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
This is something my husband calls me as a joke. I hate it. I loathe the term “Floxed.” It makes this sound like some horrible hobby club. This isn’t a club anyone wants to join. The initiation process is too brutal. So what is “Floxed?” The FDA press announcement here: https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm513183.htm describes it as ,”disabling … More One Floxie Lady
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.
God’s “will,” sounds so much more graceful, when it looks and feels like success and rest. In my own life, I find it often looks drastically different. So many times my heart dreams of big things and great triumph, but the reality is that we have to fight to grow. We have to face hardship … More Fly Like An Eagle
In the day and age where self love is taught in every self help book and fitness class and psychologist’s office, there is a truth that is hard to swallow. Loving yourself won’t fix your problems. Problems are in every life on this planet. In fact, loving God, won’t keep you from running into problems … More Only jerks use fear tactics
I was hanging out with Claire the other day. We were just sitting in her house visiting and sipping coffee. Her husband was getting ready to leave for work. He had his arms full, and he bent down to tell her bye. He carefully leaned over and gently kissed her on the head. You guys, … More How about a little more PDA up in here?
I tend to be a pretty big weirdo, but you guys probably know that by now. I am the girl who will probably hug you when I greet you and again when I leave you. I will try really hard to tell you I love you even if you haven’t told me. I will second … More No Ulterior Motives
When my children were very little, my husband worked very long hours. Most of the time, I was the one carting them to Wednesday night church services by myself. I remember this particular night, I didn’t want to go. I was forcing it, but I was plumb exhausted, my kids were tired and cranky, and … More Details Details…
I recently received a comment from someone feeling absolutely spiritually exhausted. I read their thoughts and it brought hot stinging tears to my eyes and it made my heart hurt. I think what surprised me the most was a comment asking, “How do you stay positive? Praising God seems to come naturally for you, why … More Lighthouse