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I hardly know where to start. It’s not often that a writer is at a loss for words. Really, I’ve got many words, but just am not sure how to communicate what it is I need to write about because there is so much to tell and so much not to tell. This is going to be a five-part series. These words … Read More

Which Drum are You Supposed to Beat?

Two Saturdays before Easter this year, my husband and I went to an outreach event at the home of a woman I know from my Bible Study.  Her name is Beth.  She is a widow.  She doesn’t let that hinder her from doing huge things.  The truth is, her season of life has opened up large opportunities to reach beyond … Read More

Walking From Peace to Peace

Are you going through something right now and feel like you’re rocking back and forth with fear, anxiety, butterflies, and maybe a touch or two of depression? You aren’t alone.  I think even the most “well-kept-together” of us fall into that category.  And not just once.  It happens time and time again.  We all have a choice when those dreaded … Read More

To the Strained People of the World

How are your muscles today? Aching a bit from strain?  What has you straining? Is it from grinding your teeth at night because that’s how your body inadvertently reacts to stress even as you sleep? Is it from carrying that very attached baby of yours everywhere you go even as you work? Is it from hunching over mounds of paperwork as … Read More

Why You Should Kick The Bucket List

30 is fast approaching for me.  I don’t particularly like that piece of truth.  But it’s there, hovering over me like news of an impending hurricane.  The past year, I’ve been doing everything I can to protect myself from this storm of a number.  I’ve bolted my shutters closed, laid my rain boots out to jump into when both wind … Read More

Noise Canceling Headphones for the New Year

I’m surrounded by voices inside and outside of my head.  You are too.  Sometimes it gets so noisy, the roars of discord  make me want to just give up.  I bet you’ve felt that way too. These voices just about drown a person who is attempting to doggy paddle to shore, because they can’t seem to get there for the … Read More

Immanuel: Born Into Our World{s}

My favorite past time in the whole world is traveling.  While I do believe it’s a small world after all, it’s also a very intricate globe that spins on the axis of time.  Like a microchip in a computer holds so much information, so Planet Earth does in the Universe.  When I can’t travel myself, I enjoy living vicariously through … Read More

People Just Don’t Get It. But Immanuel Does.

Ever have one of those flustered days, weeks, months, years, or even what seems to be a life time of harried moments strung together by frayed nerves?  Maybe it’s just me, but when I get in a tizzy, it often feels like no one “gets” why. Sometimes it’s unreasonable to expect people to be sensitive because they have no idea … Read More

Hand-Me-Down Wisdom

I had planned to write a tribute to my Mimi for this week’s post anyway.  As it has turned out, she’s been brought to the forefront of my mind these last few days.  I’m sitting beside her hospital bed here in Virginia.  It’s not where we thought we’d be celebrating her 91st birthday.  We thought we’d be eating roast, mushroom … Read More

Choose Your Own Ending (or Beginning) Stories

The other night we were eating ice cream with David’s sister and her family. It had been a few weeks since we’d all gotten to hang out, so we were catching up on what had been going on lately.  Pete, our brother-in-law, recounted something our 5 year old nephew, Stephen, said before he went to bed one night recently… “Daddy, … Read More