Category: Articles

  • Moving Forward

    Moving Forward

    2022 has been a year of great changes for me, and July has been a climax to those changes. I am still in transition, and hopefully, as I settle down into a new routine, I can find more time to tell my stories and explore the thought processes that have underlined the big decisions I […]

  • A Solid Foundation

    A Solid Foundation

    His Word provides a solid foundation that makes my life relatively stable regardless of the turbulences I experience. While my emotions can be on a rollercoaster from one day to another and my thoughts can vacillate from one moment to the next, the outcome of my life has been fairly stable and consistent with God’s promises for my life.

  • Meditation: Cast your Burden

    Meditation: Cast your Burden

    Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved (ESV) – Psalm 55:22 If I cast my burden on the Lord, sharing my thoughts, concerns, and worries with Him rather than bearing them alone, He will sustain me. The cause for concern may not […]

  • Day 28: Marriage Lessons #28DayChallenge

    Day 28: Marriage Lessons #28DayChallenge

    Finally, I have arrived at the end of this 28-day challenge, and I am so excited I made it to the final day! I’m proud of my persistence and grateful to God for inspiration. To wrap up this journey, I want to share 4 lessons I have learned from 4 years, 4 months, and 4 […]

  • Day 26: The Father #28DayChallenge

    Day 26: The Father #28DayChallenge

    Downstairs, two little boys are screaming at each other, most likely competing for some toy. They are my sons. One of them turns a year old in a few days; the other turned three years old three months ago. Between them, the sheer amount of energy I expend chasing, instructing, shouting, correcting, advising, and explaining, […]

  • Day 25: Finish what you started #28DayChallenge

    Day 25: Finish what you started #28DayChallenge

    Today is one of those days where my brain feels completely empty as I sit and stare at an empty screen. The allure of an empty page is not strong enough to overcome the exhaustion my mind feels. But the law that governs completion states that “at a minimum, you must make an effort”. Yes, […]

  • Day 24: The Efficacy of Prayer #28DayChallenge

    Day 24: The Efficacy of Prayer #28DayChallenge

    To pray literally means to make a request or a petition, usually to a higher power. However, the word “prayer” in the Christian sense includes all kinds of communication and interaction with God. Whether we are giving thanks for His goodness to us, praising and worshipping Him for who He is, making requests for ourselves, […]

  • Day 23: Mastery of Life and Purpose #28DayChallenge

    Day 23: Mastery of Life and Purpose #28DayChallenge

    Hello! Thanks for coming by (again). If you’ve taken time to read any of the previous 22 posts on this 28-day journey, I want to say a big “Thank You”. Nothing motivates a writer like knowing there are readers on the other side taking their precious time to stop and read. And if this is […]

  • Day 21: Let Go, Let God #28DayChallenge

    Day 21: Let Go, Let God #28DayChallenge

    Today I watched my 11-month-old son “hang” from the living room couch because his little legs were too short to reach the ground. Having figured out the right way to get down, he skillfully maneuvered to make the descent. With his body still clinging to the couch, supported by all the strength he could muster […]

  • Day 20: Earth Day Haikus #28DayChallenge

    Day 20: Earth Day Haikus #28DayChallenge

    Happy Earth Day, everyone! Every year, April 22 is set aside in support of environmental protection. As you can imagine, this provides an opportunity to initiate conversations about the environmental impact of human activities, climate change, sustainability and related topics. It remains important that we limit the damage we do to our environment, and possibly […]