The CD player in our minivan is broken. It plays the same CD on loop and won’t stop without ejecting the disc and starting anew. Often my brain does the same thing with thoughts that loop and loop until I have to deal with them either in quiet prayer time or if left unchecked,… Continue reading Countering Fear With Praise
I knew it wasn’t right, but I did it anyway. I knew what others would say and what they would think, but I did it anyway. I had an affair with a married man. I was that woman. The homewrecker. The woman looked upon with shame and disgust. I was the woman who ruined your… Continue reading Battling Shame with Paper and Pen
My daughter burst through the door shouting she made the honor roll! My son trailed behind her with his head down low. She is bubblier by nature. He has always been more pessimistic. But something was different. Something was off. He wasn’t his normal self. He didn’t even say, “hello.” Instead he strolled into his… Continue reading Accompanied in the Furnace
Are you weary this Christmas? Are you tired of the unknowns and fearing what is around the corner after the gifts are opened and the garland is packed in the basement? Magical blue and green lights reflect off my daughter’s face, and her eyes widen with excitement as she flies across Neverland on Disney World’s… Continue reading The Thrill of Hope
How do you keep despair from settling in when the doors you’re knocking on quickly shut or don’t open? How do you remain hopeful when you keep hearing “no?” Harder still, how do you continue looking forward when you don’t hear any response at all? I realize as I’ve been hanging out in this place… Continue reading What’s With All The Waiting?