I grabbed my Bible and journal off my desk and brought them with me out to the family room. Most days I read at my desk, but today, I just wanted to curl up on the couch with Jesus and Ralph (my fearless red heeler). As I opened my Bible, I realized my reading plan… Continue reading Doing My Best to Find Him
Tuesdays have become one of my most favorite days of the week. I used to dread them – even labeled them “Mini-Mondays,” because they were typically the day to attend meetings (and by meetings, I mean meetings about upcoming meetings - which are the worst!). But now, I look forward to them. Maybe it’s because… Continue reading Here’s to Tuesday!
This is the verse that’s been on my heart this week. “She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me,” (Gen. 16:13 NIV). Hagar had run away from her situation. More specifically, she was… Continue reading The One Who Sees Me
I never would have labeled myself as a “crier.” I’m sure my husband would beg to differ, but there’s not a whole lot I get too emotional over. I mean, there are a few things that get the waterworks going, like when a coach spins their chair around for a contestant on The Voice during… Continue reading Maybe That’s Why I’m Crying
I’m pretty sure my life has never been this slow, and I mean that in the best possible way. For the first time, I have margin and breathing room to ponder and reflect on my life. It only took my forty years to get here, but by the grace of God – truly – I… Continue reading But Now I See
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
“But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: ‘Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.’” Ephesians 5:13-14 The other day when I picked up my nephew from school, I asked him how his day… Continue reading When I Want to Be Alone