“I just want something to hang my hat on!” I whined to my husband. The funny thing is, before that moment, I’d probably never uttered that phrase in my entire life. I definitely wasn’t wearing a hat. This quarantine seems to be leading us to say and do new things. But, I meant it. IContinue reading “When the Anchor is Secure, But the Ship is Falling Apart”
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When It Is Well with Your Soul, But Not with the Rest of You
I remember the somber voices singing at my mother’s funeral. I sat beside my dad, near the front of the church, as the crowd behind us led and echoed the chorus of the hymn “It Is Well.” It Is Well It Is Well With My Soul With My Soul And though I wasContinue reading “When It Is Well with Your Soul, But Not with the Rest of You”
This Too Shall Pass, But What Will Remain: PART 2
I chuckled at the stranger’s tweet. The words brought me a moment of joy in the midst of these crazy Coronavirus days. The Twitter user shared that their child had asked if “Daddy had lived through COVID 1 to 18 when he was a little kid.” How sweet… and how sad. The truth is, noneContinue reading “This Too Shall Pass, But What Will Remain: PART 2”
Is It Worth It?
Sometimes I can’t remember if I just put a new coffee pod into my coffee maker, or if the one I’m staring at in puzzlement is the used one from yesterday. Even though I would have had to put the coffee pod there mere moments before, I seem to forget if I actually did it,Continue reading “Is It Worth It?”
“But It’s Not Like Last Time!”: Finding Joy in Unmet Expectations and Change
Her face was red and wet with tears. Her fists were clenched and she was shaking her head spastically making her blonde hair flail around her head. She continued to whine and complain, but I could barely understand her words through her deep sobs. She was having a full-fledged meltdown. Baggage was to blame. No,Continue reading ““But It’s Not Like Last Time!”: Finding Joy in Unmet Expectations and Change”
The pictures in my iPhoto library scrolled in front of my eyes like credits rolling on a screen at the end of a movie. Only faster. I was feeling a little uneasy in my stomach. Granted, I could have been getting motion sick from the quick movement (No, really. I’m serious. This happened to me onceContinue reading “Just visiting.”
Math is easier without numbers.
I don’t have a beautiful mind like the guy in the movie by that title who is a brilliant mathematician. In fact, when it comes to math, my mind is anything but beautiful. Equations go into my mind to scoff and mock. “Larry, get a load of this mind! She’ll never get us. We’re safe here!” (Yes, mathContinue reading “Math is easier without numbers.”
When I was 10 years old, my dad took the position of pastor at Emmanuel Community Church. Six weeks later, my mom died suddenly in our kitchen while sitting at the table. She had been reading a book, and drinking a cup of coffee when she began to collapse. Needless to say, it was aContinue reading “Home Base.”
23 years ago today my Mom, Mary Miller, died suddenly of a heart arrhythmia. She was 34 years old. This Friday is my birthday. I will be turning 34. I’m going to be very honest here and admit that I’m struggling with turning 34. It has nothing to do with aging and I’m not oneContinue reading “34.”