Sunday summary

(photo credit)Every Sunday when I get to go to church I leave with something from God's word pressing on me.  Every time.  But I don't always sit down and spend some time chewing on what struck me.  Being involved in a community group helps cause every Thursday our group talks about how the sermon impacted… Continue reading Sunday summary

There’s no time for this! {Warning: I’m yelling in this post. At myself mostly.}

You know what keeps you locked in a cage of doing what you know is wrong when there's a clear way out? A total ignorance, a total unawareness, a total blindness, a total denial of the times.When a person knows their about to die you know what they don't do? They don't say, "You know… Continue reading There’s no time for this! {Warning: I’m yelling in this post. At myself mostly.}

A meditation on saving my life

"See it as a chance to die."It's what I heard walking in the back door after kicking my shoes off with the scattered shoes from every other person in my family. I saw all those shoes, not even in simple pile, and thought of all the times I've bent over to pick up shoes and… Continue reading A meditation on saving my life

God is not Dr. Crabby Pants

(Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my son Ryland)It started at 1:30 AM, Thursday.  I can't do math in my sleep-deprived brain at this point, but in however many hours it's been since 1:30 AM Thursday, I've had a couple hours of sleep.  My husband has had less.  Not good.My husband was called out to investigate a messy… Continue reading God is not Dr. Crabby Pants

A real, concrete promise: A meditation on Psalm 121

A Song of Ascents I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD… Continue reading A real, concrete promise: A meditation on Psalm 121

Shadows and Mysteries

I was at a county courthouse today. Not a place I usually spend any time. In fact, except for filing for a legal separation almost exactly two years ago today, I'm never there. Today I was there to file a motion to vacate the order of legal separation.In that quiet, rigid building I felt like… Continue reading Shadows and Mysteries