In Defense of Men

shoes, men, defense, essay

Lately, I have been burdened for men. I found myself reading Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly  and as my eyes perused the pages, my smile faded and tears started to form. Glaring research shows that women daily shame the men in their lives. Read more

The Disease To Please

Kim Speaks Up - Disease to Please

We’ve all been afflicted by this contagious disease.

Ever since I was a little girl, I had a knack for numbers and a knack for talking…out of turn most of the time. People were often impressed by how much I knew so the more they were impressed, the more I kept talking. I loved the attention. I loved the affirmation until I realized that it held me hostage from living my life. Honestly, I wanted people to like me. Read more

An Oldie but Goodie…

Came across a short post I wrote 5 years ago. Still holds true today:

Hands - Tender Loving Care

Today was a very lovely day. The weather was perfect, the sky was clear, and the ground was perfect for planting. Today, we invested some money, time, and sweat into furnishing our deck with chairs, plants, and some other aesthetics. Lowe’s was blessed with our presence 3 times today. With each visit came more goodies. We vowed to replace all patio furniture even purchased a side table to go with our chairs. When we arrived home, we realized that even though our present table looked worn, tarnished, old, and weathered it still held the promise for future use… All it needed was a little bit of TLC…someone to recognize its worth despite its present disposition. Now it looks good as new and fits in perfectly with all the “newbies”. Who knew that a 5 year old table would look as good as new….A LITTLE TLC goes a long way…Take time to love. It holds great power to restore.

Tender Hearts, Loving Hands, and a bit of Creativity can infuse life into many dead or lifeless situations.