Try Grace For A Change

Try Grace for a Change

Whenever I think of the word “grace,” I’m always reminded of the scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, when Clark asks Aunt Bethany to say grace at Christmas dinner and she responds, “Grace! She passed away 30 years ago.” Then Uncle Lewis speaks up, pointing to his mouth for emphasis, “THE BLESSING!!” Aunt Bethany nods as if she now understands, bows her head, folds her hands and proceeds to say the Pledge of Allegiance.

Wrapping Your Heart Around The Holidays

Wrapping Your Heart Around The Holidays

Now that I live in Southern California, where the temperature seems to hold steady at 75 degrees and there’s a palm tree outside every window, I have a hard time wrapping my head around the holidays. Having grown up in Michigan, it just doesn’t feel like the holidays if…

What To Do When You Are Feeling Overwhelmed

What To Do When You Are Overwhelmed

Lately, I’ve been feeling overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by living in this world, getting out of bed and taking a shower, getting anything done. I look around my apartment and it’s a mess. I haven’t taken my dog for his morning walk and I haven’t been to the dentist in over a year…