Necessary Endings–Part 1

Glorious Monday morning, friends! I trust that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day, but I also hope that you’re still thanking God with each breath you take and with each move you make. Thanksgiving is not a one day affair — though the world would have you believe that. We have lips to praise him…

Bookmarked, Dog-Eared, Rooted

Glorious Sunday morning! As I sit in my favorite spot for writing, it’s still dark outside, so my drapes are pulled shut. The only thing cunning enough to travel through those panels is the rhythmic drip, drip, dripping of the soft rain playing a medley of sorts outside my window. Normally, the panels are pushed…

He Listens

Glorious Sunday morning, friends! This past month has been a rollercoaster ride. The slow ascents have been invigorating. The free falling has been life-changing, and the curvy places have been so much fun that I can’t stop replaying these experiences in my head. Even walking off the ride with shaky legs was amazing because each…

Celebration of Sisterhood 2019

This morning I woke up more thankful than I ever have been — thankful for all the things we take for granted like breathing and mobility, but also those things we don’t give much attention during our waking hours. The dreams that swirl around in our heads are important. Not only are they important, they’re…

James Said It

Glorious Sunday morning, friends! We made it to the weekend. How’d you make it? Cool, calm, and collected? Bruised, battered, and limping? Perhaps you’re somewhere in between like me. I had a great week despite the fact that this past Friday was the 13th, and it was a full moon. In teacher-speak, that’s a recipe…

SHAKE, Shake, shake – Part 4

Now that the Shake-ing has stopped and you have the key, free your mind. Your PRISON is your mind. It’s a powerful warden appointed by the one whose mission is to steal your joy, kill your dreams, and destroy your life. Free your mind of the chains that hold you in place — the chains…

SHAKE, Shake, shake — Part 3

Now that the SHAKE-ing has stopped, you can breathe. As you endured the sinking sand, the muck and the mire, and the trials of many kinds, you felt helpless. You held your breath and prayed to God in desperation, begging him to stop the SHAKE-ing. Because he loves you, the SHAKE-ing continued — pummeling you,…

SHAKE, Shake, shake – Part II

Shedding that Cloak of Cliches is harder than you think — not just because of the weight of it all — but because it’s like a second skin. It’s thick — insulating you from whatever tries to get to you. It’s a wall, a barrier, an armor, a fence, a border wall, a cocoon, a…

SHAKE, Shake, shake

Everybody knows somebody who is always going through it, and they must tell everybody about what it is that they’re going through. From the time she was a little girl ’til her 30th class reunion, she has been going through it. Everybody knows somebody who is perpetually hanging in there, taking it day by day,…