2020 Whirlwind

Part 1 2020…We can all agree this will be the year we look back on with disdain. “This is 20-20“ no thanks, Barbara Walters. I’ll take “2019” for $1000, Alex. I’m human, you’re human. We naturally want a world with circumstances we can control. But, with each little thing that gets pulled from my white-knuckledContinue reading “2020 Whirlwind”

When the Words Won’t Come

Writing is how I process my world. It is a free therapist that I never have to worry about overburdening with the same thoughts, ideas, and concerns. Often my writing becomes prayers when the words become so heavy, they fall onto pages like an onslaught of rain to an already over saturated earth. When thereContinue reading “When the Words Won’t Come”

Hope in a Hopeless World

We are in the first week of advent. In the church, Advent means the weeks leading up to the birth of Christ. Often this is represented by lighting a candle, specifically purple in color, to signify the hope of the coming of Christ. In the Old Testament, God’s people had strayed so far from Him.Continue reading “Hope in a Hopeless World”

Soul Rest

I don’t think she realized the value of the gift she gave me. An author we both loved was speaking at a church in her town and my friend didn’t hesitate to purchase tickets for the both of us. She didn’t even ask me first. After almost 20 years, I guess she knows me wellContinue reading “Soul Rest”

Rest: Cultivating a Quiet Heart

I don’t think there is a single person that couldn’t benefit from more rest and quiet. Not just sleep, although I would enjoy more of that too. I mean resting from all things that keep us busy. And from the activities that overwhelm our minds, distracting us from life and the people in it. ThereContinue reading “Rest: Cultivating a Quiet Heart”