25 of My Favorite Places in Austin

As an original Austinite, I’ve seen restaurants and retail come and go. I’ve seen the traffic and the growth occur at a rapid pace. But Austin still offers a great food scene and cultural experiences. I grew up here so Congress Avenue really stopped at Hill’s Café. After that, there was [...]

Diagnosis: IDIOT Syndrome

Have you heard about it? Impulsive Digital Isolationist Obsessive Tendency, it’s called IDIOT Syndrome. It surrounds us all. We’re consumed by our texting, talking, gaming, Instagramming, tweeting, and Facebooking. That absorbed look of combined urgency, importance, and disconnection from the [...]

Who Colors the Sky?

I’ve always thought that God colors the skies at sunset in honor of every person in Heaven. Just look at the beautiful, diverse colors and designs that He uses. Amazing. When I see a multi colored ski I always think of Granny. Sort of like it God’s reminder to me that she’s with me. Both she [...]

Living A Life By Divine Design

In a room with 100 people, I soaked in the words spoken by our ministry leaders who flew me and my colleagues half way across the country for a day of professional and personal development, my mind focused in on those words, divine design. As I read my notes the day after, I ponder. Oh how I drift [...]

5 Fall Reads

I’ll be honest, I’ve never loved reading. Even in school it was a task for me. Today in this busy over technological world of ours, it’s hard to make time to read. So my reading list this fall is short and the subject matter is only about what I love. Reading about my passions; [...]

Laughter Does a Heart Good

How many times this week did you laugh? I mean really have a gut buster? I must have laughed until I cried at least three times this week and while at work! I wonder are certain personalities predisposed to laughter? What makes you laugh? I’m not talking about the fake kind. I’m talking about [...]

Why I Write

So as the clock turned and we approached the year 2015, I made a list of 45 things I wanted to experience by age 45. Let’s just say I’m afraid I have only accomplished four of those things with only two months to go in the year. I’m proud to say that one of those things was to start a blog. [...]

Days of Pink

October ushers in many things that I love and one of those is breast cancer awareness month. It is said that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with the horrific disease. One of my life’s greatest blessings was working as a volunteer for Susan G. Komen for six years. I had the honor of leading the PR [...]

Cultured From the Country

Tonight I heard a great interview on NPR with a chef who was born in Israel and raised in Philadelphia. One of the topics discussed was how his culture was present in his up bringing in America. That got me thinking about how challenging it must be raising kids in our culture, but providing culture [...]

Pumpkin Spice Makes Everything Nice

Tis the season for pumpkin bread! I love it with chocolate chips, with nuts, you name it! I tried this recipe for the first time last October and it’s yumolicious, you know, the kind of cake you can’t just have one slice of. This time of year is the sweetest to me, not just because of [...]
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