Having three granddaughters, it’s no wonder I’m subjected ad nauseam to the well-known hit “Let It Go” from the movie Frozen. Good song, for sure. But when you’ve heard it a thousand times, well, it starts to sound more like nails on a chalkboard. https://media.giphy.com/media/kGX3WmRxZ9HUs/giphy.gif Speaking of granddaughters…last weekend my patience (whatever was left of … Continue reading Let It Go
Over the past couple of weeks, I have written several blog posts. Most have been deleted, some saved for possible use later on. I’ve gone back and read some of them…scattered points, no clear direction and a bit messy. Honestly, it makes sense because that’s pretty much where I’ve been the last couple of months—not … Continue reading Faith Grows in the Darkest Places
It has been nearly a week since I closed on my house. As I sit in the quiet of my living room (whew, the daughter and granddaughters finally left for the day), I’m in absolute awe of God’s faithfulness to me over the past couple of years. Undeserved. Abundant. Goodness of God. The trajectory of … Continue reading The Way of Negativity
When I was a sophomore in high school, the teacher in my foreign language class assigned us pen pals from various parts of the world. I was paired with Zakir H. from Calcutta, India. Oh, how I used to eagerly await his next letter! Trips to the mailbox that either left me disappointed and wanting … Continue reading The Joy of Anticipation
You’re not going to find any cute or funny giphys in this post. I feel a deep sense of grieving inside my soul as I watch the world tumble into the abyss of evil. Whether you think we’re in the last days or not, the reality is that we’re definitely living in a time when … Continue reading Woe to those…
I’m one of those people that’s really not comfortable in a room filled with people. Less is better. https://media.giphy.com/media/xqN3w2LvVYOru/giphy.gif One of my FAVORITE movies BTW For all the extroverts out there, it’s probably hard for you to understand. In fact, this whole stay-at-home, social distancing thing might have you going stir crazy. You miss people. … Continue reading Time With Self
“You’re so lucky to have all your kids under the same roof as you again.” Message from a friend who seems to do a good job wounding me. Actually, she’s one of my most “realest” friends and while I sometimes don’t appreciate what she has to say, I love her dearly. So, while I’ve been … Continue reading When Reality Doesn’t Give a Hoot About Perspective
I’m no expert, but I’ve come to believe that our initial response to life’s challenges is a reflection of what’s in the heart. Fear, anger, doubt…these kneejerk reactions point to deeper heart issues. A majority of my adult years showed that I didn’t respond very well to stressors. Anger was almost always my initial response—even … Continue reading How Will You Respond?
I think most of us would agree that 2020 ranks as one of (if not the) least favorite of our years. For me it compares to my least favorite season, summer. I can deal with snow and cold much more than heat and humidity. And for whatever reason, the state of Wisconsin has seen a … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Like It
Before you think this post is about your diet, let me assure you it’s not. No judgments here on how anyone has handled the pandemic and being stuck at home. I’ll be the first to admit that I indulged a little too much in my favorite ice cream, Caramel Praline. https://media.giphy.com/media/TEXRz2Er060XbBgQUC/giphy.gif Instead, I’m referring to … Continue reading What Are You Feeding Yourself?