On Sunday, I was getting ready for church, and had the thought that maybe I should ask to be prayed over with oil. It was sacrament Sunday. I was reasoning with myself in my mind. I don’t feel like I am worthy of asking for that right now. My mind and heart wanted to be mentally … More We were never worthy of God’s love in the first place.
“Shake the dust off.” Many times this week, I’ve heard this phrase run my mind. It’s really caused me to chew on this thought. This isn’t an impression I’ve ever had before. I struggle with letting go. I contemplate people in my life, who are no longer there. Not those who have died, but those … More Shake the dust off your feet.
Need rescue! Under heavy fire from the enemy! Some casualties! Need assistance immediately! I’m sending up prayers like flares into the heavens. If there is no help; there are no survivors. I have more than I can handle. This handicap situation is no joke. I don’t buy anything on the bottom 2 shelves of the … More Mayday!!!! Mayday!!!
I made a mistake a few Sundays ago. It was our one Sunday per month when we take the bread and wine and share testimonies and prayer. I’d been released from the hospital for my collapsed lung about 18 hours before. I couldn’t wear a regular bra due to my chest tube wound and dressing. … More Jesus didn’t wear a tie.
This scripture has graced the chalkboard above my kitchen sink for over a month. I usually rotate the scripture more often, but the last couple weeks has been emotionally and spiritually stressful, and left me feeling a bit misunderstood, misjudged, and like I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. I’m fighting … More Dish Duty
When I was 13, I took a repelling class at church camp. I’m naturally adventurous and used to be a teeny bit of an adrenaline junky before my body disintegrated. I thought a repelling class would be a piece of cake. We went to a 40 foot water tower, geared up, and started. When it … More White Knuckled Grip
“You have a big hole in your pants, and I can see your cheek.” We were at a wedding a couple weeks ago, and my friend had just whispered this into my ear, from behind me. I instinctively reached back and Oh sweetness! Where is the nearest bush? I’m swan diving into it. I … More I see London, I see France
God closes doors sometimes. The trick is, not hanging on so tight, you get your fingers caught in the door. When I graduated high school, I had a plan. I was an art major, and I had 3 different scholarships towards that goal. I was going to work towards being a high school art teacher. … More Check yourself before you wreck yourself.
I ran myself ragged the last few weeks. We’ve had a lot going on, as I’m sure most of you do. We’ve had family in from out of town, which was wonderful, but my body needs recoup time from being out and about, and I didn’t allow myself time to recover. My time with … More He did it first.
I was in the thick of a conflict with an employee from my children’s school. It wasn’t any of their teachers, it was a unique situation. I don’t want to reveal too much detail, so I can preserve this person’s identity. After 4 meetings, each one building in intensity, unpleasantries, and personnel presence, we just … More Can I use your eraser?