On September 1, I got a new hip. I've never had major surgery before. I'm less than three weeks into the recovery. Because I was in so much pain this summer leading up to the surgery, I took the summer off from writing and speaking. I missed it but I was hurting so much I… Continue reading Why Didn’t I Take Them Mosquito Repellant?
Have you ever made plans only to have them washed away? I took the summer off with visions of rest, refilling, refueling. Honestly, I was a little tired of hearing myself talk and write. At the same time I took a break from writing and speaking, the people at Jesus Calling put a pause on… Continue reading The Art of Waiting
My friend Leslie sent me a surprise gift, a book, with a hand-stitched bookmark that said Let Go...or Get Dragged. It makes me smile every time I see it and also makes me wonder how she knew that this is my daily hardest spiritual challenge. 2020 and 2021 have proven to be an epic training… Continue reading Let Go…or Get Dragged
Poet Emily Dickinson wrote it beautifully, The soul should always stand ajar.... In Jesus Calling by Sarah Young it is written this way, as if Jesus is saying it to us, Come to Me with empty hands and an open heart, ready to receive abundant blessings. (Jesus Calling, April 27 entry) I recently spent a… Continue reading A Soul Ajar
It was the bluebonnets that did it for me. This weekend we made a five hour trip across Texas to see some of our loves. I've lived in Texas my whole life. Never have I seen the bluebonnets out like they are this year. And not only the bluebonnets, but all their friends, showing off… Continue reading Are You Up for a Challenge?