Friday Five

Hope everyone had a great week!  And if it wasn't great, I hope you're finding the strength you need to face your obstacles.  Here's a glimpse of four things from mine, plus one photo: 1.  I've learned that no comparison of myself with another human being is ever good.  (I'll either get snobby or depressed) 2.  Just because someone's life looks awesome, according to their Facebook…


Treasure Box

I’ve been making these trips to Mexico for 13 years now, and I've never had stories that made me cry like this one. Jahir (Yah-EER) was the second eldest child of the family who received a house from my team.  He was a perfect model of gentle courtesy.  He shook hands to greet me and looked me in the eye whenever we spoke. When our American…


Being Bossy is…Good?

I'm a firstborn girl and I can't help telling people what to do sometimes.  At least that's my story I tell myself. :) Although it can make me obnoxious at times, there are moments when the leadership is much appreciated and needed.  Thank goodness! I blog on Heather Huffman's site today in her Heather's Mark series on using my powers of bossyness for good (or for…


It All Counts

You've heard me say this: Keep writing, no matter what. But what if I'm sick as a dog, with a fever and a headcold and I can't stop blowing my nose for fear of asphyxiating on my own mucus? That was me last week. Gross!  Too much information!  I hear you say.  I know, I know.  But every now and then, even we writers get deathly illl.  How are we supposed…


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