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.

Under His wings.

  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.

Details Details…

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…

Lighthouse

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

I Hear Nineveh is Beautiful This Time of Year…

Somewhere around my 11th or 12th surgery, my husband crushed me.  We’d experienced defeat repeatedly. Every time I underwent surgery or treatment to reconstruct a major injury from the Cipro damage, another body part would fail shortly after. Over and over, blow after blow. We were losing this fight. We kept hoping that I’d heal … More I Hear Nineveh is Beautiful This Time of Year…

Blessed by The Best

I was listening to a friend of mine talk yesterday. She was talking about a great burden she carries in her life. It had brought her down and through some very dark times. This burden couldn’t be remedied by any power within her. She had talked to a counselor about the difficulty and he asked … More Blessed by The Best