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 […]
Half of the people who know Dwight & I can’t imagine us partying, drunk or high. The other half can’t imagine us involved in church, reading the Bible or praying. There are lots of stories like ours — of lives and marriages transformed by God’s grace — and they should all be told. I’m not […]
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 […]
Two years ago, I sat in a therapist’s office in the greatest distress I could imagine. Where are You, Lord? If You love me, why would You allow me to suffer like this? I had always been distrustful of the mental health-care system, yet there I was, desperate for whatever help I could get. Our insurance […]
The word “fresh” brings so many good things to mind … I’m a morning person, so a fresh new day is at the top of my “favorite things” list. It’s quiet and filled with opportunity. It hasn’t been fouled up with trouble and failures just yet. Ahhh, fresh new mercies, that’s what I’m talkin’ bout. My feel-good, hope-filled […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.