Most of my life, I have struggled with worthiness. I have lived with a silent fear of missing out and not measuring up. From this fractured, false foundation, I attempted to earn my way into the heart of others and God.Just saying that sounds absurd, but when I look at my behaviors and decisions over…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday: Worthiness and Faith
Do you crave control? If your answer is yes, you are not alone. Although unpopular, my guess is that many people wrestle with a need for control. If we used the word order instead of control, I suspect all the hands in the room would go up. Order seems to be instinctive—maybe it does not…… Continue reading Confessions of a Control Freak
Whales intrigue me. Their behaviors and instincts fascinate me because they create amazing backdrops for life lessons. Whales follow a specific pattern [a rhythm, if you will] that I would like to emulate. Whales feed in the cold waters of Alaska before making a six-week journey to Hawaii to mate, rest, and give birth. It…… Continue reading Find a Reasonable Rhythm
I reached in attempting to remove the bundle of lint gathered in the tight crevice below the lint screen holder. Although this wasn’t on my agenda, I just couldn’t turn a blind eye and walk away. The dryer’s lint screen was designed to be cleaned between loads of laundry, but even if you follow that…… Continue reading Lint Screen Lesson and Choosing Healing
Moab was everything we didn’t know to expect. We stood amazed at Arches and Canyonlands, found the most delicious eateries that catered to our many food allergies, and enjoyed several rainbow sightings and surrounding scenery. It always strikes me as odd that we love rainbows, but often begrudge the rain. I imagine it is because…… Continue reading Unexpected Detours
Book Release Coming Soon! Yes, you read that right. I have been working tirelessly to finish this manuscript, and the finish line is within sight. I am excited to share it with you! The labor pains accompanying this project are real. Between sitting in this spot for hours on end with hands hovering over the…… Continue reading Psst–I Have a SECRET to Share!
It was a move I had to make after being displaced from my teaching assignment. An unexpected life change deemed it necessary to return to work. Sitting in one of my interviews, I had a strong sense it was the school where I was being called. I have always viewed my profession as a calling.…… Continue reading Step OUT of Fear and IN to Love
Since it’s Labor Day, I thought I would share my work experience. This won’t be a chronological list of my employers, but it will be a glimpse into the heart of a woman working fulltime and raising children. Here’s the deal, I have worked most of my adult life. The majority of my early mothering…… Continue reading Work Experience: One Size Does NOT Fit All
We sat in a confined space, lowered our voices, and shared intimate details about our individual journeys. A table was open next to us, and my germaphobe self hoped it would remain unoccupied. No only that, but there would be zero privacy if someone sat down. AND someone did sit down. I paid the person…… Continue reading Warning: Calculated Risks May Result in Connection
The Greek word for fix, used in this scripture, means to look away from all else. In other words, to trust Jesus as the supplier of all our needs means we will stop turning to false substitutes. My dog knows what she wants, but she also knows who will help her with what she wants. When she wants eggs, she doesn’t go to my bathroom and stare at the bathtub. She stays in close proximity to the one she knows can deliver the eggs to her bowl. Her attention is affixed; her expectations are high. Oh that we might be like my dog! I know that is a strange statement, but I am here for it. I want to keep my attention fixed on the One I know can help. The substitutes always leave me empty.