I’ve been seeing a wonderful, divinely-matched-with-me therapist for several months now. She has helped me work through a lot of baggage that I didn’t even realize I’d been carrying. Generally speaking, she approaches our time together with kindness, compassion, and patience. She gently guides me to discover things on my own. Except for those timesContinue reading “On Choosing Truth”
“I’m happy.” The simple statement was anything but. As soon as it came out of my mouth, I paused, surprised to realize I meant it. My best friend sat across from me unaware of the profoundness of the moment.
Depending on your faith journey and where you choose to worship, you may or may not observe Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. I’ve grown up in churches that offer worship services for both days along the journey to Easter. Maundy Thursday observes the night Jesus sits with his disciples in the upper room for their lastContinue reading “The Story-Arc of Holy Week”
Wham! Today, I got knocked up side the head with the hard reality of being a flawed follower of Christ. All thanks to a homeless man. It still hurts, but the bruise is around my tender soul instead of my hard head. And, I’m so thankful. I stopped for lunch at a local bistro. Sitting againstContinue reading “Litter & Faith: A Christmas Lesson”
For over seven years, my life has been defined by one solitary word. Mother.
Preparing to marry my groom over thirteen years ago and start a household of my own, I approached my mom and excitedly asked her if I could finally have her famous pumpkin pie recipe. Through giggles, she leaned close and whispered, “Just follow the recipe on the back of a can of Libby’s PumpkinContinue reading “The Not-So-Secret Recipe”
Two years ago I participated in National Novel Writer’s Month. Participants of NaNoWriMo commit to writing a 50,000+ word novel during the month of November. A few days early, I celebrated having written my first novel. Today, that novel is in the hands of agents who may be able to help me see it onContinue reading “NO-vember”
At work, I park on the side of our large building and, upon leaving, usually make a stop in the seldom-used restroom near that side door. Today before leaving for lunch, I used the same restroom and flicked the light switch off as I left. Remembering I left my keys on the bench outside the stalls,Continue reading “Scared of the Dark”
Right at this very moment, the enemy is pushing at me from several directions. It would be so easy to let the lies of my unworthiness, less-than-ness, failures, and shortcomings take residence in my heart. Strange enough, I’m not surprised by today’s attack. Do you know how to sense the enemy on the move?
Just a few days ago, my prayers included being thankful that God had given me a peace about the upcoming American Christian Fiction Writer’s Conference. It was particularly pleasant since it’s usually my way to let worry creep in and take over. Well…as if a storm front blew in while I was sleeping, this morning IContinue reading “Fighting the Voices of Self-Doubt”