Lovingkindness

Lovingkindness

It's no big deal? She wishes this were true Tell this to her battle When she's lost and she's confused Tell this to her mountains  When the rocks keep coming loose Tell this to her heart When it's battered and abused. It's no big deal? She wishes it were so Tell this to her giants [...]

Depression

Depression

The best step that I've taken in these last couple of months was when I dropped my Sunday post. Shortly after this I decided I wouldn't read blogs on weekends as well. This has been really good for me. It's given me a chance to shut out all distractions and simply listen.  One weekend I [...]

Hot Stuff

Hot Stuff

I considered sparing you this last bit of romance, but then I thought, Hey, why not ?When you're hot you're hot. Well... the tea is always hot anyways. Me: Would you like some tea? Andrew:  Yes. My cup is over here. Me: Oh, where's the lid?  Andrew:  I don't know. It didn't have one. That's [...]

You’re A What?

You’re A What?

Continued from The Path... The beginning of this story starts HERE. Andrew was a lot like mushrooms after a bad rain. He just kept popping up. I never complained about this either. Since he worked at the other end of the mall, he’d drop by on his lunch breaks. So for the next month I [...]

A New Leaf

A New Leaf

As I came in from my walk today I said to Andrew, "I feel as if I'm about to turn over a new leaf. But I have to be careful to turn it over slowly." He says to me, "Uh huh, or else you'll fall off your lilly pad." That's about right. Then he added, [...]

A Yorkshire Summer

A Yorkshire Summer

Today has been a "perfect storm" kind of a day. I mean this metaphorically. I was up half the night, so I woke in a right awful mood. I was too tired to think and function, but too wired to sleep. So I started blurting out all of the things that were bothering me. I [...]

The Path

The Path

Continued from Stepping Stones... The beginning of this story starts HERE. When I met batchelor #1 I was unemployed. Though I went out looking for work, I struggled to hand out resumes. Some days I didn't apply for a single job. Fear and doubt kept getting the better of me.  On reflection, if I hadn't [...]

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones

Continued from Planting... A classmate once asked me if I was a Christian. Though I thought this was a question, it was more like a hypothesis. He was convinced that he already knew the answer. Nevertheless, I objectionably replied “No, I'm not!” I didn't want to be a part of that! Despite my emphatic "No!" [...]

Planting

Planting

Since Andrew and I will be celebrating 25 years married this month, this seems the perfect time to share some of our "How Andrew Met Tina" story, as well as, the events that lead up to my journey of faith. However, first there's a bit of a planting backstory.  Before I met Andrew I was [...]