Tag: loss

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 …

out of the chaos 04.12.2020

The one outstanding difference between Christianity and every other religion is an empty tomb. Our Lord is not buried, his body did not decay, he is alive! Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. She ran and …

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 …

Daily Reads 10.23.2019

Read: Psalm 91:1-2 Carefully read these two verses. Last week I explored what it meant to thrive rather than just survive. The key to thriving is outlined here. Living in the shelter of the Most High God means I have surrended my will to the Creator of my soul. It means that I trust his …

Hiding in the Shelter

Read: Psalm 91 My panic attack wasn’t the only event that occurred on October 21. In 1987, I miscarried my first pregnancy on that day. I remember the day was cold and gray with a little skiff of snow on the ground as we drove to the hospital. We were taken to the surgery floor …

When life gets real…

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

Ready or not…part 3

  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 …