“I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.” – Anonymous

I crashed onto my bed last night, not out of sleepiness, but out of emotional exhaustion. I was drained. It had been one of those days. He says, “Be still, and know that I am God” – Psalm 46:10a I did not turn on the sound machine. I did not turn on the fan. IContinue reading ““I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.” – Anonymous”

To Catch a Falling Star

Photo by Neale LaSalle on Pexels.com One of my favorite memories from childhood was camping out in my friend’s backyard in Arizona.  This camping was simple – a bunch of us in our sleeping bags, laid out on a tarp, under the stars. At that time, you could see the stars so clearly and theyContinue reading “To Catch a Falling Star”

Through Her Eyes: A Lesson Learned from my Daughter

This photo is the visual example of one of the biggest lessons I have learned from my daughter: To never stop looking at the world with childlike wonder. Between ages three and five, her and I would drive from Virginia to Ohio to visit my family. There was a standing rule for this trip: IContinue reading “Through Her Eyes: A Lesson Learned from my Daughter”

Sometimes You Just Need to be Alone

Today I did something I try to do at least once a week – take myself out for lunch, dinner, or in this case, a snack.  I know people who are horrified at the thought of eating in a restaurant alone, going to the movies alone, really, anything alone. But I crave and relish  thisContinue reading “Sometimes You Just Need to be Alone”

Changing Relationships

While attending a conference over the past few days, I was thinking about how many relationships I have built because of my job.  This led me to think about the evolution of relationship needs and what they were like at different stages in my life.  What a journey I discovered! As a child, my relationshipsContinue reading “Changing Relationships”

It’s Okay If We’re Not Okay

Sometimes as Christians we can feel like failures when the emotions we feel seem more powerful and stronger than the faith and trust that we hold. At first, it may feel wrong ti feel these, but emotions, as troubling as they can be at times, can also be beautiful, honest, and raw. And that’s howContinue reading “It’s Okay If We’re Not Okay”

A Simple Cup of Coffee

After traveling and enjoying a blessed, but busy weekend, I spent this Monday morning enjoying breakfast at a local diner with my husband.  After we played “catch up” with all the things we wanted to talk about our conversation shifted to our cups of coffee. Simple cups of diner quality coffee, both drank hot andContinue reading “A Simple Cup of Coffee”

Smell the Flowers

Stop and smell the flowers.  There is wisdom behind that adage.  All too often we are engrossed with our relentless to-do lists and don’t take a moment to slow down. If all we are doing is racing to the finish line then how can we possibly find rest for our weary souls? This devotion pieceContinue reading “Smell the Flowers”