Do the hard things

Yesterday was the first true test of my new life. I was home, in my apartment, alone…alone with my own thoughts. That can be a scary place.  I couldn’t get out of bed, for starters. I was, and frankly am, completely exhausted. From travel. From emotions. From making big decisions. From not-so-promising news. From life. Continue reading “Do the hard things”

Receiving…

I’m in the middle of this season in my life that makes me more uncomfortable than any other. I’m learning (still) how to receive. I thought I learned this lesson years ago, but apparently I didn’t. God is preparing me, but I can’t fathom for what. I’ll give you examples. I have an upcoming vacation.Continue reading “Receiving…”

It’s funny how far a dollar can go

One of the most powerful sermons that I ever heard was at a Methodist church on the day that my nephew Isaac and my niece Isabella were baptized. As I walked into the church, proud to be my nephew’s God-mother, I received a bulletin with two pennies taped to it. The pastor’s message that dayContinue reading “It’s funny how far a dollar can go”

Earthquakes and hurricanes and unemployment, oh my!

Usually the northeastern region of the US is okay for weather….hot summers, cold winters but few natural disasters. Tuesday I was standing in a building, waiting to give blood for my sister’s class and all of a sudden, I find myself feeling like I’m surfing. I’m usually bad in situations that are jarring to myContinue reading “Earthquakes and hurricanes and unemployment, oh my!”

God is into details

So, I’m reading through the Bible in 90 days through a reading plan on youversion.com…more accurately, through the youversion application on my phone. Anyway… I’m not doing an exhaustive study of the Bible. My goal is simply to read through the Bible. I’m praying before I read each day that God show me what HeContinue reading “God is into details”

Am I Lovely?

There is a voice that is within every woman that asks, “Am I lovely?”  After 33 years of research, I believe that question arises almost as soon as a female baby enters the world.  Every woman I know seeks an answer to that question, whether it is conscious or subconscious. When I was a kid,Continue reading “Am I Lovely?”

Spirit longing

I’m sitting here in my pj’s on a Sunday morning just like any other Sunday morning. But there’s something different.  I don’t want to be relaxing today.  I want to be doing.  I want to be a part of something much larger than I.   I am really upset that I can’t find a churchContinue reading “Spirit longing”