You Are Right Where You Are Supposed to Be

Part of learning to love your life is learning how to get through the difficult days. Know without a doubt that you are loved, needed and appreciated. Know without a doubt that you are strong and that 'this too shall pass.' You are a miracle. Photograph by KA Johnson

Dum Spiro Spero

"While I breathe, I hope." This year has brought enormous challenge and change. From the COVID-19 pandemic and the uprooting of our relative normalcy, to nationwide unrest and grief over yet another killing of a black man at the hand of law enforcement, 2020 will be a year to REALLY remember. It is easy to…

Still Learning

As another year is coming to a close, I am engaging in what millions of others around the globe do at this time of year. Reflection on the past, and hope for the coming year. This process helps me to learn a little bit more about myself, strengths and weaknesses alike. I am still learning.…

Infinite Hope

There is no doubt that 2017 was a difficult year. Newscasts, social media feeds, even strangers in the check out line at the market are lamenting the difficulties and tribulations we have faced, collectively, as a nation, and individually as human beings.   The hate, division, greed and absolute lack of compassion for people and Earth…

Beauty Survives the Storm

Over the past several days, northern California has been pummeled with heavy rain and wind. Streets are littered with tree branches and other remnants of vegetation unable to withstand the battering winds. Swollen creeks and overloaded storm drains leave behind mud and debris. All in all, it’s been a mess, however much needed in our…

Light

As 2016 comes to a close, I have found myself doing what many do this time of year. Christmas is over, and a new year approaches, along with new possibilities, new chances to better ourselves, and a renewed hope for the coming year. For many, myself included, 2016 has been a tough year.   For me,…

Answered Prayer

Have you ever felt as though God does not hear your prayers? Jesus says "ask and it shall be given to you."  So why do some prayers seemingly go unanswered? Well, they don't.  God answers each and every prayer and petition, it just may be that the answer is "no," or "not just yet."  …