Control


The Janet Jackson song comes to mind 🎢🎀 Control. It's okay if you want to Youtube the song for nostalgia sake. So, a few things inspired this rambling. While I was on vacation, we had taken a water taxi to do a short excursion and on the way back, we saw police tapes. As the … Continue reading Control

The Caregiver Struggle


In the pursuit to do the sensible thing, I have bitten off a lot more than I expected. In the journey to assist my aging parents, I quickly realized that I am no longer the assistant but the sole caregiver of their every simple to important needs. Before my parents accepted my offer to move … Continue reading The Caregiver Struggle

Marriage Advice: Run…Like the Wind


Mohamed_Hassan/Pixabay.com Oh stop it! Laugh with me. So I was at a work bridal shower recently and the Mrs-to-be quizzed the attendees on their marriage advice. I said "run" and the person beside me said "like the wind." πŸ™‚ I was actually joking but the person beside me was serious. She was a divorcee who … Continue reading Marriage Advice: Run…Like the Wind

Fear of Vulnerable Emotions


In my boredom and limited cable option, I started watching a Lifetime-esq love story. You know the type: Boy and girl have baggage, they meet, have chemistry, really like each other, girl keeps hiding and running away, boy keeps chasing and chasing until she finally gives in, they get married and the whole town comes … Continue reading Fear of Vulnerable Emotions

A Single Sinner’s Prayer


This week had been a little hectic but my parents gave me power of attorney. It's a great decision for them but definitely extra extra responsibilities for me. Oh well, if I made it through basic training and showering with a group of women, then I can do this.

Stress Management Failure


Grumpy Cat You would think that as someone who teaches stress management, I would have a better handle on managing my own stress. Nope! It takes me a while to get my hot tempered easily triggered moody Gemini emotions under control. πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ Today for instance was Grumpy Cat Monday for me (this is my usual). … Continue reading Stress Management Failure

I Have Forgotten the Importance of Touch


"I am just angry at everything" "You just need a hug," the friend continued "whenever I give you a hug, you feel better" Reluctantly "yes" When I was younger, I had lots of (good) touch, hugs and kisses. I relished them in my teens and early twenties. However, when I went off to college and … Continue reading I Have Forgotten the Importance of Touch

The ‘Whores’ of the Earth


I was watching a video sent by a friend in which a man was asked how do you know when you find a wife? The young man - good looking and a self-professed former cheating ladies man - enjoyed sex with those kinds of women because they freely engaged in sex with him. He made … Continue reading The ‘Whores’ of the Earth

Why So Many Christians Want to Go On Mission Trips to Help Kids But Don’t Want Them Here


https://relevantmagazine.com/culture/global-culture/why-so-many-christians-want-to-go-on-mission-trips-to-help-kids-but-dont-want-them-here//?fbclid=IwAR1SdqUaUVU20Sy8nLtDUdMSJ8494N7B3SSW84MWdUunteMlKEzG4bWCjEI POSTED ONJULY 12, 20197 MINUTE READMIKE RUMLEY-WELLS A friend just asked a question which got me thinking down some heavy pathways. I’m going to try to get this down before it fades. I’ll need to connect some dots, so bear with me. Living in Nicaragua made me less judgmental. That surprised me. I was … Continue reading Why So Many Christians Want to Go On Mission Trips to Help Kids But Don’t Want Them Here

Dating Anxiety


Don't get your hopes up πŸ™‚ I haven't been on a date in ages... dinosaur ages I say. ... and I am okay with it. Is there something wrong with me? Nahhh. Bless you men and women out there who have the stamina to go on dates after dates and constantly meeting new people and … Continue reading Dating Anxiety