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Shining Moments

“Let’s go to Rick’s,” I said one morning while on vacation in Maine.

Both girls looked at me with questions in their eyes.


“Well we can ride the trolley and it will take us right to it.”

Little did I know that that would not be the case.

No, we rode the trolley only so far.

“This is as close as I go to Rick’s,” the driver said opening the door.

“You walk down that-a way and you’ll come to it.”

He motioned with his hand.

Ok, I thought. A little walk.

Rick’s was worth it.

Rick’s is a well-known restaurant in York featuring not only delicious cooking but also great service. Over the years I have been there many times and always enjoyed the yummy food.

Yes, it was worth the walk.

So we started down the street

   And walked and walked.

Every time we came to a bend in the road I thought we’d see the restaurant.

But unfortunately one bend only led to another and another.

I don’t know how long we walked but it was long.


  finally we saw it.

A line was already outside the door so we took our place at the end and passed the time laughing and talking

   glad to have arrived.

Eventually our time came and we were led to a table over in the corner.

I glanced around the familiar restaurant that held so many memories for me

Like it was yesterday I could picture my mom and dad sitting at a table.

I swallowed the lump in my throat and looked down at the menu.

Still the same

   And I knew just what to order.

Some times in life

  When you go back

     It’s all different.

But this was one of those shining moments when I was able to go back

   for just a little while

   yesterday and today becoming one.

Yes, it was a long walk

  our feet hurt

    our legs ached

       but today looking back I’m so glad that we put forth the effort and went.

Like pearls

   I cherish special memories and like to share them with my girls.

Do you find yourself doing that too?

Shining memories are meant to be treasured and shared.

Will I ever get back to Rick’s again?

I don’t know but I’m sure glad that we seized the opportunity that we had.

Sometimes you don’t have another chance.


Dare To Believe


Failure is not fatal. Do you believe that? It’s the courage to continue that is the most important. Winston Churchill said that and his words remind us today of the power of what we believe.

No matter what we say, our beliefs are revealed by our actions.

“You can do it,” he cheered me “but it wasn’t until I chose to ride the horse that I learned that I really could do it.”

I had to take a step. It was my choice.

Although lots of voices told me tales of success and also stories of mishaps, I had to choose to believe that I could learn to ride a horse.

Yes, and I can still feel the wonder of the hair in my face as I eventually learned to not only ride with confidence but also jump.


What do you believe today?

“Is anything to hard for the Lord?” (Gen.18:14)

What’s preventing you from moving forward in your life?

Fears, doubts, tapes from the past, discouragement in the present.

Whatever it is, maybe its time to reconsider it.

Look at it this way, if you knew that you could be successful, would you?

The way you answer that is so telling.

There are so many things that I have done, that I never thought I’d be able to do

Adoption, single parenting, changing careers, riding horses, getting published, giving a speech. Oh, the list could go on and on.

But I chose to believe in a Power beyond myself.

What about you?

Place your hand in His and get ready to experience the Impossible.

Get out the saddle, fill out the form, write the book, take that photo, join the exercise group, and call a coach. Say Yes, to what you can do. Trust Him for the rest.