This is my first time getting on board with the idea of choosing one word to focus on for the new year. What to choose??? First, it was helpful to look back at the past few years to sum them up with some descriptive words, to bring a sense of continuity.
It amazes and frightens me how simple words can affect others for good or evil. They literally have the power to heal or destroy. I could go really deep here, but it’s one of those days to keep it short and sweet. You’re welcome. haha! I only want to share one occasion where someone’s simple […]
I’m driving down the road singing my heart out to a favorite song on the radio and all of a sudden my tune is interrupted by static. I live in the mountains y’all. It happens. Ughh. I’m all into a tv show and suddenly the picture starts breaking up. Ughh. I’m on the internet trying […]
Growing up and well into adulthood, I experienced abuse, deception and betrayal by men who were supposed to protect me. That most of this was under a “Christian” banner, crushed me the worst. I didn’t have the convenience of talking about it until recently. I know all about sucking it up and shoving it down, […]
Looking, acting & talking tough is not the same as actually being strong. Sometimes the biggest & baddest dudes are the first to scream like sissies. We just don’t know what we’re made of until it’s revealed one way or another. Anxiety and fears, small and large, threaten us all every day—from traffic jams to test results, […]
What went wrong for you this past week? Did anything break down? Maybe a vehicle? A much needed appliance? A career opportunity? A relationship? Your health? It’s kinda annoying when someone reminds us that these things are a part of life. “Thank you Einstein.” We know this, right!? It’s particularly bothersome when it comes from […]
Thoughts of balance come up often in my mind. In numerous conversations with Christian friends, the subject often leads us to this idea of balance – that elusive place… or is it? (Side note: please know that in the following thoughts I’m not disregarding our responsibility to stand up for right and wrong, but this post is […]
“Get well soon.” That’s what we say to our loved ones who are ill or recovering from an accident. Why don’t we say, “Get well right now“? Probably because it’s clear to us that when our bodies are injured through an accident or attacked by a virus, cancer, another person – that healing will be […]
Who am I? Where am I? …those are just a couple of the questions that you’d find me asking God in my personal journal, after some circumstances left me dealing with a pile of emotional wreckage that sunk me into the depths of depression.
We wake up every day with the demands of this world rushing us here and there. There’s the media voices clamoring for our attention with the sensational. There’s someone’s unwelcome drama continually knocking on the door. There’s wrestling matches with decisions, decisions and more decisions. And then, there’s the failure to manage it all with grace. […]