faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Soul Reset

Raised in the panhandle of Texas, my husband is a master of short, to-the-point sayings. When someone has a bad attitude he often says he/she needs a "check up from the neck up." In these last months, I cannot tell you how many times I've found myself needing just such a check up. I've written… Continue reading Soul Reset

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Our Real Work

Remember way back to December 2019? I barely do. The world was different then. We were stressing and anticipating the holidays. We were planning trips and adventures for 2020. We were seeing friends, having lunch and working in offices. School was going on. College was happening. There were sports, concerts and people milling about hugging… Continue reading Our Real Work

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Fireflies

My husband and son told me about it or I might have missed them all together. Fireflies. We have fireflies now. We all went outside one dark evening so I could see. It took my eyes a while to adjust and see them. I kept missing them, blinking or something. My son kept saying, "Mom,… Continue reading Fireflies

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Drops of Hope

Have you noticed it takes very little to throw the wheels off of everything these days? I'm sure it is because we are all living in this strange pandemic place where everything changed so fast. I'm convinced we have not yet grieved and don't even fully recognize all the changes and losses we experienced with… Continue reading Drops of Hope

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Stone by Stone

Once, when I was going through something hard, a friend brought takeout food for my family. It did not matter to me that she didn't spend hours cooking it. What mattered was that she thought of us, connected and gave us a meal. It was one less thing to think about during that rough season.… Continue reading Stone by Stone