Ten years ago, a dear friend of mine was in a very bad place in life. Addiction, anger, depression, trouble with the law, and ashamed. I love this man like a brother. I know that when one of the flock wanders off, we struggle to know how to reach out, how to put our personal … More Feeling sheepish.
Last week my son were faced with a situation at school that set off our adrenaline. There are a group of kids who threatened to “jump him,” at school. These kids ride his bus and frankly are not the type that I would doubt would carry this out. These are kids with major issues and … More What-if?
Never underestimate the pure quiet value of your presence. On Sunday, some of my dearest female friends from church, came to my home and they sat with me. They sang with me in praise to God and listened to me. They hugged me, and it lifted my spirits tremendously. I know that each of these … More Cross trainers
Well, I almost can’t believe I am writing this. I was so relieved last week about my throat, and felt like God had opened a door to the hallway of physical misery I had been trapped in for 7 months. I happily rejoiced walking through that door, thinking it would mean some normalcy in … More Back to the drawing board.
I love Bob Ross. I remember watching him paint on Saturday mornings when I was a kid. He was like the coolest art nerd I could ever imagine. I wanted to paint like him. I wanted to transform blank canvases into snow scenes with run down old barns. I wanted to learn how to make … More Happy little tree.
Anyone else hate the daunting weight of perseverance? The idea of it is great, but the implementation of it frankly stinks. The embodiment of determination in spite of weariness. Perseverance is making the decision to keep going when all you want to do is quit. There is something very hard to comprehend when going … More Under His wings.
Can you imagine what the Innkeeper in Bethlehem might have felt like if he realized He gave the Son of God the stable for the night? I mean, I understand where the guy was coming from, but he may have felt like a real heel if he ever realized what he’d done. All his rooms … More Do you have room in the Inn?
In the last month, I have faced some evils. A fake publishing company CEO tried to dupe me into paying $6000 to let his company publish my book. My oldest son’s orthodontist tried to trick us into treatment he didn’t need, and paying a balance we didn’t have. A travel company try to scam me … More No more trick or treat. I choose Thanksgiving.
The other night, I couldn’t contain my thoughts. I needed a sounding board. My husband was the recipient. Worries started pouring out. Tears, and confessions of being exhausted, in more pain than what I want to accept on a daily basis, and the venting of frustration at accepting this harsh reality residing in my brain. … More Me too
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.