Salut! Welcome to the road less traveled!

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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! 

Triggers

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle “I’m actually ...

Rest

Slow down, you move too fast- Paul Simon Not quite two minutes long, this song, Feelin' Groovy, resides ...

Personalities

I’m a big personality. I walk into a room, big and tall and loud. – Adele Sometimes I ...

Lists

“We are what we think about all day long.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson While not necessarily a neat freak, ...

Constant Change

“Change is the only constant in life.” Heraclitus “I just wish we would hear something, “ my husband ...

Ordinary People

God uses ordinary people like you and me to star in extraordinary “God stories”-real-life narratives of purpose and ...

French Connection

How far we travel in life matters far less than those we meet along the way. - Mark ...

Translation of Mohamed Sebouai’s Testimony

Mohamed speaks of growing up in a Muslim family in the region of Kabylie in Algeria. Because his ...

Clutter

  Clutter is anything that gets between you and the life you want to be living. -Peter Walsh ...

Pause

“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” ...

Progress

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Frederick Douglass Groundhog’s Day in the desert was unusually ...

A Hallmark Christmas

Just before the holiday season began, my daughter tagged me in a FB meme. In essence, the meme ...

Positively Joyful

“We just need to get you Tiggerized.” -Tigger (speaking to Eeyore) From childhood, I identify with the character ...

Laugh or Cry?

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. -Victor Hugo “I didn’t know whether to laugh ...

Defining Moments

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. -Aristotle Ever have a ...

Blink!

“In the blink of an eye, something happens by chance-when you least expect it-sets you on a course ...

Balanced Equations

In 1557, Robert Recorde, a Welsh physician and mathematician, invented the equals sign, written with two parallel lines ...

God-Driven Decisions

I am often asked, “How do you know if you are following God’s will?” But the truer question ...

Walking with Weakness: The Devotion

That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. ...

Walking with Weakness: Back Story

Today, a devotional I wrote for a contest was published on the Proverbs 31 website. Winning that contest ...

Pressing On Toward The Goal

Have you ever whole-heartedly committed to a project, only to later wonder, “What was I thinking?” For me ...

Contagious Connections

My last post was all about my love of Christmas. And every word in that post is true. ...

I Am A Rock

Paul Simon A winter's day In a deep and dark December I am alone Gazing from my window ...

No Man Is An Island

  John Donne No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the ...

Candy Canes and Gingerbread Men

‘Tis the season once again. I love Christmas and I always have. Honestly there is just so much ...

The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken Robert Frost, 1874 – 1963 Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry ...

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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.

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