The Abundant Life: P1

The Abundant Life: P1

I was sitting out under the magnolia tree one night thinking. One of my best friends likes to sit under an apple tree. I've been meaning to offer a warning about the dangers of sitting under fruit trees. Just ask Sir Issac Newton. On the bright side, Sir Newton did learn something. It only took [...]

Prioritize

Prioritize

I wondered if I should title this one "Organize." My thoughts are so all over the place. It feels as if my heart is all over the place too.  I'm scrambling this morning for what kind of photo to use for this post! Ever been there? Oh, I already have a photo. Never mind! However, [...]

Rescue Me

Rescue Me

I have a poem for you! First, let's take a look at what yesterday brought. I woke up at around 4AM and couldn't get back to sleep. Very grey thoughts churned around in my head until the alarm went off at 7AM. By then I was in tears. Early in the afternoon Andrew and I [...]

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 [...]

An Encouraging Day

An Encouraging Day

April 21, 2020 Today has been one of my better health days even though it started off really rough. I woke up feeling unwell, a bit glum and frustrated because I hate waking up feeling so run over.  I was certain that this was going to be another one of those days where I'd accomplished [...]

Compassionate

Compassionate

It's easier to forget my own troubles I trust You, Lord  I know You're there. But what about their struggles?  Their anxieties? I know You're good I know You care It's easiest to believe that I'll be okay I know You, Lord In You there's peace  But what about their fears? Their worries?  How will [...]

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 [...]

Worn

Worn

I lost it last night. I don't know what happened. I believed what I wrote in "Rest." I believed that I was doing better and that I would find that balance, but then I lost it.  Something that disappointed me came to mind. Unfortunately, I've kind of got stuck on analyzing everything. I wanted to [...]

Signs of Life

Signs of Life

I took all but one of these photos last Monday when the sunshine beckoned me out of our Hobbit hole. That's not to say that this suite is a hole. It's a very nice basement suite. However, we are partially underground. Thus, my dad refers to us as ground dwellers for good reason. Every year [...]