Definitely not as young as I used to be. I catch both my husband and myself expressing this lament – while we moan, groan or sigh – a little too often. While we do have our share of new aches or pains, most often we are sorely missing the strength and energy of our younger… Read More Old Enough to Enjoy A Nap
Last week, in my post about thinking back on the goals we set in January (way back then!) and assessing our progress toward those goals, I mentioned the benefit of finding – and keeping company with – faith builders. Those gals who lift us up – strengthening our faith and helping us walk closer with… Read More How Can I Be an Encourager?
The “how” questions of life. Like their sinister twin, the “why” question, the questions of “how” rarely have easy answers and can leave us feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. Too often, they immobilize us with fear and even hopelessness. How will I handle it all? How did I get here? How did it get like this?… Read More How Beautiful Are Their Feet
Born. Ever since reading today’s prompt – born – one of my favorite songs has been on repeat in my head. Born to Die Upon Calvary. I’ve shared this song more than once on my blog but I’m always happy to share it again. (just one verse and chorus but hum along….) Jesus knew when… Read More The Same Purpose
On Tuesday, I mentioned that our state was going to begin reopening today. I not only wondered what all that might entail but reflected on how quickly “the winds” change. Not ten minutes after I published that post, my husband called to say that even the reopening news had changed. The state would begin its… Read More A Few Things to Continue after Quarantine
It is a bit of a paradox. A contradiction really. These days of quarantine – of canceled commitments, freer schedules and (much) more time at home – should allow us (much) more opportunity to draw close to Jesus. To grow our faith and deepen our roots. In some ways, I suppose it has but, as… Read More The Distractions are Real
“Just another day at the office.” Although typically used rather sarcastically when something absurd or ridiculous happens, it also infers to the not-so-surprising or routine things of a day. And not just “at the office” but wherever you spend the majority of your day…and whatever makes up your routine. Another stack of papers to grade. … Read More Not Just Another Day
What now? I’m sure many of us are beginning to ask ourselves this question…or something similar to it. Instead of a glimpse of the proverbial “light at the end of the tunnel,” this week many of us saw restrictions tighten and a much longer quarantine than we could imagine become a reality. The “new normal”… Read More Don’t Quit Now
My mother was a gifted singer. She had a beautiful voice. A tenor voice. She sang silly songs for us as children. She sang while she worked. She did her best to sing even during her (often very) difficult days. But, mostly, she sang in church. She sang for the Lord. And He honored her… Read More He Holds Tomorrow
Less. That is today’s Five Minute Friday prompt…and, although the exercise centers around the idea of freestyle and unedited writing, it is now well into the afternoon and I have been trying to edit my thoughts and ideas for hours. But any topics, sentiments, or even opinions that come to mind when I consider “less,”… Read More Less Panic. More Prayer.