From Sand to Gemstones

Refining Life's Ragged Edges


December 2016

Assessing the Fear

I planned to write something witty and funny and completely out of character for my last post of the year. But, instead I want to talk about fear. Yesterday I awoke with a heavy uneasiness. I couldn't explain it. My... Continue Reading →

2016 Year In Review

It's that time of year again where the world celebrates. Everyone is thinking of New Year Resolutions. Some New Year Resolves. Others laughing in merriment as they look back at what they were able to do. And there are some,... Continue Reading →

Tis The Season

¬†For Christmas my family and I decided to go into Downtown Portland to celebrate. The area was beautiful and we were able to see the river in all its beauty. The difference this year was the kids wanted to reenact... Continue Reading →

A New Educated Generation

My favorite time as a young girl was the imagination of life. I remember riding around the front yard of my home in Seattle. I played by myself a lot because my sister's thought I was too young and I... Continue Reading →

Unsettled Heart

How often do you put up a front in order to protect yourself or the people around you? I do that often. I put up a front so people don't know how much something bothers me. Well, I sat down... Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Pie

The hiatus is over. For the last month and a half (it's been that long right?) I've been collecting recipes but life got in the way for me to post them. At first I got sick and there was no... Continue Reading →

I Am Woman

I am a woman. A wife. A mother. A sister. A friend. But, what does all of that mean? Personally, for me it means nothing unless I know who I am on my own two feet. I could not be... Continue Reading →

Cool Kids

Welcomed. Friended. Part of something. Happy. Fun. Included. Last week I worked on hosting a Leadership Seminar/Training for our Area Directors, Regional Directors and Charter Directors for my company. It took a lot of time, a lot of effort, a... Continue Reading →

First Snow Fall

Portland finally snowed. Big chunks of flakes floated across the sky this morning and it put me in the happiest of moods. While the flakes vanished as soon as it hit the pavement it snowed long enough to get the... Continue Reading →

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