I Am Alive: My Journey of Faith as I Travel Through Life

  • 20 Things I Learned in 2020

    1-I need to stay away from pet stores. I went to buy wild bird seed in July and came home with another new cat. I LOVE him. Three cats is my limit though.  2-Orange (peach) colored cats shed terribly. 3-Stock up on toilet paper at all times. This one is obvious. 4-There is a reason […]

  • Home

    I bought a house earlier this year. Yes, in 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic. I hadn’t had my own place since 2012. My apartment was fine enough but it felt so temporary. It wasn’t mine and that bothered me. I realized I was finally at the stage in my life where I needed […]

  • Changes

    Today is my mom’s birthday. She would’ve been 77. She died just 9 days shy of her 60th birthday in 2003. I miss her. I have a nephew getting married today in Pennsylvania. Wish I was there. Found out one of my great aunts passed away yesterday. She was almost 102 years old. I think […]

  • Grace Times Ten

    My friend and coworker, Bradley Troutman, published his first book last year. I read it recently and I asked him if I could share it here. In Bradley’s words, “The purpose of this book is to help you see and recognize how God is at work in your life.  To build a testimony of miracles, […]

  • Light


    My mom died a slow horrible death that took years to finally take her life. She took a bottle of pills. She slit her wrists. She beat her head with a hammer. But the thing that finally “did her in” was when she stopped eating. She starved herself to death and her body finally shut […]

  • Joy and Faith

    I haven’t written much this year. Actually, I just realized I have not posted here since August. Instead of writing, I have been doing a lot of reading, thinking, working, cooking, sleeping, listening to music, and just living a quiet life this year. I am learning to be the me that exists in the now […]

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