A few months ago, a Christian woman in her 20s and I were discussing dating. Her girlfriends often seem to say yes to any guy that asks just so they don’t have to sit at home lonely on a Friday night. My new friend seemed […]
Have you heard the quote that the only thing you can be certain of is uncertainty? You are either coming out of it, heading into it, or know someone who is in the middle of it. Is it your health? Your child’s health? Your job? Your marriage? Your singleness? Whatever it is I know you can relate to the lesson I got last weekend with my husband…
As we left our car in the parking lot, I made the comment “I have no idea where to start”. There were no less than three trails in addition to the one on the other side of the street. My husband, exasperated by the situation, reminded me that he didn’t either. He had suggested that I look at the map earlier.
Do you remember middle school? Gaw! It’s like the breeding ground for low self-worth! You compare yourself, for better or for worse, with all the other girls. You begin to find your worthiness in popularity, cheer teams, grades, boys’ attention, and friends. Don’t EVEN get […]
Have you ever seen a roundabout? Specifically the European roundabout? It’s the intersection that forces drivers to yield to the traffic already circling, and then for the driver to do a hop out of the circle. Kind of like double Dutch jump rope but with cars.
At the age of 23, one of my closest friends and I ended up on a road trip in Spain and Portugal. Long story short, we rented a car that was a stick shift and neither one of us knew how to drive it. And although we weren’t experienced with this type of car, driving on the autobahn at 140 kilos didn’t intimidate us. The roundabouts did.
The thing about roundabouts is that upon entering you have to adjust to the speed of the other cars, get over to where you need to exit, and hop on out of the circle. Otherwise, you could be stuck literally driving in circles. Headed in no direction. I’m sure you can imagine how many times that happened to us.
And this, my friends, is what I did when I was 23 in Europe, and then how I lived my life for the next 10 years. (more…)
There are two kinds of people in this world. Those that set new health goals at the beginning of a year and those that give New Year’s resolutions the cold shoulder, thereby affirming that a number on a calendar is not going to subject them […]