Before when I would write, I would sit on it for days, sometimes weeks - even months - until I knew where I wanted the idea to go, and where I wanted my final thoughts to land. Now, I’m just trying to write consistently, even if I don’t know where the thought is leading. (Which… Continue reading I want to be a writer.
I haven’t written anything for quite some time. I’ve been stuck in this place of swirling thoughts and inklings; ensnared by a net that makes me wonder, “What does it matter?” Could I possibly have anything to say that is new or inspiring? I mean, isn’t that what people want to read? But what if… Continue reading Where I’ve Been
“I didn’t want it to be awkward, so I didn’t…” awkward: causing difficulty; hard to do or deal with. causing or feeling embarrassment or inconvenience. I really can’t count the times I’ve said this to myself. “I didn’t want it to be awkward,” so… I didn’t call. I didn’t write. I didn’t stop by. I… Continue reading I Didn’t Want It To Be Awkward
People ask me how I'm doing - how I'm "healing" - since I left my position three months ago. I want to be honest in my response, and most days I can say I’m doing well. But on my hardest days, I feel like a failure. That's the lie that keeps knocking at my door.… Continue reading Where I find my Peace
In the end, people appreciate honest criticism far more than flattery. Proverbs 28:23 (NLT) I received a sweet thank you card from a dear friend this week thanking me for always being brave enough to speak the truth to her. I had no idea how “life-changing” my words had been to her, but from the… Continue reading Learning to Love Honest Criticism
It started small, like an undercurrent without much power or force. Like when you stand at the shoreline of the ocean and the waves come up the beach – that moment when the waters swirl around your ankles, and then that split second where the waves pause and then start to pull back. That’s what… Continue reading The Stirring
That about sums up my day. Oh, and a dead bat. Don't get all spiritual on me and think my crown prep was a "Daughter of the King" moment. It was, for real, crown prep. Like the kind of work you have done at the dentist. It's not that I wasn't brushing my teeth; in… Continue reading Crown prep, mice and Godzilla
"Please, sir," the woman said, "give me this water! Then I'll never have to be thirsty again, and I won't have to come here to get water." (John 4:15 NLT) The woman at the well. Here is a story that most are familiar with. Scholars often say that it is because of her shame (from… Continue reading Living Water
Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up towards heaven, and blessed them. Then breaking the loaves into pieces, he kept giving the bread and fish to the disciples so they could distribute it to the people. … Continue reading Because of Him
Then Jesus answered his thoughts, “Simon,” he said to the Pharisee, “I have something to say to you.” “Go ahead, Teacher,” Simon replied. Luke 4:40 (NLT) Everyone has an… Continue reading Can I Tell You Something?