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Prove It

Reach out in love to one. Hurt another. Give generously of your time, talents and wealth. Someone will think you are stingy. Serve others. You didn’t do enough. Smile frequently. Your motives will be suspect. Genuinely care about others. Forget to send cards and it doesn’t count. The weight is crushing. Desiring to love others fully and well. But falling […]

Drowning

She handed me a stack of papers, ones that I should have seen days (weeks?) ago, and once again I am drowning. Under the weight of papers commitments expectations judgments opinions assumptions. The boxes have piled up, the to-do lists, the record sheets, somehow all getting lost under the other pressing (more important?) needs. I want to thrive. Instead, I […]

When Being Vulnerable Isn’t the Best Choice

There has been a great deal of discussion lately about being vulnerable and keeping it real. While most of the time I think this is a wonderful way to live, there are important times to not share everything. It’s taken me awhile to figure this out. When Facebook first came onto the scene, I loved the opportunity to share my […]

When Life is a Whirlwind

It started mid-June of this year, a new season in my life that I am jokingly calling my “whirlwind season”. Life has been a flurry of activity and stress and incredible joy. Stress and joy, you ask? How is this possible? Prior to whirlwind season, my husband and I walked through a season of healing and rest. It was a […]

Shootings and Selfishness

We sat around the dinner table as a family, using a recent gift of conversation starters. The question was “If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?” Our oldest without hesitation answered, “My selfishness!”. I tried not to make a big deal of this answer in the moment, because I have a tendency to get overly effusive and with […]