"Why is everything happening all at once?" I wondered. My level of stress was high. I had strict work deadlines to meet, and then a trip for a work training out of town during the exact same time period. In the midst of all the things needing to be done, I neglected my own care… Continue reading The Perfect Timing.
I placed the key in the lock and walked in, not knowing what to expect. The outside had looked nice, but how would the inside be? As I took in the room before me, I gasped. I began to walk through and look at the various features of the space, peace flooding my spirit as… Continue reading On Home and HOME.
"I'm not a good candidate to carry this cross." I told God one day. It just didn't make sense anymore. I was thinking that maybe the good Lord could have allowed someone who really wanted to be single to shoulder this burden. There's simply nothing about me or my background that would make me a… Continue reading I’m Not Suited for This Cross.
On this winding, unexpected, joyful, tumultous journey of life, I've realized that it simply isn't possible to do this journey alone. More importantly, it's crucial to closely examine those on the journey with you. Having the "right" people to run the race with you can make a difference in how far you can get ahead--as… Continue reading We Can’t Run Alone.
"What did you do to your ankle?" The x-ray tech asked, peering at my swollen ankle as I pulled myself onto the table, preparing for said ankle to be x-rayed and diagnosed. I shook my head sheepishly. "I hit it on the fridge door as I was closing it." And ouch--I hadn't realized how much… Continue reading You’re Not the Only One.
I had an interesting experience recently. Out of the blue, song lyrics to a very random song came in my head. I don't listen to this genre of music very often, and I hadn't heard this song in many years. Then, the really strange thing is that I heard this song on the radio twice… Continue reading Do You Give Love a Bad Name?
(This is a repost from my old blog for single women. A pandemic and isolation that has lasted almost a year long, St. Valentine's Day recently coming and going, and the winter blues can definitely add up for singles and lead to even more rumination about singleness and the hoped for end of it. This… Continue reading Marriage Won’t End Your Problems.
Photo by Jorge Guillen on Unsplash As many of you know (some of you firsthand), the state of Texas just went through a disastrous week. Systems failed massively, and many were left without heat, electric, and water in temperatures that got down to near zero. The average Texas low in February is 41 degrees Fahrenheit,… Continue reading Help Texas.
Have you ever heard the phrase "Be careful what you pray for?" I have. And it's something that I've been pondering and learning about firsthand! There are times in life which make us long for something else. There are all kinds of things we long for and pray for. A marriage partner. A baby (or… Continue reading Bracing for Answered Prayers!
At some point in 2020, I took a very long trip. I was in the middle of nowhere (seemingly) when I became tired and decided to stop for the night. I managed to find a hotel off the freeway. In my hotel room, I enjoyed a nice shower to wash off the stress of the… Continue reading Who’s Your Power Source?