A few weeks ago, I got called “the Mom” at work. Quite frankly, it angered me. I have no problem with being called Mom at home. I see it an honor and a privilege (most days at least.) But not at work.
It’s been three years since my last blog post, yet at renewal time, I just couldn’t let my blog go. I was reflecting as to why I needed to hold onto it. I mean I had recently re-read a bunch of my old blog posts and cringed as I read them. I would write them so differently now. A little less preachy, maybe writing in the mess, versus waiting until I had cleaned up the mess. And it’s been three years since I posted! Continue reading “Love & Joy”
I turned 40 and fabulous a few weeks ago. A few months before I found myself praying about the upcoming milestone and as I did, I heard just one word, “LOVE”. Continue reading “Forty and Fabulous”
There is an awful lot of hate out in Facebook land these days. From disagreements over SCOTUS rulings, racial tension, class wars, riots, fights between the right and left over just about everything: healthcare, immigration, gay rights, abortion, tax policies and foreign policy. Add to it an almost daily announcement of some scandal somewhere, some crazy people doing something crazy somewhere, and updates on what is going on in the Middle East. It is enough to make you crazy. Continue reading “On the Other Side of Keyboard”
Six years ago my life was changed by a call to wholeheartedly “seek peace and pursue it” (Psalm 34:14b). I did not go looking for peace, I was just trying to survive a high-risk pregnancy. But thankfully God knew what I needed to survive life.
For several years I prayed for peace, I studied peace, I meditated on scriptures about peace, and I read books about God’s peace. In the process I learned that peace plays into just about every area of my life! Continue reading “Where It All Began”
My son was learning to ride a bike without training wheels and visibly upset that he did not master it at the first attempt. I found myself torn between wanting to hold onto the back so he would not fall over. Yet knowing that I needed to let go and let him fall if he was ever going to learn to ride without me running beside him.
Work is getting crazy. This is normally my busiest time of year, but it has gotten even busier than normal. I just finished filing our Disclosure Document, (a very fascinating read, it is required by the FTC, and about as interesting as reading a Mutual Fund prospectus.) Continue reading “Just Breathe”
I have a Facebook friend who is always urging people to stop complaining about the weather. I will be honest, I normally roll my eyes. I mean, it was -22 degrees the day he posted that. NEGATIVE 22 degrees! How could anyone not complain? Continue reading “It’s sooooo darn cold… brr”
My son is 8, and he asks me a lot of questions about God. How do we know that God exists? How did the Bible get written? How can it be that God was never created? What happens to the people that never heard about God? How do you hear God’s voice? Why doesn’t he talk in a voice that everyone can hear?
“Really kid? You’re eight.” So I bought him a book called “801 Questions Kids Ask About God.” His response? “Finally!”, as he ripped the book out of my hands, and ran upstairs to start reading.
Lately I have felt far away from God. Sometimes He seems so close that I can almost touch Him, other times the silence is deafening. This time, a month, then two went by, and I hardly heard His voice, rarely felt His presence.
Not that He wasn’t there, He was. He is. But He just feels more like a whisper than a wind. Continue reading “3030 Challenge”