Author Archives: Michele

Happy Father’s Day 2014

Happy Father’s Day 2014! As a writing teacher, I teach my students that every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. I also teach that we can learn from all of our stories, so we should save them … Continue reading

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25 Years… and a day.

It’s hard to believe it’s been over 25 years since I lost my mom.  I hardly feel old enough to have been without her for so long; I’m only 43 years old, and it seems like 17 was a whole … Continue reading

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Prayers for Peace in 2013

  This has been a difficult holiday season for many, including myself.  When I last saw my beloved grandmother Meme, who celebrated her 99th birthday this year, we talked quite a lot about life, family, and Heaven.  We shed tears … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Prayer

This Thanksgiving, as the Northeast still reels from Hurricane Sandy, as friends face difficult diagnoses, as families break apart, and as I face my own struggles, I am especially thankful to live so close to God after being away from … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day: Precious Memories

This picture must have been taken sometime in late 1973 or early 1974, because my little sister was REALLY little… I can still remember marveling that she could grip my hand so tightly with such tiny little fingers. Memories are … Continue reading

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Thank You, Veterans! Happy Memorial Day

This Memorial Day I pray that our Veterans, our Servicemen and Servicewomen, and their families know how much we truly appreciate their service and sacrifice.  As I re-read the full lyrics to The Star Spangled Banner, and remember that the … Continue reading

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Smiling Through the Tears: Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day was a wonderful day for me because I was with my two beautiful daughters, but it is always bittersweet because my mom wasn’t here to share it with us.  It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 25 years … Continue reading

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Hope For Joran Bowling Fundraiser a Success!

It was so wonderful to see Joran and her family surrounded by friends at AMF Boynton Beach Lanes on Sunday!  I know God has a special place in his heart for caregiving parents, here’s wishing Joran and her family a … Continue reading

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Hope For Joran Bowling Fundraiser

A miracle is happening right here in Boynton Beach.  Joran is making amazing strides in her recovery from a Traumatic Brain Injury.  She has come a long way, and she still has a long way to go…  Please come out … Continue reading

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Relinquishing the Fantasy

Relinquish the Fantasy of an Uncluttered World Today’s Jesus Calling devotion advises us to learn to ” live above your circumstances, even while interacting on that cluttered plane of life. You yearn for a simplified lifestyle, so that your communication … Continue reading

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