Category Archives: Naming the Years

My Heart Is An Open Space 💔 ➡️ ❤️

Early this morning, during a lovely drive in the darkness into the big city, God aligned circumstances and the words to a song to do unsettling work in my heart. I didn’t even know this job needed doing, and yet, … Continue reading

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2018 – Forward

My one word for 2018 is forward. My key scripture for 2018 is Philippians 3: 12-14 in the ESV version: Not that I have already attained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day 💝

I’m a Christian, and I spent some quiet time with the Holy Spirit early this morning, before anyone else was awake. This is my favorite thing in life–actually, it is my lifeline, but I neglect it in the busy mess. … Continue reading

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When You Grump At the Courtesy Caller

Well, I did it again. I went off for a week and had a whooping-good time, and got behind on my home budget system. Some of my bills went past due, and the fees started hitting and piling up. Sigh. … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Story

This is s story about me and my mom. It’s really only a tiny slice off the story, and it’s deeply personal. But I share it to steward it, to offer hope to other broken wrecks out there, and because … Continue reading

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The Thing in a Nutshell 🌰

I don’t have to worry about a troublesome situation in my life because of who God is. But I worry about it because of who I am. So today, I’m going back over some of the reasons why I don’t have to … Continue reading

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Hard Things

Today, I’m thankful for hard things. From my knocked-down position, I’m learning some things I needed to know. And I’m seeing things I need to see. “Face down, where mercy finds me first…“ And sometimes, I need to be able … Continue reading

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