Salut! Welcome to the road less traveled!


Salut! (Hi!) I’m Shirley

I am so glad that you are here.  Grab your favorite hot beverage, settle into a cozy chair and stay awhile! 

December 1 2022

Thinking Outside Of The Box: What Is The Hope Jesus Brings Us At Christmas?

Years ago I knew someone who created an alarm clock which imitated the sunrise. Instead of emitting a ...

November 24 2022

Why Do We Engage In The Frustrating Dance Of Gift Reciprocation?

In a panic, I rushed to purchase a sweater from the store where I worked. Even with my ...

November 17 2022

How To Keep Your Thanksgiving Holiday From Being Absorbed By Christmas

As I walked through the department store it occurred to me: I am no longer shocked at how ...

November 10 2022

When Do You Need To Remember That God Is Bigger Than Your Heart?

Still groggy, I stumbled into the kitchen and poured myself some coffee. In my determination to finish a ...

November 3 2022

Learning To Choose Wisely Because One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Slipping on my robe, I suddenly froze with a new realization. The robe, which had once been tight ...

October 27 2022

How To Wrestle In Prayer When God Makes Us Wait

Benjamin Franklin claimed only two things in life are certain: death and taxes. But he was wrong. He ...

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The inspiration for my blog title comes from the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. In many ways, this poem captures the essence of my life’s journey.