Emotions In Check = Less Pain

I did something this week that I often have a hard time with…I kept my emotions in check. Yeah, it’s worthy of celebration, right?! Go, Me! Follow me on this…you KNOW something to be true, but it takes life happening, experiencing hardship, and un-learning and re-learning, before you finally can DECLARE it. Well, here weContinue reading “Emotions In Check = Less Pain”

Feeling Joy

Feeling shiny this morning, and I hope you are, too! It’s a beautiful day here at the barn watching Brady ride. I’m enjoying loving on this little orange kitty, too. (His name is Chip. His buddy running around here, the white kitty, is Queso. So cute!) Breeze is keeping a close eye on them. AContinue reading “Feeling Joy”

Out of the Mud At Last

Y’all ever stepped in that kind of mud that sucks your foot right up, and you lose your shoe? You can’t go on. What do you do with your sock foot? How do you get your shoe unstuck and back on without getting completely muddy? You just stand there holding up one foot, trying notContinue reading “Out of the Mud At Last”

Maine… and peace.

A few things occurred to me this morning, one of which was that I needed to tell you that our trip to Maine was as wonderful as expected and a much-needed chance to breathe (especially for Keith). For the first time in a long time, he wasn’t constantly on the phone guiding someone through repairingContinue reading “Maine… and peace.”

Valley of the Shadow Sometimes

Y’all, I feel like I’m walking through that valley of the shadow. The good news is I know God is with me. The bad news is that my humanness sure pushes fear to the forefront and tries to crowd out my faith. I won’t let it, of course. I’m all faith all the time forContinue reading “Valley of the Shadow Sometimes”

The Spot

It was July 22, 2015, when we found out Keith had colon cancer. The doctor called us on the phone after a routine colonoscopy. We were standing outside in the yard when I put the phone on speaker so we could both hear what he had to say. It was seventy-hundred degrees, and sweat drippedContinue reading “The Spot”

Things I Learned Today / August 8, 2022

I learned today (my favorite thing I learned today!) is that teenagers are listening. When they trust you, they really do listen. They take your advice, your warnings, your words all to heart. I AM leaving a legacy, even when studio life feels burdensome. I really am. I am absolutely living the dream. (Thank you,Continue reading “Things I Learned Today / August 8, 2022”

Not-So-Personal Church. It is well, though.

Church kicked off yesterday with several super moving, extra heartfelt and encouraging songs. Hands raised. Voices loud. Then…with a wave of the choir director’s hand, a shift in musical key, and a flicker of the graphic displaying all the lyrics… “It is well with my soul.” Y’all. I’m a church cryer, right? I can’t evenContinue reading “Not-So-Personal Church. It is well, though.”

Bad Blogger, Cool Trip

I was a terrible blogger last week at the dance conference. If we weren’t in a seminar, we were moving between ball rooms or trying to find something to eat and get back. We had a tremendous week, though! Here are some highlights… I learned so much more about running my business, being a betterContinue reading “Bad Blogger, Cool Trip”

It’s ok to be messy.

It’s ok to be messy. It really is. You can forget stuff, slack on your responsibilities, be lazy. It’s ok to have been messy. I’m 100% positive about this. It’s ok if you veered off the right path, neglected your health, even made horrible mistakes. It’s ok to think messy thoughts. I know this toContinue reading “It’s ok to be messy.”