Oh that I had wings like a dove; then I would fly away and rest! I would fly far away to the quiet of the wilderness. Psalm 55:6-7

Monday was tough. We had a great weekend with friends in Chicago watching Cubs baseball, eating amazing food and seeing the downtown through the eyes of first time visitors. It was fabulous. But by Sunday evening I felt pretty tough. And not tough like, “I can do it all with one arm behind my back” …

Negative memories, also referred to as soul injuries or wounds, are caused by traumatic events in which one of our core needs are not met. Healing this type of injury requires another event to occur that corrects the injury. Let me use an example from the natural world to illustrate.

Last Saturday my daughters, granddaughter and I flew to Florida to celebrate my youngest daughter’s 25th birthday. Wow! My youngest daughter is 25! What happened to the time? How did the years sneak by so quickly? What am I going to be when I grow up? (I don’t know if we ever stop asking that …

  During tornado season a siren sounds in my community on Thursday at 2 p.m.  The siren runs for a minute or so and everyone stops, even if unconsciously, to acknowledge the emergency system designed to alert us to the presence of a tornado. No one moves to a safe place on Thursday afternoons but …

I don’t like failure. I’ve read about the failures of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Abraham Lincoln and countless others on their way to great successes. I love success but I don’t like failure. I’m getting better about it. I’m learning to receive criticism graciously and learn from it. I’m moving in that direction. But I’m …

We learn very early in our lives to hide. Peek-a-boo and hide & seek are two of the many ways we teach children the skill of hiding and the thrill of discovery. How often did my children put their hands over their face thinking I could no longer see them because they couldn’t see me. As …

Several times a week  I connect with an online workout called Barre 3. It is one way I step outside of the chaos of my life to get reconnected and centered again. Often during the workout the instructor references the chaos we experience in our muscles as we move. We are encouraged to pay attention …

I am Beverly. I am a child of God — deeply loved, adopted as His very own child with a place at the Table and an Inheritance. (Galatians 4:4-7) I know that–in my head; it took a while to reach my heart. It wasn’t immediate or easy, but when I believed that, my life changed. I am …

Thanks for joining me! It’s an honor to share these few moments with you. I know life can be chaotic. It’s my prayer that the minutes we spend walking together will bring some semblance of peace to your day and hope for your journey. I would be nothing if it wasn’t for my friend, Jesus. …