Who Do I Follow?
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. Matthew 16:24 NLT The news in my little corner of the world over the last week has highlighted for me the importance of our choices. We […]
Five Reasons Forgiveness Leads to Freedom
Forgiveness is hard. Most of the time I don’t want to forgive. I’ve been hurt, I’m sad or angry or maybe even afraid. My brain screams, don’t let them get away with this, fight back! But experience tells me otherwise. Faith demands a different response. 1. If I don’t forgive, my faith is weak. We […]
I got up early this morning and went out to prune my rosebushes. I plant the southern standard, knock out roses. They are hardy. They bloom and rebloom all summer. However, as the summer wears on they get more and more stingy with the blooms, unless you prune them! And one hard truth I’ve learned […]
My Feet Hurt!
I am that girl, the one who always loved beautiful shoes. I notice shoes, and can guarantee that I will notice yours. Did you know that the University of Kansas even did a study on what shoes say about you? Well, today, I’m wearing a pair of decidedly unpretty shoes with orthotic inserts. Why? Well, […]
My husband calls me a wordsmith. And it’s true, for me words hold a great deal of power. Words can heal, words can wound, words can fight our battles, or bring peace in order to avoid the battle. I’ve become increasingly aware that I have a tendency at times to use my words to wound. […]
Getting it Right
My nephew and his wife have a new baby. Today, he wrote an eloquent post on their family blog about the challenges of balancing life, the changes they find in their thirty-something lives and I heard the unspoken plea, let us get this right! This feeling never really goes away does it? At every stage […]
Finding Your Value
There is a video on Facebook about an overweight young woman who begins to do yoga and it changes her perception of herself. Despite her weight she masters yoga. She says” I’m free, I feel worthy.” While it’s a touching video it made me sad. Sad because I, along with many women, judge my worth […]
Pressure of Perfectionism
Yesterday I had tea with a friend. We were talking about perfectionism, mine, not hers! I began my career in health care, I worked in the lab and it was impressed on us that a mistake had high consequences for our patients, possibly even death. Not everything in life needs to be approached with such […]