Don’t hug porcupines.

  It really hurts to hug a porcupine. This seems logical, but when we are talking about emotional relationships it’s not. We all know some porcupines. They are in our daily lives. Some through social media, the doctor’s office, church, and our own home. Interactions with porcupines can really hurt. Even our gentlest approach can … More Don’t hug porcupines.

Feeling sheepish.

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.

Cross trainers

 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

Just Breathe

 In the last 5 days, I was stabbed in the chest while fully awake, but we will get to that. I am going to tell you why some days are just about being thankful for your next breath. Job 33:4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given … More Just Breathe

Dish Duty

  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

He did it first.

  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.