rings Two ingredients for a happy marriage

The other day was my parent’s wedding anniversary, Congratulations mom and dad!. Throughout the past years I’ve asked friends, family and strangers what they think is the key to a long and lasting marriage. The answers were seldom varied, and for the most part, what I found were two key things: 1. Communication 2. Laughter/joy When I think... [Read more...]

Prayer and Exercise; Two of life’s daunting, yet exhilarating tasks

One day about 7 weeks ago, I started to run. Not Forest Gump running, but more like a turtle on a sugar high. I ran one block and then was out of breath. I walked the rest of the 3 miles. But then I did it again the next day, and the next and so on. I ended up walking/jogging for 3 miles, 6 days a week. I was going steady. I was going strong. I felt... [Read more...]

7 Quick Takes Friday

1. This has been the week of weather havoc. First, the earthquake that emerged seemingly out of nowhere (creature from the black lagoon reference here anyone?). Then the aftershock that startled me out of bed on Wednesday night. The severe thunderstorm last night where I raced around town looking for needed supplies before Hurricane Irene hits this... [Read more...]

What are your Boundaries?

While driving home from work today, I ventured upon a strip of pavement that was missing those special yellow and white lines. It was fascinating to watch the cars ahead of me and around me as everyone tried to finagle their way down the road not hitting one another. The guy to my right slowed down to almost a stop. The traffic in front of me assuredly... [Read more...]