Rebooting

The trees are budding here in Philadelphia, and we’re expecting our second nor-easter in less than a week. What the heck is going on with the world? In some ways, I feel like the weather right now is reflective of the journey that I’ve been on for the past few months. Times where I’m reallyContinue reading “Rebooting”

Surrender

Yesterday was one of the most difficult days that I’ve had mentally in a long time. I woke up and I was just depleted of all of my energy. I felt empty and cracked and hopeless. I was standing in quicksand and sinking quickly. Fortunately, God had other plans for me.   He drew meContinue reading “Surrender”

Sadness and fear

When I encounter sadness or fear, I’m usually very mean to them. I see them as the enemy and try to squash them. Today, I’m trying something different. I’m having coffee with them, telling them how much I appreciate their roles in my life, and discussing with them how we can work together. *Did DeneenContinue reading “Sadness and fear”

Valley of the Bones

Today is the last day of January 2018. I can’t believe we’re a month into the year already. The phrase that I am hearing today is “new beginnings.” See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19 This is a season of healing and restoration. This isContinue reading “Valley of the Bones”

Adventure

At heart, buried beneath my love of routine, is an adventurer. When I think about the times that I have felt most alive, I was heading into the unknown. Life has gotten in the way of exploration. Work. Stress. Money worries. Thus I’ve found myself wanting. The times that I’ve been the most creative haveContinue reading “Adventure”

Self love and acceptance

You’re so fat. You’re ugly. Oh my goodness–look at you hair! You’re too stupid to learn that.  You can never achieve that goal. You are a failure. You shouldn’t even try. Would you say those things to your best friend? To your child? To your lover? No? Then why do you do that to yourself?Continue reading “Self love and acceptance”

Breaking trends

I left my job in the dental field almost six months ago. I was sick mentally and physically. I was so far beyond burnt out that I was unrecognizable to myself. Over 10 years ago, I left a church. I was mentally and physically sick. I was so far beyond burnt out from volunteering aContinue reading “Breaking trends”

Uncomplicated…complicated…only God knows

My ipod is beginning to pay dividends in my life.  Spiritually that is.  Whoever thought of podcasting deserves a special place in heaven.  Seriously.  Whatever did we do before podcasting?  Oh wait.  I just entered this world in September.  Funny how deeply technology effects one’s life. Today as I was walking, I was listening toContinue reading “Uncomplicated…complicated…only God knows”