Endurance for 2019

Twelve years ago I ran the PF Chang Rock n' Roll half marathon in Phoenix.  I trained for it and felt pretty good till I hit the seventh mile.  Mile seven to mile 13.5 felt like my legs were made of lead and my lungs were full of fire.  I yelled at myself for that… Continue reading Endurance for 2019

7 Thing Keeping Me Awake Tonight

I worked a twelve and half hour day on the acute rehab unit today. Made chili dogs for my sons when I got home and a bowl of sautéed veggies, brown rice and quinoa for myself with a glass of pinot grigo.  Worked in my powerpoint presentation for my community health class.  And listened to… Continue reading 7 Thing Keeping Me Awake Tonight

A Man You Shall Be

Tomorrow, my youngest son turns 13.  His birth came at such a memorable time in my life. It was two days after Christmas and my marriage was in shambles. But God was with me!  God with us, who we celebrate at Christmas, was filling me with hope when I should have been in despair.  He… Continue reading A Man You Shall Be

Three Practical Ways to Take Refuge in God

Photo CreditI've been thinking a lot these last few months about what it means practically to take refuge in God.  Refuge isn't a term we use often personally.  On a political level we may think of refugees, and the place they go to flee the danger in their homeland as a place of refuge.  But… Continue reading Three Practical Ways to Take Refuge in God

Of barely burning embers, a bruised heart and a Beautiful Savior

  I came to the end of another journal today. I've kept a journal since I was 9, and I still have all my journals from age 13 on. Looking back is hard. And some of the reason it's hard is pride. It's flat out embarrassing looking back at some of the things I thought,… Continue reading Of barely burning embers, a bruised heart and a Beautiful Savior

Got power?

Committing Colossians to my heart, this struck me:...being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father... Colossians 1:11-12aWe Christ-clinging ones, we have heard and believed and desire to live a life worthy of the Lord, though we know… Continue reading Got power?