I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you. ~John 14:18 Tonight, my heart hurts. My soul is weary. The fight is real. I would wager that many of you are here tonight, too; Because how many of us fight a secret struggle, deep in the recesses of our hearts, That nobody knows… Continue reading A Penny for Your Thoughts
I am asking for grace as I write on this subject. Grace and understanding from those who shepherd His sheep. Pretty please – don’t crucify me by correcting my faulty theology, or hate me if you feel like I have mentioned you. I am going to be honest, but I will do my best to… Continue reading The Church of the Extremities, and other silly names
The faithful among us… the strong, the stout-hearted – how I admire and envy their stolidity, their strength, their unwavering belief in the face of the worst situations, the most devastating diagnoses, the most painful abandonments. You know somebody like this, I’m sure – someone who, no matter what happens, their immediate response is, “Yes,… Continue reading If We’re Honest
My mouth. Ohhh, my mouth. When I was a little girl, my grandma taught me how to use a needle and thread; how I wish I could take a needle and thread and use it to sew up my own pie-hole. Yes, my very own open trap that doesn’t seem to know when to keep… Continue reading Just… Shut Up.
I could see the tears welling up in her eyes as I scolded her: “How many times have I told you not to do that?? We go through this every day! Over and over, I ask you not to do this, yet the behavior continues, and you get in trouble, every time! When are you… Continue reading When Your Heart is Weary, But You Still Have to Forgive