Take Off Your Shoes

My world was closing in and I felt suffocated. My soul was landlocked, hemmed in, and I desperately needed to stretch and breathe. I had looked forward to my vacation at the beach for weeks. Grabbing my camera, I headed out the door of the condo. The sun warmed my shoulders, though there was a…… Continue reading Take Off Your Shoes

How to Impress God

Some days it’s just so hard to focus. Confusion sets in when things don’t go the way I think they ought. Consistent change is slow coming. Old behavior patterns rear their ugly heads. What follows are the effects of stress: the extremes of lack of appetite or binge eating, insomnia, little-to-no motivation for daily tasks,…… Continue reading How to Impress God

Soul Whisperer

Have you ever wanted to run away? Yeah, me, too. There can be days and times when running seems the only viable solution. But, I have found that when I most feel like running is when I most need to stand. The kids are crazy. The house is a disaster. The marriage is broken. The job…… Continue reading Soul Whisperer

Of Moonflowers, Light, and Love

I have a moonflower vine. It grows on a trellis just outside my sunroom. Most every night I peek outside to see if it’s blooming. The flowers are as big as my hand, smell faintly sweet, and have heart-shaped leaves. It is by far one of the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen. I’m…… Continue reading Of Moonflowers, Light, and Love

Victory Song for the Hard Day

Fair warning … this post is a mini-Bible study. 🙂 You know that moment when you read a familiar passage of scripture and a verse leaps off the page and smacks you in the face? Look at me now! Psalm 46 starts with the verses familiar to many of us because it was set to music.…… Continue reading Victory Song for the Hard Day

Of Brooding and Nesting, Roosting and Resting

Have you ever felt like life just needs to stop so you can focus on the problem at hand? You reason, if I could only take some time to think about what’s going on and what I’m going to do about it, then I’d feel better. If only I didn’t have so many other things…… Continue reading Of Brooding and Nesting, Roosting and Resting