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
“My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight” Proverbs 3:21 My Gramma – yes, the same Gramma that made me try everything when I was little – once told me, “Yellow means choice.” She was referring to the stoplights at an intersection, but maybe this simple philosophy… Continue reading Yellow Means Choice
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24 It was that time again. Time to clean up the poop in the backyard. With three dogs, you can imagine how much… Continue reading Cleaning Up the Poop
“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:8 When I was little, my Gramma was always “encouraging” me to try new foods. Luckily, I had two older sisters to try it first, so I could ask them, “What’s it taste like?” (Not like their… Continue reading What’s It Taste Like?
“He determines the number of the stars and calls them by name.” Psalm 147:4 First, you may have noticed I changed the title of my blog from Daily Devotions to Reflections (actually, for about 10 minutes yesterday morning it was Refelctions before I noticed my typo… a little advice – don’t try typing before your… Continue reading The Name Game
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God iswith you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 “Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered. "Yes, Piglet?" "Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand. "I just wanted to be sure… Continue reading “Are You There?”