“I call on heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have presented you with life and death, the blessing and the curse. Therefore, choose life, so that you will live, you and your descendants, loving Adonai your God, paying attention to what he says and clinging to him — for that is the purpose … More Choose Wisely
Do you ever feel guilty about enjoy a beautiful sunset or sunrise? No. Why is that? Because you know there is enough for everybody. No matter how much you enjoy it, it doesn’t take away from anyone else’s enjoyment. It’s big enough for everyone and there will always be more. As my Mom would have … More Silly goose syndrome
I don’t know how else to describe the past couple of weeks except that deep within my thoughts have been this must be what it is like for oil and water to mix. January 4th was the 2nd anniversary of my Mother transitioning to heaven. I was not prepared for the the wave of grief … More When oil and water mix
You know when it’s cloudy and you feel a heaviness because you can’t see or feel the sunlight? That’s a literal picture what grieving over “what-ifs” does within us. That was my discovery this evening. Not long after my acupuncture appointment started tonight I asked my acupuncturist what it was he was addressing and he … More Grieving over “what-ifs”
My husband has an expression “too heavenly minded to be any earthly good”. That’s not what I’m talking about here. I’m not talking about stuffing your heart away so that you don’t feel loss, grief, pain, disappointment or whatever lack has occurred in your life; then when your heart tries to surface for air you … More Pain and Provision
It has been several years since I first encountered this concept while reading Waking The Dead by John Eldredge. It was one of those “ah ha” moments for me. I had been treating my heart like an enemy, as something from which I most definitely needed to guard myself diligently so as not to feel … More My heart is not my enemy
Hello world – I’ve made my choice and my choice is to trust God over having to understand. Understanding is a very hard task master and allows no rest, because there is always something more to be understood in order to be safe. It doesn’t work. Understanding is a modern-day idol that masks itself in … More When there are no answers
I was just speaking with a friend who has been dealing with grief. During our conversation she told me several times “you’ve got to put that on your blog”. Part of me had trouble accepting that encouragement; almost a fear of what if no one else agrees with her; what will people think of me? … More Is that all there is?