Can you believe there are two days left in 2022?

Are you ready to say goodbye?

What was the best part about this year?

Was it a challenging twelve months?

As I reflect, the year was packed. I was busier than I wanted to be. We visited with our grandkids in Florida and Texas a few times. I took a girls trip, finished a memoir, and our daughter Autumn got married in October.

We never know what a year will hold or the events that will take place, good or bad. One thing I enjoy doing before the year ends is reflecting on the matters of my heart. Sometimes we turn the page of time and think nothing about the condition of our souls and take the burdens of yesteryear into tomorrow.

I encourage you to grab a journal, a notebook, or a piece of paper and jot down some things. Maybe you’ve had a fantastic year and things in your heart look good. That’s awesome. Write a letter ending your year with a grateful heart.

The year may have been tough for you. Perhaps you’ve held on to old wounds. Maybe you’re still angry over something that happened several months ago. Unforgiveness and bitter feelings can weigh us down. Sometimes we are more concerned about losing a few pounds than taking off the weight that holds us captive emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

It is not easy to let go, but it is worth it and God will help you.

This year, the things that were tough for me were managing time and things. It was as though life was speeding by, and I couldn’t catch up. It was frustrating that important things were replaced with urgent ones. My to-do list never seemed to get done, even though I was spent.

I found myself resentful and giving no grace to myself or anyone else.

Lord, please forgive me.

I want to enter 2023 with a clean slate, clear conscience, and a burden-free heart. Don’t you? Let go of the things that were not fair. Forgive the passive-aggressive people that you allowed to take you for a ride. Reach out to your sister or brother. Don’t waste any more time being upset. Get on your knees. Repent. Forgive. Let go.

And invite Jesus into the places that hurt. He can help you fix it.

I pray that you enter 2023 with a pure heart and clean hands.

Let God work deep inside your heart and walk in freedom.

Forgive and let go.

Counting down to 2023,





It’s been a long time since I’ve posted any content on this blog that I love.

My intentions nearing Christmas were to finish up the end of the year and take a short break for a few weeks.

I’m embarrassed to say that my last post was December 25, 2016, making that ten months since I’ve written here.


The word Intention means an idea or plan of what you are going to do. (Collins English dictionary)

Well, I obviously did not have a plan. I was merely taking a break and telling myself I’d get back to writing soon.

Does that ever happen to you? Continue reading “Intentions”

Live Your Life With Intention Today

my words


I woke up before the sun, my intention, to see it rise.

The dog followed like a loyal companion as we made our way to the ocean’s door.

The stretch of sand held no footprints as the ebb and flow of the tide washed the white sandy beach, making it pristine and inviting.

In the distance the silhouette of a man fishing captured my attention. He too must want something, to be awake this early. Continue reading “Live Your Life With Intention Today”

For A Moment

You made me God

I miss them, the people  I call family.

I miss looking into their eyes at the end of the day and hearing their stories of life.

I miss holding the hand of the one I call husband and friend.

I miss the babies who call me “Nonna” and greet me with hugs and kisses. I miss sleepovers and storytime.

I miss the way my own house smells like life and love all mixed together. Continue reading “For A Moment”

Make Room For Jesus

Point Loma

So has the first week of the new year been good for you?

Have you written out your goals?

Have you made some adjustments to getting your health back?

Maybe you’ve started exercising to get in shape again?

What about your spiritual life?

Have you made room for Jesus this year?

It’s funny how we start the new year off with high hopes and then within a few weeks we start to slide off the imaginary wall we climbed while making our list of goals and our once thought out resolutions. Continue reading “Make Room For Jesus”

Running On Empty

finding rest

Life has been busy lately.

Busy with good things, important things, and things that draw me closer to pray.

Busy is what happens when life decides to allow everything to happen almost at the same time causing you to juggle and stretch, wishing for more day than there is time for.

My thoughts spread thin like glue on paper attempting to make the collage of life hold still, as I try to organize the to-do list in order of importance.

Where is the silence, the noiseless space, the tranquility I long for? Continue reading “Running On Empty”