Bouncing Words

Words came bouncing in like ink from a pen. They were everywhere. The key was to select the right word and put it in the right order. First you have to pick your language. For most of us, there is little choice but to choose the only one we…

Overcoming Fear

I love adventure, new people, new places, new cultures. Pioneering new things challenges and energizes me. Because I enjoy driving through small towns and experiencing new surroundings, l’ll choose the back roads of America over interstates…

Faux Pas in Egypt

I like to enter new doors, see new places, meet new people; I love to dine at mom and pop restaurants, drive through small towns, visit other nations, experience other cultures, and expand  my horizons. The good things in life are meant to…

The Orange Butterfly

The sun was shining brightly as I drove to the cemetery. I knew she was not there, but I had to check. Mom died suddenly without warning And my heart was heavy with the loss. “Lord,” I prayed, “talk to me.  I need some reassurance.” “I’m…

The Power of Influential Words

I am rarely at a loss for words. Words express thoughts and ideas. Words are the substance of communication along with gestures, facial expressions, and body language. Words are powerful in themselves, but become more so when they are heard…