Fiction and Reality

Fiction and Reality

Fiction and reality collide. Faceless and so busted up inside. -Fireflight/You Decide When I wrote the poem "Honesty" I was looking ahead with less than hopeful thoughts, I was also looking back with mixed feelings. Things definitely didn't go as we'd imagined. Early into our married life hurdles and dashed dreams found us. Andrew’s health problems [...]

Setbacks

Setbacks

When I came back from the hospital I knew there would be some setbacks, but I didn't want to get discouraged, so I sort of swept that thought under the rug. This doesn’t always (or often) work, but it did this time, likely because I was thinking about setbacks and patience before I had my [...]

Slow Progress

Slow Progress

One of my biggest problems is patience. I can be quite patient with people, but when it comes to personal progress, especially when I feel that progress is sloth slow, I'm not so patient. Don't even get me started on set backs or feeling as if I'm going in circles. Most of my problems stem [...]

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 [...]

Identity

Identity

While we're all trying to learn to navigate a world that has required us to do things differently, many of us are also trying to stay the course of our own personal journeys, shining light where we can. I often feel that I'm not pitching in enough, but I've had to let this go.  It [...]

Praise

Praise

Praise The expression of approval or admiration for someone or something. Does Jesus have our approval and admiration? This is a great question! If He doesn't then we have to ask ourselves, why? What are we missing?  To be honest, I've really been struggling with praise. As I've been so all over the place physically and [...]

Direction

Direction

Tuesday morning I woke feeling utterly lost. I had no sense of direction. I knew that I needed to make some changes to my blogging schedule (among other things), but for the life of me I couldn't solidify a game plan. We womenkind enjoy poking fun of the menfolk who stubbornly refuse to stop and [...]

Feelings

Feelings

"Feelings, feelings and feelings. Let me try thinking instead." C.S. Lewis/A Grief Observed I really need to read some C.S. Lewis. It's been way too long. I can relate to this habitual thinker and writer. Though I can overthink, I'm not going to let the enemy of my faith cause me to fear processing my [...]

Striving

Striving

I believe that there's a beneficial type of striving and a fruitless brand of striving. When we're striving in our own strength we fight God. We don't have to. He's for us, not against us. Moreover, when we strive for our peace in Him we will find it. (Romans 8:6, John 14:27) I have to [...]

Blessings and Fruit

Blessings and Fruit

My mentor always said that he was a supremely blessed man. This doesn’t mean that he didn't have his heartaches. He had his frustrations, grievances and hardships too. He had it all, but he endured it all with the hope and joy that He found in Jesus. This is one of the things that I [...]