When I was young, maybe in middle school, I remember telling my mom that I had prayed to God to give me patience. She said, "You don't want to do that." I asked, "Why not?" She said, "Because then God is going to give you a lot of opportunities to grow your patience." Last week … Continue reading Sometimes you can get what you want
At the beginning of the month I had what I’m referring to as a breakdown. My version of a “breakdown” is characterized by an overwhelming and all consuming feeling of failure. Seemingly triggered by nothing in particular (although I’m suspecting pre-menstrual hormones might have something to do with the timing) I will start getting insecure … Continue reading I am not a failure
Don’t you just love social media? I love it. I love videos of dogs and cats doing funny things and I love getting able to read funny Tumblr highlights on Facebook (there’s a Facebook group… or two) without actually having to go into the black hole, time suck that is Tumblr. Most of all, I … Continue reading Remember
I am grateful for the mystery of peace, for the way my fears and anxieties and worries and complaints melt away in the presence of magnificent mountains. On the back of a motorcycle, on the way to town, mundane day to day moments are made wonderful by the towering presence of the mountains. They're right … Continue reading i am grateful (for m).
i am grateful for soup and friends and temperatures below 80 degrees. i am grateful for grace in the face of my complaints. i am grateful for the opportunity to be grateful. i am grateful for YouTube and the internet and communicating with friends who live far away. i am grateful for the boldness of … Continue reading i am grateful (for today).
And with him they crucified two robbers, one on his right and one on his left. And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads and saying, "Aha! You would would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself and come down from the cross!" So also the chief priests with … Continue reading i am grateful (for the cross).
i am grateful for blankets and slippers and weather cold enough to necessitate such cozy things. i am grateful for THREE DAY WEEKS! and happy faces. i am grateful for to-do lists and i can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. i am grateful for supportive friends, who through a simple facebook message can … Continue reading i am grateful (for a whole day of gratefulness).