I recently discovered some hidden treasure…seriously. I purchased tickets for an unusual event in Bentonville, Arkansas called “The Gathering Table”. It’s a dinner prepared for up to twelve people with the sole purpose of discussing a topic while enjoying some spectacular local food. I grabbed Hero Husband and we hit the road. We arrived to … More Not So Hidden Treasure
My morning devotion outlined how God has chosen me. I John 3:1 tells me that God loves me so much He called me to be His child; I Peter 2:9 tells me that God has called me from the darkness into the light; Ephesians 3:19 tells me that God’s love for me is so wonderful … More Get In The Car
One of my very favorite vacations was traveling to Maine with Hero Husband a few years ago. Our plan was to NOT have a plan, but rather fly into Portland, rent a car and hit the road. We were going to be free spirits and EXPLORE. We were only a few miles down the road … More The Visitor Center
Our Christmas vacation in LA took a crazy turn when we received news that there was something wrong with Millie. It was thought that she was having abandonment anxiety. Trembling, whining, not eating. Her symptoms grew worse and it was all I could do to get home to her on Christmas Day. I found her … More A Tribute to Millie
Here we are – right smack in the middle of the Christmas season. Are you up to your eyeballs with things you HAVE to do, things you NEED to do, and things you WANT to do (if you can only find time time)? Stop right now, yes RIGHT NOW and take a deep breath. It’s … More Just One Touch
An all time favorite Bible verse is “Come to me all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. ” (Matthew 11:28). We all love the idea of rest, but we miss the … More Another Lesson From Millie
Happy Thanksgiving! What are your bringing to the table this year? Here at Outside of Ordinary we’re really into “encouragement”. At my workshop I share that just a few words of encouragement can bring life to a smoldering ember, reigniting passion and purpose in someone’s life. Yesterday I had the opportunity to have lunch with … More What Are You Bringing to the Table?
Hero Husband and I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Lake Tahoe some time ago. We wanted to make it memorable, so I was thrilled when I scored a room at the most luxurious hotel on the lake at somewhat of a reasonable price. Okay, so we splurged at little, but this place is GORGEOUS … More Valet Parking Lessons
It’s been awhile since I’ve had a beauty product foible, so I guess I was due. Hero Husband and I did a little shopping last weekend and took advantage of the Bath and Body sale. I got up to the register and they invited me to grab one more item as my “free gift”. There … More Lotion???
Who doesn’t want peace. I like peace. I want peace. You want peace – but how do we get there, and even more importantly… How do we stay there? One thing I’ve learned for sure is that peace does NOT come at the end of my “TO DO’ list no matter how many times I … More Submarine Peace