Tag: resolutions

OUT OF THE CHAOS 01.04.2022

As I begin the New Year, I want to intentionally listen to my self-talk. It is what I say to myself that reveals where I have made agreements. As I journey through life these agreements may change, especially as I make healthy changes in what I believe about myself. For a long time I made …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 01.03.2022

Monday officially kicks off 2022 for me. The first two days of 2021 were spent celebrating Jesus’ birth, our family and welcoming the new year. The time was chaotic, funny, affirming and filled with food fit for a king. At one point in the preparation process, my daughter and I looked at each other and …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.31.2021

The last day of 2021. It seems almost surreal that another year is finishing. Today I caught up with accumulated mail which included Christmas greetings from friends and family. As I perused the letters included with cards, as well as some Facebook greetings, I noticed how well these recaps were a fitting closure to the …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.28.2021

Liminal space. The time between what was and what will be. It is a place of transition, a season of waiting, of not knowing. It can be illustrated by moving from one room to another. There is a moment when I am in neither room but rather in the doorway. The space between one room …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.29.2020

Reviewing this year may seem like an insurmountable task; one I might just as soon forget. After all, there is something to be said about leaving the past in the past. There is also something to be said for reviewing the past and making peace with it. I know I don’t want to allow 2020 …

Daily Reads 12.30.2019

I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward …