Grief can visit us for countless reasons and it doesn’t care what time of year it is. The holidays really intensify your sorrow. THANKFUL, GRATEFUL and BLESSED is written across everything, while you struggle to feel any of that. Everyone is excited to gather and feast, but you can only think of how crushing it’ll be to paste on some happy […]
Chances are, some type of fitness goal made it to your list of New Year’s resolutions, especially if you’re middle-aged like I am and realize that not paying attention to our health is not an option. How are you coming along with your resolution(s)? Are you still on fire or do the flames need some […]
My one word to focus on for 2017 is — The American Heritage College Dictionary defines it this way — enjoy (v.) 1. take delight or pleasure in 2. possess and benefit from I’m learning that the deepest enjoyment begins with the deepest sorrow. I’ve written quite a bit about my depression on the blog as […]
When Sonny (now 15!) was little bitty, he was so attached to me. It was impossible to say bye to him without major separation anxiety. No amount of assurances that I’d be back calmed his fears and crying. The only way I could get away from the house without a meltdown from him and torment […]
We all need God to save us from our sin — to stand in our place on the front line of a spiritual battle we can never win. You can read my testimony here. Some of us also need God to save us from someone else’s sin.
I have a love/hate relationship with traditional systems. As a somewhat OCD driven kinda person, I love organization and structure. How else would I get stuff done?! I make lists… long ones… for every-stinking-thing. I check stuff off and feel oh-so productive. Howeverrr, I hate the way formal systems encourage pretense and discourage real-life relationships.
I had a good fight with my feelings today. I’m happy to say they didn’t win, but I’d be lying if I made out like it was easy. It was a disappointing email that brought me down early this morning — it was a reply to my application to sell my artwork at an upcoming […]
I’ve dabbled in many forms of art throughout my life, but I got serious about it in 2014. The sure way to get serious about your passion is to make it your business. It’s no longer a hobby when you need it to help feed you and your family. It takes a lot of effort to push […]
Friends, are you discouraged by the state of our nation? You’re like, uh yeea-uhh. Well, maybe not like that, but something in the affirmative. Yep, me too. Things aren’t likely going to get better for America, no matter who becomes President because our government is a reflection of the people. Unless the hearts of the people […]
I hope summer is going great for you. It’s been busy around here, but all is good. We’ve got 20-ish chicks running around… so cute! This late sleeper cracks me up, all like — “Where’d everybody go?” lol! They’re getting your worms, dude. = ) We made a fun pair of wooden flip-flips for some summer decor. […]