Encouragement · Faith · Hope

Shipwrecked by Status

Sitting alone and crying was my new normal. Grappling with my “status” consumed me and I didn’t like any of it. Of all the hard things in my life, this was definitely the worst. Divorce was not unfamiliar, but it knocked the wind out of me when it became my descriptor. My silent hopes and dreams fell…… Continue reading Shipwrecked by Status

Christian Living · Community · Encouragement · Faith · Hope

Current Tensions and {Potentially} Sticky Conversations

  Today we gathered around, opened the ancient holy writ, and leaned in close. There’s no way to plan for these moments because there is no telling what will populate as we begin sharing our insights and experiences. Today was no different. As we began a bible study homework discussion, we somehow managed to find…… Continue reading Current Tensions and {Potentially} Sticky Conversations

Community · Encouragement · Faith · Healing · Hope

4,380 Days of Waiting

4,380. I am not a numbers girl. Numbers are only important to me in terms of the temperature and percentage off sales. I wish I was kidding. I’m not.   Last night, that changed a bit. I was invited to speak at a local ministry that has a transitional living center for homeless families. I spent…… Continue reading 4,380 Days of Waiting

Christian Living · Community · Encouragement · Hope

Ever Feel Like Burying Your Head in the Sand?

The temperature has been unseasonably warm, the mosquitos have yet to die, and I’m feeling out of sorts. You know the times you want to bury your head in the sand and only emerge when everything is right? I am in one of those seasons. I used to think burying your head was a sign…… Continue reading Ever Feel Like Burying Your Head in the Sand?

Encouragement · Faith · Hope

An Angel, a Promise, and a Long Awaited Answer

The rains have been as consistent as the rising and the setting of the sun {even if not visible in this region this week}. Sitting down for quiet time, raindrops pelting the window lulled me with their consistent rhythm. I entertained a few thoughts about when the rain would end, and the possibility of needing…… Continue reading An Angel, a Promise, and a Long Awaited Answer

Encouragement · Hope

Remember When “Your Mom” Was Your Best Comeback?

“Your mom” was a defensive phrase commonly used back in the day. It served to push back any further treading on one’s pride or feelings. Two words without much bite. Often, it was my only comeback, and I’m kind of wishing it could make a comeback. Strange thing to say, I know. But…if that was the meanest thing that…… Continue reading Remember When “Your Mom” Was Your Best Comeback?

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Fair Trade Friday: Story & Giveaway

Fair has been a source of angst for me because it seems elusive and fictitious. Anybody know what I mean? When my sisters wouldn’t share with me, it felt unfair because I wanted a turn. Basketball officials make inconsistent calls, so the loss feels unfair. The student stands wrongly accused because the teacher didn’t get the…… Continue reading Fair Trade Friday: Story & Giveaway