Monthly Archives: May 2016

Trusting the Promiser
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Trusting the Promiser

After 19 years of marriage John is remembering to take out the garbage every week. I can take out my own garbage. I lived single for 15 years. But when I got married there were three chores I couldn’t wait to pass on to someone else: taking out the garbage, filling my car with gas, […]

Porn is Not
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Porn is Not

Porn is not a pastime. It’s a pathway. Research confirms it. It’s an addiction. It’s a romance killer. It’s a competition the woman you say you love will lose every time. Porn makes a promise it can’t keep. –Andy Stanley, The New Rules for Love, Sex, & Dating That is a bold and brave declaration […]

Hello, I am still here!
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Hello, I am still here!

Well Hello there! It’s been a LONG time since my last post. I think part of me is still stuck in what, February? Really, where is 2016 going because it’s going too fast as next week we’ll be into June! Oh well….I can’t slow down time, but I can tell you that my 6 year […]

Joy!
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Joy!

Story time! On my way to work every morning, I stop at the same Shell to buy my lunch and a snack. However, I really only shop there because of the owner and his employees. “Good morning happy lady!” says the owner whom I see there everyday. “Good morning!” I replied. At that moment, I […]

God’s Intentions Towards Us
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God’s Intentions Towards Us

I get it.  It is hard to trust God.  If it were easy, we’d have a world full of trusting Christians who would then look more like Jesus so the world would truly be a better place.  Instead we get this broken world of scarcity and invulnerability of people trying and trying and trying to […]

15 Questions (and maybe some answers), Part 7 of 15
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15 Questions (and maybe some answers), Part 7 of 15

If you missed parts 1-6, you can find them here. Question #7: Why would a church hire an outside worship leader, one that is not part of the church’s culture, and one that is not connected to the people of that church? You may have noticed that most of the questions I have posed here […]

Seeking God from Overwhelmed Land
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Seeking God from Overwhelmed Land

I own land in Overwhelmed Land.  I’m doing my best to keep it as a vacation home though.  A “vacation” I try not to take too often.  This is when life gets to be “too much” and I don’t know how to function day-to-day.  This is where my 37 years as a Christian and 34 […]

My Love (Is Never Earned)
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My Love (Is Never Earned)

It’s sometimes impossible to believe that God loves us right where we are. We’re so imperfect, so flawed, so self-absorbed. Why would the creator of the universe and everything in it care to love me? But He does. John logic: What can I do, what can I say? To earn Your love another day? What […]

Happy? Mother’s Day
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Happy? Mother’s Day

I have a complicated relationship with holidays. By far the most complicated of which is one to make Freud proud: Mother’s Day. I stay home from church to avoid sermons about mothers and all we owe them and how God sees motherhood. I limit the mother-lauding Facebook statuses that I read. I generally avoid Mother’s […]

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