Tag: grief

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.25.2022

I just finished my workout. The instructor mentioned her motivation in life right now is to protect her energy. Protect your energy. What does that mean? My first thought is I don’t have energy to do everything so I need to protect it, use it wisely. Protecting my energy means I say no. I say …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 10.07.2021

Today I picked up walnuts. Not just a bucket or two but five wheelbarrows full. We have our share of walnut trees which is quite nice considering it gives us full grown trees, pretty leaves in the summer and filtered shade. They also provide walnuts which would be great if I wanted to learn the …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.03.2021

I have never been to any of my high school class reunions. I moved away right after graduation and never lived in that area again. Relationships weren’t maintained, new interests formed, distance developed. Honestly, it feels like a huge hurdle. I remember my high school years through a certain lens, as do we all. Since …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 10.26.2020

This week, I invite you to walk with me through some of my inner thoughts regarding Psalm 107. The first time I remember reading it, I thought it would make a great sermon series. I even outlined it and used it as a part of an assignment in my Homiletics (Preaching) class. Perhaps it would …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.22.2020

Learning to care for myself has been a difficult task. I want to avoid self-centered habits. After all, the universe does not revolve around my belly button, no matter how much I might believe the opposite. It seems there is a fine line between boundaries and self-care and self-obsessed living. How do I make the …

Daily Reads 02.20.2020

Yet Jerusalem says, “The Lord has deserted us; the Lord has forgotten us.” Isaiah 49:14 There are times I feel forgotten. Forgotten by those who should remember. Forgotten on days that are special or outstanding. Forgotten by the ones I love and I believe love me. The cloak of invisibility hangs over me as life hurries and pushes …