No More Re-Solutions

Originally posted on shannonleighjackson:
Today is the beginning of a brand new year. Today is a fresh start, a clean slate, a do-over. I will read many posts today about the resolutions my friends will be making. I will hear declarations and proclamations about how this will be the year for change. This will be…

Call Me

Like most families striving to maintain connection in the ever quickening pace of life, all six of us have a cell phone. The ability to text a simple message allows us to keep up with the activities, schedules and needs of the other members of the family. A quick text can  be sent when a … More Call Me

Dead Heading

I love the fall. The colors, smells, tastes and sounds explode onto the scene with an artistic excellence that fills my senses; creating a daily enticement to rise early and see what wonderful transitions have occurred while I slept. In my excitement I eventually find myself standing in the garden department of a local retailer, … More Dead Heading


I have been decidedly quiet during this election cycle. The purpose of an election is for We the People to have a voice. Our voice should be heard in our vote, not used to sling mud, argue our mostly, uneducated and unsupported opinions on social media, or participate in hate speech. Elections are meant to … More Disarmed

Catch and Release

This has been an unusual season in our household. The stress level has been high and at times the morale has been low. We battle our way through a challenge only to turn around and face a larger, more skilled challenge, waiting to take us on. There are days when I want to crawl into … More Catch and Release

The Test of Being

Has God ever asked you to stretch your wings, test your limits, or step so far out of your comfort zone that you had to GPS your way back? Have you ever received a prompting in your spirit, a nudge in your heart or a prick in your conscious that pushed you into uncomfortable territory? … More The Test of Being