Growing up wasn’t a fun time for me; and I’m sure a lot of you feel the same way. Although I loved both my dad and mom, there are traits about both of them that I’ve worked hard to not be like. My dad was very quiet and introverted, so through the years I’ve tried … More How Far Does Your Apple Fall From The Tree?
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