Growing up I never wanted to be known as “square.” I did what I could to fit in with who I deemed were “popular,” but … I just never seemed to make it. That was probably when my feelings of low self-esteem started. However once I became a Christian in my 30’s I learned that being … More Square In A Round World
I remember one day years ago when I was sitting with a group of ladies. Our conversation turned to wayward children. At the time Jeffrey was still living safe and secure at home so I really couldn’t relate. After all, we’d raised him the best we could, making sure that he attended church with us … More Kids – What Are We Supposed To Do?
You’ve probably heard more than once: “Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” This was first quoted by a philosopher named George Santayana, who I’d never even heard of until I googled the phrase one day. Let me go on record here saying that I always hated history when I was … More Remember!
I have a problem. Actually I have many problems, but for today I want to focus just on this one: Learning to rest and be content in where God has me. This also includes waiting for God to open doors instead of just holding my nose and jumping into something – and then realizing I’m in waaaay over … More Learning To Rest
Guilt and stress … stress and guilt … whine, whine, whine… Why can’t I just have a normal life like everyone else? Why can’t I just have a weekend where I don’t have to do anything but sit around and read a good book? However as much as I hate to feel guilty, I also … More Guilt Starts Banging…
Ay-yi-yi – the busyness of life! We’ve just all got way too much to do, and not enough time, right? Here we go, running into the store to grab a few things and racing to the check-out line: Which line is the shortest? You rush to get your place and then you realize that the … More We All Just Need To Slow Down!
As I completed my blog series on my dad and his emotional problems which started with The Battle For The Mind, I found that it really was a lot more difficult to write about than I first anticipated. The picture from my final post (Beauty From Ashes) haunted me as seeing him like that was … More Joy Bubbling Through Tears