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The Journey Awakens the Soul

I discovered that it is sometimes on the journey that we find ourselves. -Topaz I have learned that we do not always have to have strong feelings about something for it to be the thing that will move our soul, for it to awaken our soul. The soul is often awakened on the journey. We just must begin the journey. We must take the journeys, lots of journeys. We have to take that first step. We have to say yes. This is the place where life is lived. This is where we get those experiences that stay with us for a lifetime. These are the things that make our life. These are the things that... It was when I took the journey that...

November 22nd, 2014|

He Takes My Breath Away

He passed this way. I wanted to touch the hem of His garment. This is what this felt like today. On my birthday. He takes my breath away. He saw the tears I blinked away. And He passed this way. I delight myself in Him and in His love for me. I look for His handiwork. It is in the mountains and in the oceans. It is in the birth of a child. It is in the love notes He leaves for me every where I go. I fall in love with Him a little more every day. He takes my breath away. My heart is so happy....and full. My heart is full. Today we celebrated.

November 7th, 2014|

So Today I Celebrate

"Do not let your circumstances define you. Decide who you want to be and be that, no matter what is happening around you." -Topaz Today is my birthday. Last year was a big one turning 50. I made a lot of plans for this past year. The year had other plans. Last year seems like a life time ago. I walked through some pretty scary doors this year. But I am still standing strong. So today, I celebrate. I celebrate a ...

November 6th, 2014|

Be As You Wish to Seem

Be as you wish to seem. -Socrates How we wish to seem might be telling us who we really want to be, maybe even who we were created to be, but we are stuck, stuck in old patterns, hurts, habits, thoughts, and actions. Maybe we just haven't learned all we need to learn yet. Maybe we are still in the design process...

October 27th, 2014|

Oh. Happy. Day.

So this is what I have been up to lately... I am so happy to say...I am designing jewelry again. A couple of years ago, I began designing inspirational jewelry, because I had something special

October 20th, 2014|

You Are My People

Tribes are a beautiful thing. These are our people, the people to whom we belong and who belong to us. While we can have many friends, our tribe is special. It is those to whom we are truly connected in a very deep and real way. They are never farther away than a phone call. They know our stories. They have our back. They celebrate with us…the little moments and the big moments. They pour into us. They help us pluck up courage and chutzpah when we need it. They make us feel... (read more)

October 12th, 2014|

You Are Not Alone: A Letter to Those Who Are Struggling

Dear Friends, There are a lot of hurting people out there. You may be one of those. Life is hard. I know mine is. I don't talk about it, because I prefer not to focus on those things. This blog is my escape from it. It's my place to help me get through the hard stuff. It's conversations I have with with you, with myself. It's things God shows me, and writing helps me to process it and organize my thoughts. It gives me vision, courage, and inspiration. I am writing all of this to say that I do not want anyone to read what I write and feel… (Read more...)

October 6th, 2014|