Can I ask you a favor? If you are reading my book, could you share your thoughts with me? To ask you this question makes me nervous because this book is my baby. The comparison between writing a book and childbirth has been used before, and I can tell you it is an accurate association. … Continue reading Can I Ask You a Favor?
January 1 is like a reset button. Every year, I can choose to push it or not. Need a fresh start? Push the reset button. Want to create new habits? Hit the button. Need to quit eating/drinking/smoking? Press the button. It is a magical moment at the genesis of each trip around the globe. When … Continue reading Push the Button
It’s the wee hours. In Christmases past we would have already been up for a while. There would be noise, unwrapping, and kids everywhere trying out all the gifts and, by now, a Christmas morning breakfast in the works. Today, I sit in the shimmer of my Christmas tree in silence. There is snow on … Continue reading Christmas 2020
“Shhhh, the baby is sleeping.” Common words when there is a newborn nearby. We tiptoe. We go around. We turn off the music. We wait to get out the pots and pans. We silence the TV. We whisper. It is as if our whole world is waiting. Fully grown adults rearranging our lives over a … Continue reading Shhh, the Baby is Sleeping
It’s early for a Saturday. My body has slipped right back into teacher sleeping rhythms since I started back working at a school. I don’t mind because the early rising gives me quiet moments. I ease out of bed and go to my chair, book in hand. My book! The first hard copy arrived yesterday. Before then, it was … Continue reading It’s Real!
This entry is actually from today, December 13th. It was written long before the pandemic yet it applies even more now. If you like what you have read this past week, head over to Amazon to order your 365 days of entries in my book Words to the Weary. It comes in both ebook and … Continue reading Last Excerpt
Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle! Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come … Continue reading Excerpt 5
For it is you who light my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness. ~Psalms 18:28 Is the dark getting darker? Is your world out of control? That’s good news! That means the light is getting brighter. Did you know, Beloved, that the darkness serves the light? It is not the other way around. When the darkness … Continue reading Excerpt 4
For He Himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in His flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that He might create in Himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace. ~Ephesians 2:14-15 The world you live in doesn’t make sense, Dear … Continue reading Excerpt 3
And He said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” ~Exodus 33:14 Dear One, I don’t think you know your own strength. The daily burden takes up so much of your life you cannot look up long enough to recognize the power you have. Your feet trudge along, step by step. If … Continue reading Excerpt 2