I Chose a Phrase Instead: “Jesus, take my head.” “Let me have your head,” the massage therapist told me. She … Continue reading Have You Picked a Word for 2020?
My losses this year remind me to be thankful for what I take for granted. I don’t want to overlook the blessings I continue to have. Continue reading I Am Thankful for All That I Can Take for Granted
(Or why “sharpening your saw” is so important — no matter what your “saw” might be) I had noticed that … Continue reading When doing good prevents you from doing best
I had thoughts of “He will make your paths straight” (Prov. 3:6) and “Just keep swimming” (Dory in Finding Nemo), but, mostly I thought about a foot lamp. Continue reading Your action might make the difference. Act.
Within view of my kitchen is a banana spider in a large, often messy web. She reminds me of myself — except for the fact that I’m fairly certain she ate her husband last night. Continue reading 5 lessons I learned from a spider not named Charlotte
I awakened this morning after a rough night of sleep — or lack thereof, actually. But nonetheless at 4 a.m. … Continue reading Take time to sip life
The irony of a freeze in Florida isn’t so much that Boston ferns can’t tolerate the cold. It’s that the freeze in Florida showed me God’s power and my lack thereof. Continue reading One takeaway from the irony of a freeze in Florida
When a person with Alzheimer’s disease loses her memory, does she lose her faith as well? My mother has Alzheimer’s … Continue reading If you lose your mind, do you lose your faith?
On my 10th wedding anniversary, my husband gave me a beautiful yellow and white gold necklace. I had never seen … Continue reading Even a beautiful chain can bind you
I returned to work after Hurricane Irma feeling a bit worse for wear but was humbled by hearing the experiences … Continue reading Hurricane Irma and the hours without power
Hurricane Irma — aka “the largest Atlantic hurricane ever,” “the monster storm” and “killer hurricane” after its first deaths were … Continue reading The “calm” before Hurricane Irma
“Good morning,” I said as I greeted Connie in the locker room before swim class Wednesday. “How are you?” “Just … Continue reading And the verdict is: It’s NOT cancer!
“Thank God for breast cancer!” Connie told me. It paved the way for her latest adventure. Continue reading The difference between an ordeal and an adventure
Looking back on what we had considered difficulties, we often gain the perspective of hindsight… Continue reading Hindsight is, indeed, 20/20…
My friend’s husband was in the midst of an ugly political race. To encourage her, I shared my son’s perspective: Delight in opposition. Continue reading Delight in the opposition…
She was wearing the title “Daughter of the King” and living in the truth that God is in control. That is living like royalty; we must trust our Father the King. Continue reading Living like a princess…
Stories never cease to remind me that God can make something incredible from a perfect mess. Continue reading When you get to tell your story…
Showing your art or writing for public consumption is like offering your heart, your very self — and chancing rejection. It isn’t just a technique or a style or the juxtaposition of color. It is heart and soul offered. Continue reading Stand by your work…