’t have to say anything “ih” is I am not feeling good.


A lot of times on social media accounts I post all the fun intentional things that I’m doing but what I don’t post is all my bad days.


A beautiful woman named Shelly once said,

“Don’t compare your life to someone else’s movie reel.”

The other day that conversation came to mind when I was struggling. Struggling to feel normal in spite of my  IH issues. I call them that because they are a big inconvenience.


Days where my health issues get the best of me. Days where I have exerted myself and my body just says nope you can’t and wont do that today or this week. Too much visual stimulation has my manageable dizziness spinning out of control like the tea cup ride at Disney World. Nausea sets in and nothing I do not even laying in bed stops the room from spinning out of control or my tummy from playing in a bounce house inside my body.


On the outside I look perfectly, what the world calls, normal. But on the inside my body is far from it. It is hard for people to understand what is going on when outwardly there is no sign of anything wrong.


It could be that I’ve eaten a couple small bites of ice cream on a pie and I end up with a bad migraine. It could be that I go to a restaurant to eat and don’t ask my new normal round of how things are prepared and I leave later and end up with a thick tongue, like Jennifer Lopez in the movie Monster In Law when she eats the gravy with nuts in it,  or funny tight butterfly feeling in my chest because something I ate came across something that I’m allergic to. It could be that my eyes have had such visual stimulation that I am so exhausted and spinning. It could be that my ears are ringing…. no…. screaming louder than what I am used to and I am now forced into begging and pleading for it to stop. Confusion sets in and my brain is tired of working in overdrive and I am done for a day or two or a week.


There are days that I can drive to the store through residential streets, not on main streets… (no, no, no that would be like NASCAR gone wild with cars piled up everywhere) …and have very little issues but then there’s those days….. those…. Inconvenient Health issue days where it’s a struggle to drive down a residential street.


Sometimes it’s so frustrating to see people going and doing and sometimes people even get frustrated with me because I am limited on my going and doing.


A beautiful woman named Shelly once said,

“Don’t compare your life to someone else’s  movie reel.”


I remind myself that the car accident didn’t take my life.  I remind myself that even though there are bad days I’m thankful, YES THANKFUL,  for those bad days because it keeps me thankful that I’m still here to enjoy my family and friends. To enjoy each precious second.


Each struggle, each Inconvenient Health issue, each bad day, each good day I’m thankful… thankful that it keeps me humble and not taking anything for granted. Thankful that God is with me at all times. That I choose to trust Him and His words to provide strength and courage.


It’s frustrating at times but I also wouldn’t change it for the world because the good times that I get to post about  are worth each second of my bad days. Conquering something above the first floor without stumbling or making jokes at how my body leans and guides me to the left when I am tired is something that took me time to accept.


How did the song go from the TV Show The Facts of Life?

 “You take the good,

you take the bad,

you take them both and there you have

The facts of life, the facts of life.”

Today, I don’t know who else might be having an “IH” day.  Whether you are having medical problems, financial problems, depression, PTSD, anxiety, cancer, auto-immune disease, common cold …. even if it is a forever problem or just a temporary inconvenience….




I would love to pray for you or just be an ear to listen. Feel free to leave a comment below or e-mail me at


Remember know matter what battle you are fighting… No matter how big or small God is always with us.


“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

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Have I not commanded you?

Have I not commanded you?

When I first read these words they struck me like a baseball bat strikes a ball.

Have I not COMMANDED you?

Like a parent scolding their child.

God commanded Joshua, in Joshua 1:9,

“Have I not commanded you? 

Be strong and courageous.

Do not be terrified;

do not be discouraged,

for the Lord your God

will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua had to cross an overflowing Jordan River with no bridge. He could have chosen not to put his foot in the water and chosen to dwell on how to get across but instead Joshua chose to trust God to make a way.

That is a powerful command and my life verse. It reminds me to be strong and courageous, to not be afraid, to not be discouraged because God is with me at all times. Even when the storms and seas are raging or the seas are calm He is there to guide the way.

To live life each day with no regrets.


Each day when the sun rises the sky is a blank canvas for God to paint a beautiful portrait.

Just as each day is a new day for me to live intentionally.

Come follow me on Facebook as I share a chapter a day from Proverbs for the month of March using the NIV and The Message version of the Bible.

The book of Proverbs is meant to be used as a practical way of life. There are 31 Chapters enough for each day of the month. Come and join me on this journey and read a chapter of Proverbs each day.

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My One Word for 2014


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Intentional is the One Word I have chosen again for 2014.

Instead of choosing a New Year’s Resolution, which I would break, I choose One Word to focus on throughout the year.

What good is a resolution if you break it, abandon it, and feel like you failed?

If you have broken your New Year’s Resolutions in the past, why not give One Word a try. Pick a word that you would like to focus on for the year. Will you join me? Share with me your One Word below in the comments.

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Unexpected JOY

I decided for my birthday to Be The G.I.F.T. and it continued into Christmas. (Click here to read Be The G.I.F.T. post)


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My Birthday Wish… Be The Gift

This time of year always brings out questions of what do I want for my birthday?

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