I have always teased my husband about him being my hero. From the Woman’s Side of Things… You see when we were first dating I was cooking this fancy meal for him. How does it go; the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach? The meal included molten chocolate cakes for dessert. […]Continue reading..When Will He Be My Hero?
Whether you are a firefighter, a medic, a police officer or a soldier you face the reality that the next call you go to, or the next mission you run may end up as your last call. Every morning when we wake up and go to the station or report for a briefing, we face […]Continue reading..The Last Call
Have you ever asked yourself what is the safest date and time to travel across your city or town? I used to find myself thinking as I drove to the station Christmas morning at 06:00, the only ones out here are cops, firemen and medical personnel. If I crash the’s odds are in my favor […]Continue reading..Overcoming the Time Away
From the Woman’s Side of Things… I recently heard a story about a woman who was feeling tremendous worry. She questioned how it served her and what might happen if she let it go. She realized she held the worry thinking if she let it go she might not deal with the problem. I went […]Continue reading..To Worry or Not to Worry
From the Woman’s Side of Things… Some people fear change. They try to avoid it at all cost. Me, well, I’m used to change. I moved to a new house, school, and sometimes state almost every year of my childhood. I kept up the trend into my adulthood. I’ll change the furniture around just to […]Continue reading..Change Process or Decision?
From the Woman’s Side of Things… Have you heard of marriage being described as an institution? Or men calling their wives their ball and chain? It seems in our society there is an inner conflict regarding marriage. Obviously there is some positive about it or people wouldn’t get married. But I so frequently hear negative […]Continue reading..Marriage
From the Woman’s Side of Things… What is forgiveness to you? To me, forgiveness is powerful. It can change perspective. It can change relationships. But mostly I think it can change your heart. There was once a video going around Facebook about forgiveness. It depicted a father and son in a jail visitors room; the […]Continue reading..Forgiveness is Power
From the Woman’s Side of Things… I wrote this a couple, three years ago. I have just recently been reminded about how most of us are so poor at receiving. I kept the promise I made at the end of this until about the time I became a mom for the third time upon which […]Continue reading..Gracious Receipt
Have you heard that before? I have heard it around the firehouse and said it myself once or twice. When I was growing up we didn’t have much money. I am the youngest of 8, and the older kids would say I had it easy compared to before. I remember we had a pile of […]Continue reading..Common Sense Ain’t So Common
From the Woman’s Side of Things… Have you ever played a game with a young child? Did they change the rules constantly to make sure they were always winning? If you could, would you change the rules for your life so that you win all the time? Guess what, you can. If you every spend […]Continue reading..Changing the Rules of the Game