A day or so after Christmas my daughter and I were sitting outside enjoying the sunshine (because living in Texas does have benefits). I found myself doing the mothering thing, exercising my Mom superpowers telling grown up offspring what they should do. I told her, "You need to write down your decade." She stared at… Continue reading Did You Detail the Decade Yet?
Early every morning, way before the sun comes up, I journal. I write about the day before, the day to come and my feelings. I read a few devotionals and scriptures and try to listen to what God is whispering. I end with a prayer and simply list all of those on my heart. I… Continue reading A Back to School Blessing
I recently had a birthday. It was a gorgeous sunny spring day with many favorite parts including a surprise visit from my daughter and two sweet grandsons who live five hours away. Usually I know everything or can figure it out. This surprise I did not see coming. When my sweet two year old grandboy… Continue reading Inner Circle
Today, on the Monday of the Holiest of Weeks for Christians, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is burning. My Twitter feed repetitively showed the spire on fire and toppling over. I turned it off because watching it was scarring my soul. An on-fire crumbling steeple of a structure like this one seems too hard… Continue reading Too Painful to Watch…and Yet
I've felt this before. Uncomfortable. Unsettled. Agitated. It happened every time I was pregnant, especially at the end. Hard to sleep. Hard to breathe. Ready but the time not quite right yet. With my last one I had nerve pain of some sort down one leg all the way until he arrived. I think he… Continue reading Holy Discomfort