Seeing “red”

“You better never wear that red suit again!” This is what my friend had told me after I came out of a meeting with my boss. A meeting in which I had been somewhat nasty. Probably insubordinate. Even uttered the words, “Well, just fire me then.” Apparently, I was out of character, because my friend [...]

You can run…but you can’t hide

Rocks. I mentioned some of them in my last post. Those I threw into the ocean of surrender. And those I threw at cars when younger. Yes. My brother and I were often bored on our little street growing up. If we were not yelling across the street for our cousins to come out and [...]

WWJD: Still casting stones?

Love doesn’t keep score of the sins of others. 1 Corinthians 13:5, MSG My husband and I have had to do some crawling back. Crawling back to the beginning of what we had at year one of a 15 year marriage. In doing so we read, and we began reading a devotion weekly that tackled [...]

Just see Jesus

Oh, I have days I lose the fightTry my best but just don't get it rightWell I talk a talk that I don't walkAnd miss the moments right before my eyes. -Zach Williams, Less Like Me I know what that’s like. I aim daily to “fight the good fight.” But...there are days I fail. I [...]

To be known

I walked in the room, knowing I needed to apologize. Dinner in our home is definitely a time of interesting, and fiery conversation. The fiery ones center mostly on the state of virtual school. On any given night, one parent ends up being the bad cop, the good cop, or we both end up just [...]

Give yourself permission

I’m a helper. An empath. A person who moves in compassion, and this only becomes more apparent in times of crisis. I also like naps. Netflix. But I don’t like feeling helpless. I don’t know how to respond when the world says to stop moving . When before it’s all I’ve ever known to do. [...]

As much as it takes…

"They just don't listen. Seriously. I am trying, but they just don't want to hear it." I don't know how many times over the years I have said this. Been discouraged that messages of love and kindness are rejected. Disillusioned by watching those I've tried to guide make unwise choice after unwise choice. Been treated [...]

What you wished you’d said….

Ugh! Go away! Get out of here! You are so annoying. A day in the life of sibling rivalry. And it seems to happen a lot here while both deal with the changes that come with growing up. “You go back in there. She is going to fix how she just spoke to you.” It’s [...]

Better than yesterday

Yesterday. Yesterday was tough. Yesterday you lost your temper. Yesterday you failed as a mom. Yelled at your kids. Snapped at your husband. A co-worker. A friend. Yesterday you slipped. You fell back into old habits. Looking for anything to take away the pain, grief, sadness, loneliness you feel. Yesterday you didn’t meet all the [...]