I’ve been thinking a lot. Maybe I’ve been sitting in the proverbial valley so long that I’d forgotten what it was like to just enjoy God. We’re about halfway done our time in Santa Barbara, and it’s nothing like I’d worried it out to be. Typical. This experience, this time, is my time of rest … More Simple Faith On Sabado Tarde.
“I don’t want to go back to Ottawa.” This is what I told Steve the Wednesday we started our long journey back to Farnham from Capernwray Hall. These intense feelings of depression seemed to hit me as we sat at Carnforth train station under a dark and gloomy English sky. I didn’t want to move … More “I shall not want” – Managing FOMO, relationships, loneliness & change.
As a woman, I have this amazing mental capacity to hold onto something for a long time. Most men will agree with me on this. Okay, so that isn’t exactly “amazing” but it’s unreal how easy it is for me to fixate and stubbornly hold onto a grudge, bitterness, un-forgiveness, etc etc. But as I … More Overcoming my stubbornness.
“This right here is the problem, God. It’s always my fault. Why is it always my fault?” I wanted to be completely open and honest with myself and God. If I was frustrated and angry at my current situation, it was because this lie of things “always being my fault,” was what I believed, and … More “It’s always my fault.”
“Who are you?” The question caught me off guard. Admittedly, my friend Paul had made a smooth segue from our conversation about the significance of my tattoo, to my view of my personal significance. I was stumped. I stumbled around for an answer, and came up with the Sunday school response of, “Uhh…a child of … More Who am I?
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! 16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.” Isaiah 49:15-16 My husband’s been gone for 12 days. To those who are … More Never Forgotten.
“…for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7 If I sit down and think about my worst life decisions, I know they have all been made out of fear. I have made the most mistakes, and caused the most damage to myself and to others because … More Slaves To Fear.