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OUCH! I Made A Mistake

OUCH! I Made A Mistake

I thought I was learning well. Or so it seemed to me. Yes, since I signed up with Duolingo to learn Russian I was  pumped to learn. I zoomed through the lessons mastering a few words and often by trial and error managed to move from one level to the next. Honestly I...

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Tough Moments, Tender Hearts

Tough Moments, Tender Hearts

Well it’s January 2023 and I’m glad to embrace a new year. There is something about a fresh start that motivates and fills me with hope. New calendars and new beginnings – we all need them. We all live in a fallen world and deal with tough situations. There are no...

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The Write Move

We oftentimes hear about the difficulty of making connections in this digital world - the impact on relationships the loneliness many  people feel but is there anything we can do? Anything that is sure to make a positive impact? Yes, let me reassure you there is...

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He Sees You

He Sees You

     She sat in the back and I watched her. Quiet, serious, alone. While the other children pressed close to my rocking chair longing to get closer to me, she sat in the motionless. Watching.  What made her so detached from the other students?  Sitting there. Alone. I...

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Dealing With Discouragement

Dealing With Discouragement

The rain outside seemed to match the discouragement I felt. Life had been tough. No matter how hard I prayed nothing seemed to change. And since my focus was on change, an answer, relief, healing, help and more, my discouragement mounted. Then to put the icing on the...

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Fighting Discouragement

Joseph in the pit    was discouraged David in the cave   felt alone. Samuel knowing Saul  was depending on himself was sad, and discouraged and given to moan.   I, too, have found myself discouraged. Seeing the defeat of God’s plan. My heart has given way to sadness...

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The Problem That Wouldn’t Go Away

The Problem That Wouldn’t Go Away

It had been a hard season. Very hard. Challenges and problems galore- when  suddenly I began realizing that something was wrong. Very wrong. I was exhausted. My get up and go had got up and left. And no matter how hard I tried to keep going I could tell the...

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How Do I Do That?

How Do I Do That?

The early morning light cast shadows across the page of my familiar Bible as I read it. Walk in the Light. How do I do that? I pondered. I always ponder most when I’ve been to Maine. I am recently home from a refreshing time there among the smell of the sea air and...

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Reclaiming Your Life

Reclaiming Your Life

Everybody struggles.  It is true. Some struggles are more obvious than others but still we struggle. For me, since I was in an accident a few years ago, I’ve avoided busy, fast paced roads. I didn’t trust myself to handle the pressure. I didn’t trust the other...

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When we are down to nothing He is up to something

When we are down to nothing He is up to something

Have you been there?  Down to nothing? I certainly have. I will never forget those moments of not knowing where to turn. The plans I thought would unfold never did. And I was left trapped in a dark well of grief and loss. But as I groped my way out I discovered the...

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