“Why aren’t you answering me???!!!!”, I anxiously wondered. I was newly married, living in a new city, and fervently looking for a teaching job. June, July, August, September, the months passed and my prayers grew more intense, even frantic. Still no job offer.
“If you really were a Christian, you would have tons of kids, stay home and home-school them all”, these words were once spoken to me by a complete stranger at a Women’s Retreat. Even worse – I was dealing with infertility at the time. I reacted by fleeing the scene and practically bursting into tears. Continue reading “Full time Mom, Full time Job”
In the span of 10 minutes, I found the contents of the recycle bin all over the lawn, my car door handle broke off, and I drove over my $100 pedometer on my way to work. I sighed, then smiled and said: Continue reading “Deciding to Have a Good Day”
I spent YEARS of my life marching around the SAME mountain. If I managed to propel my way out, I would march 1,000 times around the next mountain. If I was really lucky, I would propel in the wrong direction – back towards the first mountain! Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
My need to be “right” has caused a lot of arguments in my house. Take the other day for instance. I went to sit down to eat my breakfast and my Money & Kiplinger’s Magazines were both GONE from the table (horror of horrors)! I had left them nicely stacked in the center of the table the day before and SOMEONE had moved them. Continue reading “When being right is over-rated”
I sent my child to school the first Monday after the Newtown events, and I was not afraid, I did not worry, I was not anxious. I sent my child to the day of the Mayan “end of the world”, and I was not afraid, I did not worry, I was not anxious. Continue reading “Anxious No More”
At 18 months my daughter started pushing me away. The emotional part of me was crushed. The logical part of me knew that as she was with her Daddy all day, of course she would prefer him. That’s when I heard God whisper two words, “PURSUE HER”. Continue reading “In Pursuit”
Call me crazy, but Strategic Planning is hands down my favorite annual project. My second favorite project would be putting together the detailed plan, down to the umpteenth detail, outlining all the steps, time lines and resources needed to accomplish the goals setforth in the Strategic Plan. I love dreaming what could be – but a dream without a plan is just a dream, whereas a dream WITH a plan becomes reality. Continue reading “Strategic Life Planning”
I started aggressively seeking PEACE 3 years ago. Why on earth does a person go on a PEACE journey? Why does it matter? I know I wondered this many times. Continue reading “Inner Peace”
I had too many things that I needed to get done that Saturday in March. None of them got done. But God used that day to change my life and start me on a journey towards PEACE. Continue reading “Strength in Weakness”