Ponderings

The Day COVID Made Me Cry

Yesterday I cried. That's not all too uncommon, really. And there were some reasons I was likely more inclined to cry, but still, I cried for the first time since all this started. In the morning I cried while watching a video of a man who described how God ministered to him through a janitor… Continue reading The Day COVID Made Me Cry

Ponderings

Learning to Live in the Peace that Passes All (EVEN MY) Understanding

So, in the Fall of 2013, I gathered the verses below when faced with fear so thick I thought I'd suffocate. Yes, I even titled them with this same awkward title and inserted/used ALL CAPS on certain words/phrases. I needed emphasis and was trying to "preach" to myself. LOL. Anyway, I printed them and took… Continue reading Learning to Live in the Peace that Passes All (EVEN MY) Understanding

Ponderings

For Such a Time as This

What to say? What to do? For someone who likes to write her feelings, nothing sounds eloquent enough and words seem pretty much worthless right about now. My prideful side, though, shouts loud at me to scream out loud to you, “Look to Jesus. See Jesus. Hear and put your faith in Jesus. Please. Now!”… Continue reading For Such a Time as This

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On Shame, Fear, and a Little Motivation

What motivates you? The idea I’m about to share has been swirling around my mind for roughly five years now, but I think I'm finally ready to write about it. Now the basic, nutshell version is this: We're born into the world with three inescapable ingredients, pride being the first one (not such a surprise… Continue reading On Shame, Fear, and a Little Motivation

Ponderings

Remember When and Faith for Today

You know… many times God tells us to forget. Like the former things that we have no reason to recall because He is doing a new thing (Isaiah 43:18-19). Or, like forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead (Phil 3:13-14). Or, like forgetting how we used to walk on in this world… Continue reading Remember When and Faith for Today