Staying the Course in Spite of the Cramps

Both of my children have birthdays this season and every year about this time I go back and recollect the memories of the labor pains it took to birth them. I find myself reminiscing about how big I was as I approached the impending due dates. How I felt, what I looked like, how I… Continue reading Staying the Course in Spite of the Cramps

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Putting our Thoughts in Their Rightful Place

Surely he will realize how disruptive he is being.  For heaven's sake, church has started!  The lights are dimmed.  The opening video is playing.  People are seated quietly.  Why does he keep talking...and laughing...and talking some more?  And who is he talking with?  It takes two, right?  Who is the other person who is not… Continue reading Putting our Thoughts in Their Rightful Place

Finding Purpose in Our Scars

"Well, that will leave a mark!!" Have you ever injured yourself and thought or said those words to yourself immediately following?  It's no fun.  Pain that has been inflicted on us, whether intentionally or not, leaves a mark. Here's what Merriam Webster says about it: MARK -an impression (as a scratch, scar, or stain) made… Continue reading Finding Purpose in Our Scars

Finding Strength Through Intimacy

Have you ever needed to talk to someone to get something off your chest and your spouse or bff just weren't going to satisfy that need?  Ever felt like no one really knows you?  At least not all of you? We crave it. We were built for it. We need it. Intimacy. 1:  a state… Continue reading Finding Strength Through Intimacy

The Choice is Yours

 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive. " I Corinthians 10:23   When my children were really small, they had to do whatever in the world I told them too.  Get in the car.  Get in the bath.  Stay… Continue reading The Choice is Yours