Murphy Writes Blog

5 questions that have helped redirect my life

Here are a few questions I’ve been thinking about over the past year or so. I admit, the older I get the deeper I go, but I think it is good to sometimes take...

Thoughts on losing a job

“Getting fired is nature’s way to telling you that you had the wrong job in the first place.” ~ Hal Lancaster, in The Wall Street Journal I want to talk about job loss. These...

“Momisms” book finally published

“You’re running away? Let me help you pack.” ~ Mom My first book, “Mother Knows Best – Wit and Wisdom From Idaho Moms,” is now being printed and will be in my sweaty little...

Reverb 10: Achieve

  Today’s prompt is from Tara Sophia Mohr: Achieve. What’s the thing you most want to achieve next year? How do you imagine you’ll feel when you get it? Free? Happy? Complete? Blissful? Write...

Reverb 10: Marshmallows and the meaning of life

The campfire crackles and spits sparks into the black night sky and I watch as the tiny orange dots float up, up, toward the silvery moon and stars, like little fireflies lilting and meandering...

Reverb 10: The power of friendship & family

“Friendship is a sheltering tree.”  ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge I’m participating in a month-long blogging challenge called Reverb10 during which I am posting a response to a writing prompt from 31 different authors. The goal of the...

Reverb 10 : 5 minutes to remember a year

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” ~ James Matthew Barrie, creator of Peter Pan I’m participating in a month-long blogging challenge called Reverb10 during which I am posting a response...

26 expressions of gratefulness

One of my favorite movies is the 1946 holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The movie centers on George Bailey, a kind man who has always been there to help others, but has grown...

The meaning of success

“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will be become the person you believe you were meant to be.” George Sheehan Success… Is it a place we arrive at, or is it made...