Encouragement

Suggestions for Avoiding Soul Fatigue

Taking a Pulse on Your Spirit Do you find yourself losing steam after a strong start in the new year? Is your spirit weary and your resolve waning? Hitting a spot of soul fatigue is not unusual. Most of us have great gusto when the calendar is wide open and the possibilities seem endless. But…… Continue reading Suggestions for Avoiding Soul Fatigue

Encouragement · Faith · Healing · moment of truth monday · wisdom

Moment of Truth Monday: Worthiness and Faith

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

Encouragement · Hope · wisdom

Confessions of a Control Freak

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

Encouragement · Healing · wisdom

Lint Screen Lesson and Choosing Healing

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

Community · Encouragement · Kindness · wisdom

Work Experience: One Size Does NOT Fit All

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

Community · Encouragement · wisdom

Warning: Calculated Risks May Result in Connection

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

Encouragement · Healing · Hope

Fix Your Eyes Higher

Disappointment occupied a lot of real estate in my story. From broken homes to broken promises, it was as if the landscape of my life was destined for devastation. Disappointment has a funny way of influencing behavior and impacting perspective. After experiencing unmet expectations, I realized that I no longer enjoyed the ordinary moments in…… Continue reading Fix Your Eyes Higher

Encouragement · Faith · wisdom

The Power of the Stare

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.

Encouragement · Hope

Quarantine Chronicles 6.0

Remember 1,000 days ago when people started doing puzzles and home projects? Remember when we were side-eyeing everyone to see how we were supposed to endure the shelter-in-place status? Remember when people were sprinkling sentences with phrases like “extra” and “free” time?   Some of you still have a strong puzzle game. Some have lost…… Continue reading Quarantine Chronicles 6.0