Phew. The last one of these daily posts to finish the last week of 2018. On this last day of the year, I wanted to close with my top 5 musings of 2018. For 44 years, I had many, many opinions and very few musings. Then, in the Fall of 2014, the words and concepts began pouring out of me. Sometimes 3 – 4 a day, sometimes several days with nothing, but most days a steady drip of truths and observations that I simple call “musings”. And I still have opinions. Less of those than ever 🙂

One of my goals for 2019 is to publish a book of my musings. Until then, here are my top 5 from 2018.

“Love more” has been the answer to almost every big question I’ve had the past decade. So much so that phrase is tattooed on my right forearm. I had many musings about Love but this one speaks the most to me.

This musing was partially inspired by Matthew 7:21-23. What the evangelicals and fundamentalists of the “Religious Right” have done to the name and brand of Christ is travesty and treason. I used to stay in my corner and keep quiet about this. No more.

I have (mostly) learned to make doubt, worry and anxiety my friend. I see them as signs that I’m in the wilderness. That I’m creating something that my ego feels is risky. It’s out on the edge of civilization where I most find my soul.


My personal mission is to elevate the self-worth of everyone I meet. That begins with being a mirror – of reminding people of their value. By reflecting light back to them. I strive to do this every day in some way.


Many of my musings this past year have been about the sovereign, intrinsic value of the individual. I’ve been particularly fascinated by hierarchies; including those mentioned here.

And here is bonus 6th musing that probably got the most comments and shares …

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