"There's a book that would really help you," she said. I leaned forward, eager for my next assignment from my trusted counselor/mentor. "Surrender Your Junior God Badge: Every Woman's Battle with Control." Ah, yes. My Junior God badge. What a unique way of describing the crux of my problem. (And thanks for the gut-punch.) Being … Continue reading What if We Could Rest?
It's been a long night Almost a year has passed since terms like "pandemic" and "social distancing" became part of our everyday vocabulary. A year marked with political upheaval, stark division, financial strain, and overwhelming grief. "How long, O Lord" must echo to heaven from the hearts of the saints. And even as I write … Continue reading We are Weary, Lord
About one year ago I decided to take a break from blogging. Posting weekly had turned me into a bit of a monster. I agonized over every sentence and stalked the internet for feedback almost every chance I got. The problem wasn't the content. In fact, writing truth to myself was life-giving. But man, the … Continue reading There and Back Again: A Blogger’s Tale
Have you ever suspected your life would be better off if someone else had been cast to play your part? I definitely have. Perhaps someone more naturally competent. More cheerful or self-assured. Less sensitive. Someone who doesn't get so easily confused or overwhelmed. (Fill in your own version of amazing.) I bet I could really … Continue reading Auditioning for the Role of Me
Hello all. It's a pleasure to be back here again. I know this is just a website, but to me it feels more like a cozy huddle. It's a place I come to be encouraged and I hope it is for you as well. We need it, especially this time of year. I don't know … Continue reading Waiting in Winter: Finding Purpose in a Season of Transition