Photo by Foodie Factor on Pexels.com This morning, I exited our back door onto our deck to persuade our dear beagle, Walter, to come inside before we left for the grocery store. I glanced to my right, and, to my surprise, three asparagus stalks stood proudly next to our shed. I made a mental note … Continue reading Finding Grace in the Asparagus: Reflections on Sin and Self-Improvement
Photo by Vittorio Staffolani on Pexels.com I've known Jesus most of my life. I haven't always stayed on the path with Him; sometimes I've gone my own way, only to be course-corrected by the Holy Spirit. He isn't going to let me go. Sometimes we worry about whether or not we're in the will of … Continue reading The Journey with Jesus
Photo by kira schwarz on Pexels.com We resumed homeschooling right after Labor Day (the irony is not lost on me), and I have been dead-dog tired ever since. I find myself pretty exhausted each day whether I actually get to exercise or not. There's something about teaching that is both rewarding and depleting. I feel … Continue reading Spent.
Trusting God Behind the Veil: Trusting God when you can't see
Photo by Lukas Rodriguez on Pexels.com I've noticed several articles scroll across my screen lately dealing with the subject of grief and lament. Coronavirus has wreaked its havoc on every continent of the globe and into the very nooks and crannies of our small lives. Graduations have been modified, weddings canceled or reimagined, kids whose … Continue reading A Tale of Woe (In Which the Author Cries at the Gym and Learns Some Valuable Lessons on the Elliptical)
Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com Lately, I've been feeling a bit suspended in the air, like I'm dangling and not knowing whether or not I'm gonna fall or be lifted to higher ground. The uncertainty of moving forward with life continues worldwide. On every continent, people can't plan for future days. I have felt … Continue reading When Feelings Try to Write Your Story
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Laurel, my neighbor and battle buddy during Coronavirus, and I were walking one day last week, and she wanted to run to the market to buy veggies for dinner. I happily went along, but I told her right away, "I have no idea what I'm going to make for dinner. … Continue reading Decision-Making in Crisis Mode
Photo by P C on Pexels.com I foolishly made a statement sometime in late December or early January that I couldn't live in this country without my community here. Now, this idea just sounds silly. Of course, I could live here without this particular group of people. Of course, I can do hard things. But … Continue reading Certainly Uncertain