Last year was an oasis in the desert of what had been my life for a number of years. A desert characterized by despair, hopelessness, and loneliness. My spirit was dry. Life felt like the scorching sun on a mid-August day. And when I thought it couldn't get any harder, it did. But what looked … Continue reading “Faith is the bird that sings while it is yet in the dark.” (Max Lucado)
Last Christmas was bittersweet for me because I was alone. Well, I wasn't technically alone...there were people around, but certainly not the people I would have chosen to be with...my husband and other family. I was lying in bed on Christmas Eve, and the thought crossed my heart, "It is so strange to be alone … Continue reading Too Comfy with Christmas?
I can be pretty hard-headed (just ask my dad or my husband!). For years, I've been busy. Busy, busy, busy. Too busy for God. I knew what was wrong in my life but wasn't motivated enough to do anything about it. Why do we get so comfortable in our misery? My husband and I even … Continue reading It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way
I've heard it hundreds of times during my 44 years of life. People love to say it...offer it as a "comforting" platitude to make you (or themselves) feel better about excruciating circumstances. "God won't give you anything you can't handle." There. I said it. And perhaps you're preparing to protest or question my theology. Friends, … Continue reading God Won’t…
I've been away for some time now for a number of reasons; the reality is that all of those reasons are tied to one true reason--I was no longer connected to my source of inspiration... THE Source of Life. I am connected intimately to Him now, but I had to walk through a deep, dark … Continue reading I’m Back
People should really say what they mean and mean what they say. Words are powerful... at least they can be. I put a lot of stock in words so when someone speaks to me, I take them at their word. This comes up because today I was told by someone, "I wish you success..." and … Continue reading Irony
...that I knew what my dog was thinking. ...that others were as considerate as I try to be. ...that macaroni and cheese was calorie free. ...that money really did grow on trees. ...that airfare was cheaper. ...that all my friends and family lived next door. ...that I enjoyed drinking water as much as I do … Continue reading I wish…