Understanding has its own pace.

It can be nurtured and cultivated, 

But it cannot be hurried or forced.

Understanding develops according to its own seasons,

And once it blooms the result is beautiful.

Christy Heacock (Photo by Jessica Fadel on Unsplash)

Left Wing Loves Right Wing

What if I told you the left wing and the right wing belong to the same bird? – Author Unknown My husband and I have been married 38 years. My husband is a Republican who is quite content being part of South Dakota’s majority party. I’ve been a Democrat since I registered to vote at… More

The Gift of Forgiveness

Wondering what to get and give for Christmas and the holidays? I suggest the gift that fits every budget: forgiveness. 2020 has been a tough year for many of us. COVID-19, divisive politics, natural disasters and more have created mental and spiritual anguish. We may find ourselves with relationships that need mending, regrets that need… More

Fuel Up On Gratitude This Thanksgiving

I’ve been celebrating Thanksgiving all my life by eating a big turkey dinner and then making myself slightly miserable by topping it off with pie and whipped cream. When I think Thanksgiving, I often envision food, which fuels my body. However, I’ve learned that fueling my spirit with gratitude and thankfulness empowers me in ways… More

Author Talk for Makespace on Facebook Live

I enjoyed discussing my book, Being Human Is Hard: Choose Forgiveness, on Zoom and Facebook Live with the group Makespace – Spearfish Partnership for Arts, Cycling, and Equity. They asked some great questions! You can view the talk by following the Facebook Live link.

Embracing Uncertainty

In times of rapid change and conflict, we long for certainty. We want to predict and plan for the future and clearly see the path forward. We need something to believe in that will carry us through tough and confusing times when we feel out of control and fearful. It’s natural to yearn for certainty,… More

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