a PEACE of my week

Self awareness is a funny thing, right?  Its something we see the need for so clearly in others around us, yet it seems to be difficult to peg ourselves down in certain ways. Why do I act "this" way? Why is this a choice I keep going back to? What in me lifts others up [...]

The Rains Come

The rains come.  They just do.  I wish they didn't, sometimes I wish we could just cruise through this life unscathed and unaffected until we reach our final destination.  It's not how things work.  Makes it funny to me that still I am suprised when hard things, stressful things, painful things come. My daughter Faith [...]

Strength and Dignity

Strength and Dignity

I keep on telling myself, "It's your story.  If you don't tell it, who will?" Or, even better, "It's God's Gideon story.  If you don't tell it, who will?" The self talk goes on, "You can do this!  Because God can do it, you can do it with Him!  Just be strong and confident." Strong and confident.  Strong [...]

In 2016, a book maybe?

In 2016, a book maybe?

Even the thought itself sends shivers of inadequacy, humility, worry, shyness... It's just so... putting myself out there!  Going after writing another book is, for me (figuratively speaking) like heading to a public place in my skivvies.  It leaves me feeling like I have no security, no safety net, no protection.  And, of course, I know [...]