The Joy of Life

Sometimes I have to admit that I get joy mixed up with being thankful. The two are different but so intertwined in my life, that I rarely feel one without the other. Most mornings as a child I was awakened by one of my parents calling out, “Rise and Shine!” (I now know my mom … More The Joy of Life

The Storm Clouds Gather

I am writing a series of blog posts for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I am sharing some personal stories about my marriage and the changes that took place to help someone see themselves or their partner through my experiences to detect symptoms of abuse or domestic violence that might be present in their relationship. … More The Storm Clouds Gather