Perspective

Row: Reflection on Beginnings

There are many beginnings in our lives. The first, of course, is our birth after which each new day is a ‘beginning’. Each day is a day never before experienced. It is doubtful if many people think in those terms when the alarm clock nosily enters into their…

Cheers: A Post by Mary Beth Willis

This is where I am at the end of 2016. If I could use one word to describe 2016, it might be “overwhelming”. I know- wah wah… not exactly a battle cry. I feel like most of what life threw at me this year were things I just…

Russian Roulette

There’s a song by Rhianna entitled Russian Roulette…Here’s a snippet of the lyrics: “Say a prayer to yourself. He says close your eyes; sometimes it helps. And then I get a scary thought that he’s here means he’s never lost. And you can see my heart beating. You…

Caterpillar or Butterfly? Which?

I look to nature to provide me the truest form of spiritual insight. Through natural occurrences I witness the order of the Universe and my uncomplicated connection to it. Through my relationship to plants and animals I have begun to understand that as evolved as we think we…

The Process of Letting Go … Waiting On God

My ninety-one year old mother lives in a nursing home. Fifteen years ago, uttering those words would have earned me a rhetorical backhanded slap across my face. My mother created a life by caring for others: her children, grandchildren, parents, neighborhood children, church members, and all others needing…

An Ongoing Process

It is said that it takes an average of about 7 years to get a proper bipolar disorder diagnosis. Mainly because people only seek help when they’re depressed. I believe it. I first went to therapy when I was 17, in 2001, and was told that I have…

Row: Life

What a timely, appropriate theme! There are so many ‘processes’ going on in our world all the time, many of which may be personal, and more that are global events we may not be aware of. Just what is a process?   My definition, before checking a dictionary, is…

The Process

When people find out I’m a writer, or they finally meet me, an inordinate amount of people tell me they want to write a book, or they have a book in them, but they don’t have the time. I smile, trying not to grimace because the typical person…

Row: Changing Beliefs

For me a ‘belief’ is what is true, not debatable, and an undisputed fact. So, how can I, or anyone, explain how one’s beliefs can change? We believe something is not to be argued until we grow a bit older and learn that there are extenuating circumstances we…